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Ohio State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Ohio as the 17th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Ohio.

State Name: Ohio

Abbreviation: OH

Capital of Ohio State: Columbus

Date of Statehood: March 1, 1803

Ohio State Population: 11,464,042 (US Census 2005 estimate)

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Primary Agriculture: Ohio's fertile soil produces soybeans, corn, oats, grapes, and clover. More than half of Ohio's farm receipts come from dairy farming and sheep and hog raising. Ohio is the top state in lime production and among the leaders in coal, clay, salt, sand, and gravel.

Primary Industry: Akron is known for rubber; Canton for roller bearings; Cincinnati for jet engines and machine tools; Cleveland for auto assembly and parts, refining, and steel; Dayton for office machines, refrigeration, and heating and auto equipment; Youngstown and Steubenville for steel; and Toledo for glass and auto parts.

Ohio State Nickname: The Buckeye State

Ohio State Motto: With God all things are possible.

Ohio State Flower:
Red Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)(Legislation of 1904)
Picture of the Red Carnation, the official state flower of Ohio.
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Ohio State Tree: The Buckeye (Legislation of 1953)

Ohio State Bird:
Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)(Legislation of 1933)
Picture of the Cardinal, the official state bird of Ohio.
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Ohio State Fish: None (Legislation Pending)

Ohio State Insect: Ladybug (Legislation of 1975)

Ohio State Gemstone: Flint (Legislation of 1965)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Ohio.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Ohio.
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State Commemorative Quarter: From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Ohio.
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Ohio State Postage Stamp: From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Ohio state.
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Ohio State License Plate: Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
Official licens plate of Ohio state.
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