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Maps of Ohio

Physical map of Ohio. It shows the physical features of Ohio including its mountain ranges, major rivers and lakes.

Covering an area of 116,096 sq. km, the State of Ohio is located on the northeastern corner of the Midwest region of United States.

As observed on the map, scattered sand dunes are found across Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline. Slightly elevated clay bluffs also front the lake and are situated to the east of Cleveland. The Bass Islands are a group of small, mostly limestone islands, located off the state's northern coastline. Situated about 5 miles off the coast, Kelleys Island - is the largest freshwater American island in Lake Erie.

To the southwest of Sandusky, the fertile and mostly low-lying landscape is punctuated by a few isolated hills, which also continues into the neighboring state of Indiana. The rolling hills and valleys of the Allegheny Plateau stretch across the far-south as well as the eastern half of Ohio. Situated in the west-central part of the state, in the Logan county to the east of Bellefontaine is Campbell Hill – the state’s highest point. It rises to an elevation of 1,549ft (472m).

The most significant river is the Ohio River, which forms the state’s entire southern border, and much of its eastern border. Other major rivers of note include the Cuyahoga, Miami, Sandusky, Maumee, Muskingum, and Scioto rivers. With over 300 miles of Lake Erie shoreline and thousands of miles of rivers, Ohio is truly defined by these valuable waterways.

Marked by an inverted yellow triangle, the state’s lowest point is situated in the west of Cincinnati, along the Ohio River, at an elevation of 455ft.

Counties Map

The State of Ohio is divided into 89 counties. In alphabetical order, these counties are: Adams, Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Boone, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Darke, Defiance, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Seneca, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Union, Van Wert, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Williams, Wood, and Wyandot.

With an area of 116,096 sq. km, Ohio is the 34th largest and the 7th most populous state in the USA. Located in the central part of the state is Columbus – the capital, the largest and the most populous city in Ohio. It is the 14th biggest city in the United States and the 2nd biggest city in the Mid-West region. It is also the nation’s 3rd most populated state capital. The capital city also boasts of a diverse and robust economy based on education, health care, insurance, food, medical research, defense, fashion, aviation, and technology.

Where is Ohio?

Map showing location of Ohio in the world.

The State of Ohio is located on the northeastern corner of the Midwest region of the United States. Due to its strategic location, Ohio is also known as the "Gateway to the Midwest". Ohio is bordered by the state of Pennsylvania in the east; by the Ohio River and the states of West Virginia in the southeast and Kentucky in the southwest; by Indiana in the west, and by Michigan in the northwest. It is also bounded by Lake Erie in the north.

Regional Maps: Map of North America

Outline Map of Ohio

The above blank map represents the State of Ohio, located on the northeastern corner of the Midwest region of United States. The above map can be downloaded, printed and used for geography education purposes like map-pointing and coloring activities. 

The above outline map represents the State of Ohio, located on the northeastern corner of the Midwest region of United States. Ohio has been nicknamed as the "Buckeye State", for the prevalence of Ohio Buckeye trees (Aesculus glabra) within the state's borders. 

Key Facts

Legal Name State of Ohio
ISO 3166 Code US-OH
Capital City Columbus
Major Cities
  1. Cleveland (1,763,209)
  2. Cincinnati (1,746,265)
  3. Columbus, Ohio (1,644,020)
  4. Dayton (740,751)
  5. Akron (565,110)
  6. Toledo (509,059)
  7. Youngstown (357,213)

This page was last updated on February 25, 2021

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