Ohio State Government

Ohio once again comes from a body of water, this time, the Ohio River. The Seneca Native Americans billed it as a good river.

Capital: Columbus

Largest Cities: Akron, Athens, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Defiance, Lorain, Marietta, Marion, Parma, Portsmouth, Toledo, Youngstown

Present Constitution Drafted: 1851

Entered Union: March 1, 1803 (17)

Motto: “With God, All Things Are Possible”

State Flower: Scarlet Carnation

State Tree: Buckeye

State Bird: Cardinal

State Dog: Not Specified

State Insect: Ladybug

State Song: “Beautiful Ohio”

Nickname: Buckeye State