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Ratification or Admission:   March 1, 1803 (17th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1851
State Abbreviation:  OH
State Capital:  Columbus
Largest City - Population:  Columbus
Origin of the Name:  Taken from the Iroquois word "ohi-yo", meaning "great river" or "large creek".
State Motto:  “With God, all things are possible”
State Nickname:  Buckeye State
State Song:  “Beautiful Ohio” | Words by: Ballard MacDonald | Music by: Mary Earl
State Animal:  White-tailed deer
State Bird:  Northern Cardinal
State Fish:  None
State Flower:  Red Carnation
State Fruit:  Pawpaw
State Gemstone:  Ohio Flint
State Insect:  Ladybug Beetle
State Mineral:  None
State Tree:  Ohio Buckeye
State Flag:  The Ohio burgee, as the swallowtail design is properly called, was designed by John Eisemann. The large blue triangle represents Ohio’s hills and valleys, and the stripes represent roads and waterways. The 13 stars grouped about the circle represent the original states of the union; the 4 stars added to the peak of the triangle symbolize that Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the union. The white circle with its red center not only represents the “O” in Ohio, but also suggests Ohio’s famous, “The Buckeye State”.


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