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Due to its geographically central location, the state of Ohio, for its size, has more interstate freeways, and more interstate traffic per mile, than any other state. Consequently, the very strict Ohio State Highway Patrol generates the highest number of speeding tickets per mile. Ask any trucker.

Ohio is the only state to win the Miss America Pageant two years in a row by the same contestant - Mary Campbell, from Columbus, in 1922 and 1923. She also was first-runner-up in 1924. After that, the Miss America Pageant changed their rules so that any contestant could only compete once in the pageant at the national level.

Ohio was carved from the Northwest and Indiana Territory.
The State of Indiana came into existence in 1816.
There are 88 counties in Ohio (2003)

Ohio is the home of both John Glenn, the first astronaut to orbit the earth, and Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.

The Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: 614-294-2630

1900 - 4,147,545
1910 - 4,767,121
1920 - 5,759,394
1930 - 6,646,697
1940 - 6,907,612
1950 - 7,946,627
1960 - 9,706,397
1970 - 10,652,017
1980 - 10,797,630
1990 - 10,847,115
2000 - 11,353,140
2005 - 11,464,042

Population Density:
2000 - 277.3 persons per square mile

Land area - 40,948 square miles

Median Household Income - $43,119 (2003)
Per capita income - $21,003 (1999)



The evoluation of Ohio

Ohio Memory, online scrapbook of Ohio History

Ohio History Central from the Ohio Historical Society

Ohio Defined

Indiana State GenWeb page
for Genealogy research in Ohio

Access Genealogy for Ohio

Ohio Genealogical Society

Ohio Genealogy

Attractions & other Information:

Ohio State Chamber of Commerce
230 East Town Street
Columbus, OH

Ohio State Fair
The fair was first held in Cincinnati in 1850.  It celebrates Ohio's products, people, and accomplishments in a 17-day exposition that usually begins on the first Friday of August each year.

Government Links page for Ohio
Great links page for all levels of government in Ohio

Snakes in Ohio


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This page was created 3 November 1998

This page was last updated 20 September 2006

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