- Ohio is one of the most diverse states of United State of America that have been witness to a generous number of movements, wars, and upheavals. If you are going to visit the city anytime soon, here are some mind-blowing facts that will surely give you a fresh perspective on the culturally diverse state. Take a look:
- Ohio’s first settlement Marrietta was founded in the year 1788 and was named after Queen Marie Antoinette of France. It is situated in the North-Western territory of the state.
- Ohio got its name from the Iroquois word of ‘Oyo’. It means the great river.
- The state flag of Ohio is the only non-rectangular shaped flag of the American State. The flag was adopted after a century of Ohio’s statehood in the year 1902.
- Ohio is divided into 88 countries, and Vinton is the smallest country in Ohio.
- About twenty percent of the state’s total population; lives in the rural area.
- State’s present capital Columbus was designated in the year 1816. Before that, the area of Chillicothe and Zanesville were the joint capital.
- Now as the capital Columbus is the fifteenth largest city in the whole of America.
- Ohio is known as ‘Mother of Presidents’. Out of eight presidents who were from the state, only two served the full term, and the rest died while they were in the office.