Ohio State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Ohio as the 17th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Ohio.
Date of Statehood:
March 1, 1803
11,464,042 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Ohio's fertile soil produces soybeans, corn, oats, grapes, and clover. More than half of Ohio's farm receipts come from dairy farming and sheep and hog raising. Ohio is the top state in lime production and among the leaders in coal, clay, salt, sand, and gravel.
Akron is known for rubber; Canton for roller bearings; Cincinnati for jet engines and machine tools; Cleveland for auto assembly and parts, refining, and steel; Dayton for office machines, refrigeration, and heating and auto equipment; Youngstown and Steubenville for steel; and Toledo for glass and auto parts.
The Buckeye State
With God all things are possible.
Red Carnation (Legislation of 1904)
The Buckeye (Legislation of 1953)
Cardinal (Legislation of 1933)
None (Legislation Pending)
Ladybug (Legislation of 1975)
Flint (Legislation of 1965)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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