Thursday, November 3

Facts about Ohio

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Are you ready to learn some quick facts?

Have you ever visited Ohio before? Maybe you already live there? Whatever it may be, you can learn some quick facts about Ohio right here! Just keep on reading. Joey and Jinger love learning cool facts about each of the different states in the United States. They would love me to share some of those cool facts with you! Every Thursday, I will be posting quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about North Dakota. This week we are posting quick facts about Ohio. The countdown is on, only 15 more states to blog about! Just fifteen more weeks to go… Yay!!

Did you know that Ohio was the seventeenth (17th) state to join the union? Yes, that is correct! Ohio officially joined the union on February 19, 1803! Ohio is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is bordered by five (5) states: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan. Ohio also shares a border with Canada. Ohio is the thirty-fourth (34th) largest state in the United States. That means Ohio is one of the medium sized states. There are about 11,780,017 people that live in the state of Ohio. That is a lot of people.


Ohio famous person alert:

Did you know that Thomas Alva Edison was born in Milan, Ohio? Thomas Alva Edison was a famous inventor. Thomas Alva Edison invented things like the phonograph, electric light, and many other brilliant inventions. To learn more about Thomas Alva Edison: CLICK HERE

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Quick Facts about Ohio:

1. A few things Ohio is known for are: the Birthplace of Aviation, Buckeye candy, and the Ohio River. A few of the nicknames for the state of Ohio are: the Buckeye State, The Heart Of It All, and The Mother Of Presidents. The Ohio state motto is “With God All Things Are Possible.” The Ohio state motto was adopted on October 1, 1959. The abbreviation for Ohio is OH.

2. The capital of Ohio is Columbus. Columbus officially became the capital of Ohio in 1816. Columbus has an estimated population of about 906,529 people.

3. The Ohio state bird is the Cardinal. The Cardinal was chosen as the state bird for Ohio in 1933. The Ohio male Cardinal is a beautiful bright red color with some black around its beak and on its wings. The Cardinal is light pale brown grayish in color with some light red color on its wings, head, and tail.

4. The Ohio official state flower is the Carnation also known as the Dianthus caryophyllus. The Carnation is a perennial plant. The Carnation starts blooming during the spring and summer months. The Carnation is a beautiful flower!! The Ohio Carnation became the official state flower in 1904.

5. Ohio’s current state flag was officially adopted on May 9, 1902. Ohio’s state flag has a red, white, and blue background with a triangle, circles, stripes, and seventeen stars on it. Ohio is the only state to have a nonrectangular flag. The shape of the Ohio flag is triangular.

6. Some crops that are grown in Ohio are: apples, corn, grapes, peaches, potatoes, strawberries, soybeans, and watermelon.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Ohio are: the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

8. Some animals that live in Ohio are: bats, coyotes, groundhogs, skunks, and white-tailed deer.

9. Ohio can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Ohio was 113 degrees Fahrenheit in Gallipolis, Ohio on July 21, 1934. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Ohio was -39 degrees (39 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Milligan, Ohio on February 10, 1899.



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Facts about Ohio


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Books about Ohio:

1. B Is For Buckeye An Ohio Alphabet by Marcia Schonberg

2. It Happened in Ohio by Carol Cartaino

3. Trick or Treat in Ohio by Eric James

4. ABC Ohio by Adriane Doherty

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Tune in next week to learn some cool facts about Oklahoma! Thanks a million for reading my post!! "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."— Benjamin Franklin



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