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
Ohio is famous as the birthplace of seven presidents and 24 astronauts and is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as two Major League Baseball teams, the Cleveland Indians and the first professional team, the Cincinnati Reds. Personalities born in Ohio include Paul Newman, Steven Spielberg, Clark Gable, Arsenio Hall and Thomas Edison.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 >
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 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.Full Answer >