Six states make up the Ohio Valley: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. It is the area surrounding the Ohio River, which is Mississippi River's largest tributary by volume.Know More
The Ohio River is 981 miles long and is 1 mile wide at its widest point. It begins in Pittsburgh, Pa., where it is joined with the Allegheny and the Monongahela rivers. From there, the river flows along the southern borders of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois before emptying into the Mississippi River in Cairo, Ill.
Several major cities are located in the Ohio Valley. As of 2014, Pittsburgh is the largest metropolitan area located on the river. Louisville, Ky., is located on the Ohio River's widest and deepest point. The first city to construct a bridge across the Ohio River was Wheeling, W.Va.Learn more in The Midwest
There are several caves in Ohio. Many of the caves are open to the public, including the Ohio Caverns in West Liberty, Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills, the Crystal Cave in Port Clinton, Perry’s Cave in South Bass Island and the Seneca Caverns in Bellevue.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 >
Ohio is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents, including William Henry Harrison, Ulysses Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft and Warren Harding. This is the reason why Ohio is also called the "mother of presidents." Ohio's name originated from the Iroquois Indian word meaning "great river."Full Answer >
The state of Indiana is bordered by Illinois in the west, Ohio in the east and also shares a northern border with Michigan and a border in the south with Kentucky. Indiana is the 38th largest state in the United States and covers an area of 36,291 square miles. Approximately 550 square miles of Indiana's territory is covered by water, with the remaining 35,870 square miles being made up of land.Full Answer >