Thursday, November 3

Facts about Ohio

Ohio Facts

Learn facts about Ohio for kids.

Have you ever visited Ohio before? You may 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 post quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done alphabetically (ABC) order! Last week, we posted facts about North Dakota. This week, we are posting quick facts about Ohio. You will learn about Ohio's state flag, bird, and other facts. The countdown is on, and there are only 15 more states to blog about! 

Did you know 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 who 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 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. Ohio is known for a few things: the Birthplace of Aviation, Buckeye candy, and the Ohio River. A few of the nicknames for 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. Columbus is the capital of Ohio. It officially became the capital in 1816 and has an estimated population of about 906,529.

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 official state flower of Ohio is the Carnation, also known as Dianthus caryophyllus. The Carnation is a perennial plant that starts blooming during the spring and summer months. It 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. Ohio is the only state to have a nonrectangular flag. The shape of the Ohio flag is triangular.

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

7. Some cool places to visit 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 cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in Ohio was 113 degrees Fahrenheit in Gallipolis, Ohio, on July 21, 1934. The coldest temperature 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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Mimi is a talented and dedicated author known for her captivating "Joey Saves the Day!" book series and other engaging titles. Her passion for learning, reading, drawing, and writing shines through in her work as she strives to inspire and educate her readers. As a devoted homeschooling mother, she juggles her writing career while raising two young children and supporting two adult children who have already ventured out independently.

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