Ohio became the 17th state on March 1st 1803. Ohio is commonly known as the "Buckeye" which is in a reference to the abundance of the buckeye tree in the state. The buckeye gets its name from the Indians who observed that the markings on the nut of the buckeye resemble the eyes of a buck or young deer.
Origin of states name: The name Ohio comes from the Indian word meaning "good river".
Capital City: The capital city of Ohio is Columbus and the state is surrounded by other states including Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and also by Lake Erie.
Population: The population of Ohio is in excess of 11.3 million based on the last census in 2000.
Driver's license information, applications, testing requirements, Driver's manuals and testing locations can all be found on the Ohio State website under Motor Vehicle services.
Economy: The economy of Ohio is driven by many industries including dairy and poultry farming, corn and soy harvesting, nursery stock, auto and heavy machinery production and food processing and tourism.
State Bird: The state bird is the Cardinal known for its robustness and distinctly colored plumage. The Cardinal is also the state bird for Illinois, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, and West Virginia.
State Flower: The state flower is the Scarlet Carnation or dianthus caryophyllus. The Scarlet carnation is a beautiful flower, scarlet and vibrant in color and
State Song: The state song is "Beautiful Ohio" by B Mac Donald which sings the praises of this great state through the mind of a traveler.
State Motto: The state motto is "With God, all things are possible"