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
Capital of Ohio State: Columbus
Date of Statehood: March 1, 1803
Ohio State Population: 11,464,042 (US Census 2005 estimate)
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)
Ohio State Tree: The Buckeye (Legislation of 1953)
Ohio State Bird:
Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)(Legislation of 1933)
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 Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Ohio State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Ohio State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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