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.Continue Reading
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.Learn more about The Midwest
Kansas, which became a part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase, was the birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Amelia Earhart and is the home of Pizza Hut, the helicopter and the rotary-dial telephone. Additionally, the geographic center of the mainland United States is near the central northern border of Kansas.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
The bordering states of Ohio are Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana and West Virginia. Ohio also shares a border on the north with Ontario, Canada along Lake Erie. This lake gives Ohio approximately 312 miles of coastline where several cargo ports are located.Full Answer >
Animals native to Ohio include deer, mice, pheasants, coyotes, bobcats, otters and squirrels. These animals are a small percentage of all of the animals that are native to Ohio.Full Answer >