Some fun facts about Ohio, admitted to the union on March 1, 1803, include that it was home to eight presidents, giving it the nickname "Mother of Presidents." Additionally, the state's capital of Columbus is within 500 miles of 50 percent of the population of the country.
The state includes 88 counties. It is the 34th largest state in land area and the seventh largest state in population. The official state bird is the cardinal, and the official tree is the buckeye. The state's official flower is the red carnation, the state animal is the white-tail deer, and the state motto is "With God All Things Are Possible."