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George W. Whitney House, Berea, OH, Cuyahoga,National Register

Photo: George W. Whitney House, ca. 1867, 330 South Rocky River Drive, Berea, OH. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Photographed by User:Chris Light (own work), 2011, [cc-by-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed December, 2012.

  • Capitol: Columbus
  • Largest City: Columbus
  • Nickname: Buckeye State
  • State Bird: Cardinal
  • State Tree: Buckeye
  • State Flower: Scarlet Carnation
  • Land Area: 43,800 square miles
  • Motto: With God All Things are Possible
  • Name means - Great Water

History of Ohio's 88 County Names.

Beginnings [1]

Ohio, a major producer of machines, tools, and other products, is one of the leading industrial states. Ohio is an Iroquois word meaning "great water." The name refers to the river that forms its southern border. As part of the Midwestern Corn Belt, agriculture also plays an important role in the state's economy. In addition, however, Ohio's historical attractions, varying landscapes, and recreational opportunities are the basis for a thriving tourist industry. Over 2,500 lakes and 70,000 kilometers of river landscapes are a paradise for boaters, fishermen, and swimmers. Of special historical interest are the Native American archeological sites — including grave mounds and other sites.

  1. U.S. Department of State,, accessed December, 2007

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