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Ohio Description

Today, resilient Ohio is right back on track; new businesses are opening in record numbers, many small and large manufacturing plants are on a 24/7 work schedule, and its fertile farmlands are some of the most productive in the country.

neil armstrong The State of Ohio - the proud home of eight American Presidents - is often called the "Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers," as NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong (the first man on the moon) and John Glenn were born in Ohio, as well Orville Wright, the co-inventor of the airplane.

Ohio Firsts: Ohio is acclaimed as the birthplace of the first professional baseball team (the Cincinnati Red Stockings) and for a tasty American-classic...the hot dog.

Ohio Today

Ohio is known for its colleges and universities, their championship athletic teams, and of course, the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Potential Ohio vacation destinations are numerous, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the world renowned Cincinnati Zoo.

The State of Ohio is the 7th most populous in the United States with 11.5 million 'Buckeyes' calling this Midwest area home. Ohio is a big state of rolling hills and plains, including the Allegheny Plateau dotted with frequent lakes and rivers. Known as the gateway to the Midwest, the northern Ohio border is at Lake Erie and the southern is along the Ohio River with Kentucky. The states of Indiana and Michigan are to the West, with Pennsylvania and West Virginia bordering the East.

Ohio is an important commerce and shipping hub with 50% of the North American population and 70% of its manufacturing facilities within a one day drive or a cruise on the Great Lakes. Known as a 'Swing State' with no solid political party leaning, Ohio is one of the states that can turn the tide of any election, especially presidential, so U.S. politicians pay special attention to the Buckeye State when its campaign time.

Ohio Cities

The state has several large metropolitan areas, with the Capital City of Columbus the largest by population. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Akron follow closely behind. Akron is home to the famous Goodyear Tire Company and Toledo is known as the Glass City related to its long history in that industry with Owens Corning, Owens-Illinois, and Libbey Glass calling the city home.

ohio buildings The Ohio River town of Cincinnati is home to the world famous Cincinnati Orchestra, the largest amusement park in the Midwest, Paramount Kings Isle, and the first baseball team in the USA, the Cincinnati Reds (first known as the 'Red Stockings').

The All-American city of Cleveland is famous for its Blues roots, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the West Side Market, which has been doing business since the early 1800's. The Economist listed Cleveland, Ohio as the best city for business conferences in the United States, as well as tied with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as 'the most livable city in the U.S.'

But.... it's the Buckeye State's small towns, family farms and hard working people that remain the cornerstone of its very bright future.

Great Ohio Vacation Destinations, or a Place to Call Home

In recent decades Ohio has rebounded beautifully from a decline in heavy manufacturing, such as the steel and auto industries, to become a diversified economy with the trade, transportation, and utility sectors the biggest employers of Ohioans. Even though the manufacturing focus has declined in recent times, the state still boasts the 3rd largest manufacturing output of all 50 U.S. States.

The state of Ohio blends a rich metropolitan culture with the solid traditions of the American Heartland and its people. This is a great place to call home and travelers will find that a Ohio Vacation offers plenty of great things to see and do for the entire family.

Ohio Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
West Union Adams 937
Lima Allen 419
Ashland Ashland 419
Ashtabula Ashtabula 440
Athens Athens 740
Wapakoneta Auglaize 419
Saint Clairsville Belmont 740
Florence Boone 859
Mount Orab Brown 937
Hamilton Butler 513
Carrollton Carroll 330
Urbana Champaign 937
Springfield Clark 937
Loveland Clermont 513
Wilmington Clinton 937
Salem Columbiana 330
Coshocton Coshocton 740
Bucyrus Crawford 419
Cleveland Cuyahoga 216
Greenville Darke 937
Defiance Defiance 419
Delaware Delaware 740
Sandusky Erie 419
Lancaster Fairfield 740
Washington Court House Fayette 740
Columbus Franklin 614
Swanton Fulton 419
Gallipolis Gallia 740
Chardon Geauga 440
Dayton Greene 937
Cambridge Guernsey 740
Cincinnati Hamilton 513
Findlay Hancock 419
Kenton Hardin 419
Cadiz Harrison 740
Napoleon Henry 419
Hillsboro Highland 937
Logan Hocking 740
Millersburg Holmes 330
Norwalk Huron 419
Jackson Jackson 740
Steubenville Jefferson 740
Mount Vernon Knox 740
Mentor Lake 440
Ironton Lawrence 740
Newark Licking 740
Bellefontaine Logan 937
Lorain Lorain 440
Toledo Lucas 419
London Madison 740
Youngstown Mahoning 330
Marion Marion 740
Medina Medina 330
Pomeroy Meigs 740
Celina Mercer 419
Troy Miami 937
Woodsfield Monroe 740
Dayton Montgomery 937
McConnelsville Morgan 740
Mount Gilead Morrow 419
Zanesville Muskingum 740
Caldwell Noble 740
Port Clinton Ottawa 419
Paulding Paulding 419
Thornville Perry 740
Circleville Pickaway 740
Waverly Pike 740
Kent Portage 330
Eaton Preble 937
Ottawa Putnam 419
Mansfield Richland 419
Chillicothe Ross 740
Fremont Sandusky 419
Portsmouth Scioto 740
Tiffin Seneca 419
Sidney Shelby 937
Canton Stark 330
Akron Summit 330
Warren Trumbull 330
New Philadelphia Tuscarawas 330
Marysville Union 937
Van Wert Van Wert 419
McArthur Vinton 740
Mason Warren 513
Marietta Washington 740
Wooster Wayne 330
Bryan Williams 419
Perrysburg Wood 419
Upper Sandusky Wyandot 419

About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.