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Government Resources: States: Ohio


About Ohio

Name: From Iroquois word meaning "great river"

Statehood: On February 19, 1803 Congress passed an act stating that the citizens of Ohio had adopted a constitution in accordance with the 1802 enabling act and the said state had become one of the United States of America. The Ohio General Assembly met for the first time in Chillicothe on March 1, 1803, the date Ohioans now celebrate as Statehood Day.


Chillicothe: 1803 - 1809

Zanesville: 1809 - 1812

Chillicothe: 1812 - 1816

Columbus: 1816 - present

Nickname: Buckeye State

Total Population: 11,353,140 (as of 2000 census)

Source:  Ohio History Central

Ohio: Environment, Climate, Geology, Energy, Animals and Natural Disasters

Ohio: General Information and Statistics

Ohio: History, Anthropology, Archaeology, and Geography

Ohio: Judicial System, Courts and Law

Ohio: Military, National Guard and Veterans

Ohio: Population, Census, Immigrants and Refugees