What Is the State of Ohio Famous For?


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Ohio is the birthplace of eight presidents, hosts the first interracial college in the United States, and is known as the birthplace of aviation. Ohio is also home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the country's first professional baseball team and more than 6,000 ancient burial mounds and forts.

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Ulysses S. Grant, William Henry Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William H. Taft and Warren G. Harding were all born in Ohio. Ohio also is known as the birthplace of aviation. As of 2014, more than 24 astronauts called Ohio home. Ohio also is the birthplace of Orville Wright, who flew the first powered airplane.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio. The game's greatest players are enshrined in the facility. While people flock to the Hall of Fame every summer for new enshrinement ceremonies, hundreds of thousands visit throughout the year.

Ohio is home to two Major League Baseball teams — the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds. The first-ever professional baseball team was the Cincinnati Red Stockings, established in 1869.

Those who travel the state are likely to come across one of thousands of ancient burial mounds and forts. Delaware, Shawnee, Wyandot and Miami tribes all have roots in Ohio.

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