50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Ohio State to Know Story

By Sarah Hartness

Introduction

50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Ohio State to Know Story

This list covers interesting and fun facts about Ohio state, which includes weird, scary, and...

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Ohio Fun Facts

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Dayton, Ohio, is where many important things were invented

One invention was the pop-top can, which made it possible to open cans without a...

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Other important inventions also come from the state

The self-starting car engine was invented in 1911, which saved drivers from having to manually...

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The Wright Brothers invented the airplane in Ohio

The brothers lived in Dayton, Ohio, and spent years here researching and testing aviation pieces...

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Ohio is the 17th state

One of the interesting facts about the state of Ohio is that congress made its...

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The Ohio buckeye tree is one of Ohio's natural resources

It is a common tree in Ohio, mostly found in the western half of the...

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame is in Canton, Ohio

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is one of the famous landmarks in Ohio. The...

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Cleveland, Ohio, is home to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The museum recognizes the most important people in rock music history. The inductees have a...

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The population of Ohio is over 11,780,000

It is the seventh most populated state in the country. A majority of the population...

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Almost twenty percent of the state's population lives in rural areas

This is equivalent to approximately 2,310,000 people. These people are not considered a part of...

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The Ohio State University is the third-largest university in the country

A fun fact about Ohio is that Ohio State University is the third-largest university in...

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Superman was created in Cleveland, Ohio

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two neighbors from Cleveland, created him in 1933. They started...

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The first professional baseball team was the Cincinnati Reds

The team was established in 1869 and was originally called the Red Stockings. They started...

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The first police car was used in Ohio

It was a wagon, and it was first used in Akron, Ohio, in 1899. The...

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Cedar Point, an amusement park, is in Ohio

Cedar Point is the second oldest operating amusement park in the country, and it opened...

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Dayton, Ohio, is home to the National US Air Force Museum

One of the fun facts about Ohio is that the world's oldest and largest military...

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Neil Armstrong is from Ohio

He was born on August 30th, 1930, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He became the first person...

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Interesting Facts About Ohio

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The capital of Ohio state is Columbus

Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States. The city was established in...

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The state bird of Ohio is the cardinal

The cardinal was designated the official state bird in 1933. Cardinals were actually not originally...

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The official animal of Ohio is the white-tailed deer

The deer was adopted as the state's official animal in 1988, and it was chosen...

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The state flower of Ohio is the red carnation

The flower was adopted as the official state flower in 1904, and it was chosen...

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Ohio's state motto is "With God, All Things Are Possible"

The motto was adopted in 1959 after a contest to select one, and a 12-year-old...

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The Ohio state gemstone is the Ohio flint

The gemstone was adopted as the state gemstone in 1965, as a lot of it...

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The Ohio state beverage is tomato juice

It was adopted in 1965. Tomato farming for commercial use started in 1870 and ended...

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The Ohio state insect is the ladybug

It was made the official state insect in 1975, and there are many species of...

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The official state rock song of Ohio is "Hang on Sloopy"

Ohio is the only state with an official rock song. It was adopted in 1985...

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Ohio has the largest Amish population in the United States

There are around 80,000 Amish living in Ohio. Most of them live in the northwestern...

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John Glenn was born in Ohio

He was born in Cambridge, Ohio, on July 18th, 1921. He was the first American...

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Weird Facts About Ohio

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The Ohio state flag is not a rectangle

The flag was adopted on May 9th, 1902, and its shape is officially called a...

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There is an Ohio county in West Virginia

The county is in the northern part of the state, with Ohio bordering it to...

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Ohio is known for its pawpaw fruit

It is the main produce from the state, even though it is also grown in...

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Seven US presidents were born in Ohio, the second most after Virginia

The presidents from the 1800s are Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield...

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The world's longest bar is in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

It is at the Beer Barrel Saloon. Longer bars have been used temporarily, but this...

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Ohio History Facts

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Oberlin College was the first college to allow women and non-whites

The college opened in 1833, making it the oldest co-ed liberal arts college in the...

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William McKinley was the governor of Ohio before becoming president

He was one of the presidents born in Ohio and was a teacher before the...

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William Henry Harrison was a US Senator before he was president

He was a senator for Ohio from 1825 and 1828. Before being a senator, he...

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Ohio was part of the Northwest Territory

One of the lesser-known historical facts about Ohio is that after the Revolutionary War, the...

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Many Native American tribes used to live in Ohio

They lived here for many years before the settlers from Europe started taking over in...

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Cool Facts About Ohio

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The name Ohio comes from an Iroquois word

It means "beautiful river." The Iroquois originally named this river "Ohio" since they saw it...

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The first permanent settlement in Ohio was Marietta

It was settled on April 7th, 1788, when General Rufus Putnam and his men landed...

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The first African-American to pass the Ohio bar exam was John M. Langston

He was born in 1829 in Virginia and moved to Ohio when he was five...

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Ohio is nicknamed the Buckeye State

The name comes from the buckeye tree, which is common all over the state. The...

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The world's largest drumsticks are in Ohio

The drumsticks are in David Grohl Alley, in Warren, Ohio, and are named after the...

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Random Facts About Ohio

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The Ohio River is the lowest point in Ohio

One of the interesting Ohio facts is that the lowest point in the state is...

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The highest point in Ohio is Campbell Hill

Campbell Hill is in Logan county, and it is named after Charles O. Campbell, who...

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Lake Erie borders Ohio to the north

Across Lake Erie to the north of Ohio is Ontario, Canada. Going counterclockwise from Lake...

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park is in Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a famous landmark in Cleveland, covers 33,000 acres in northeastern Ohio...

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Benjamin Harrison was born in Ohio

He was born in 1833 in North Bend, Ohio, at his grandfather's house, who happened...

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Scary Facts About Ohio

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Ohio had more Union soldiers in the Civil War than any other state

There were over 300,000 people from Ohio that served during the war, all fighting for...

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Four of the presidents from Ohio died while in office

William Henry Harrison was the first president to die in office. He died of pneumonia...

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Ohio was part of the reason for the Revolutionary War

Other than the issues with British control and taxation, American settlers wanted to move west...

Conclusion

Conclusion

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