Ohio is the birthplace of eight presidents, hosts the first interracial college in the United States, and is known as the birthplace of aviation. Ohio is also home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the country's first professional baseball team and more than 6,000 ancient burial mounds and forts.Know More
Ulysses S. Grant, William Henry Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William H. Taft and Warren G. Harding were all born in Ohio. Ohio also is known as the birthplace of aviation. As of 2014, more than 24 astronauts called Ohio home. Ohio also is the birthplace of Orville Wright, who flew the first powered airplane.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio. The game's greatest players are enshrined in the facility. While people flock to the Hall of Fame every summer for new enshrinement ceremonies, hundreds of thousands visit throughout the year.
Ohio is home to two Major League Baseball teams — the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds. The first-ever professional baseball team was the Cincinnati Red Stockings, established in 1869.
Those who travel the state are likely to come across one of thousands of ancient burial mounds and forts. Delaware, Shawnee, Wyandot and Miami tribes all have roots in Ohio.Learn more about The Midwest
Ohio vital statistics are the data and legal records that are collected and kept by the Office of Vital Statistics, which is part of the Ohio Department of Health. Those records serve as data for statistical measures used in public health.Full Answer >
Ohio is home to approximately 350 bird species, 150 fish species and a number of mammal species. Among the fish present in Ohio are perch, trout, bass, muskellunge and walleye. Ohio is home to foxes, skunks, beavers, coyotes, wild turkeys, raccoons, groundhogs and rabbits.Full Answer >
The bordering states of Ohio are Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana and West Virginia. Ohio also shares a border on the north with Ontario, Canada along Lake Erie. This lake gives Ohio approximately 312 miles of coastline where several cargo ports are located.Full Answer >
Animals native to Ohio include deer, mice, pheasants, coyotes, bobcats, otters and squirrels. These animals are a small percentage of all of the animals that are native to Ohio.Full Answer >