The citizens of Ohio were looking for a central location for their capital city. Several established cities campaigned for the right including Chilcothe and Zanesville. Both of these cities had served as the as the capital in the past.
In 1812, the search ended with a wilderness site near Franklintown on the banks of the Scioto River. The location was primarily chosen due to its proximity to rivers, which were a major form of transportation at the time.Is this new to you? Catch up < Read the rest of this entry »
I bet there are some things about the Buckeye state you never knew. Even if you click here and get all those travel and history channels, there are just some obscure facts about Ohio that you really have to do some digging for.
Or, you can check out this post as I go over some of the stranger and interesting facts surrounding this state:
1. Cleveland, Ohio featured America’s first traffic light. It was installed on August 5, 1914.
2. The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, was from Wapakoneta.
3. The first real deal fire department was founded in Cincinnati.
4. The first professional football baseball team was the Cincinnati Reds.
5. Akron, Ohio was the first city in the United States to use police cars.
6. The Pop-top can used for consumer products all over the country was invented by Ermal Fraze in Kettering, OH.
7. Senator John Glenn of Ohio became the oldest man to journey into space. In 1962 he was the first man to orbit the earth and, in 1998, he returned to the void at the age of 77.
8. The first full time automobile service station was founded in Ohio in the year 1899.
The state of Ohio is not only known for it’s political history, railways and for being the first state in the North West to enter the union, but it’s also known for it’s famous faces and media figures. There are quite an extensive list of famous people who were born and raised in Ohio, ranging from political figures to inventors to comedians to film directors to infamous killers.
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Ohio might look like a smaller state on a map of the United States, but the truth is it is the 7th most populated state in the country. With that information it should come as no surprise that Ohio is home to many colleges and universities, some being extremely renowned and respected.
Oberlin, Kenyon and Case Western Reserve; for example are three highly selective and respected colleges in the state of Ohio. Oberlin College, with its small enrollment and focus on Read the rest of this entry »
The history of Ohio’s nickname may go back to a story from Marietta, Ohio in 1788. Col. Ebenezer Sproat made quite an impression on the Indians when he led the march to open the first court in the Northwest Territory. Col. Sproat was a large, imposing man and was called Hetuch by the local Native Americans. Hetuch is the name used for the eye of the deer. Col. Sproat was affectionately called Big Buckeye by the settlers as well as the Native Americans. The Read the rest of this entry »
The State of Ohio is filled with attractions. There are racetracks, hall of fame museums, and theme parks.
In Sandusky, Ohio, you will find the Cedar Point Amusement Park and Resort. The Park is located on the shore of Sandusky Bay. The amusement park is loaded with fun featuring 69 rides.
Ohio is the home of Amish country. Berlin, Ohio is located in the heart of Amish Country making it a popular site among tourist visiting Ohio. The Amish live a peaceful and quiet life.
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Ohio is the 17th state to enter the Union. The first Europeans to explore the area were the French, who arrived in present day Ohio in the mid-17th century. Before their arrival, the area had populated by several tribes of Native Americans, including the Eerie Indians. Tribal wars with the Iroquois Indians had left the land largely uninhabited for the decade preceding the arrival of Europeans.
Ohio became part of the Northwest Territory of the United States in 1787. At that point, slavery was outlawed in the Territory. Marietta, Ohio became the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory. Colonel Read the rest of this entry »