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 about 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 >
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 >
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 >
Some fun facts about Ohio, admitted to the union on March 1, 1803, include that it was home to eight presidents, giving it the nickname "Mother of Presidents." Additionally, the state's capital of Columbus is within 500 miles of 50 percent of the population of the country.Full Answer >