Ohio is in the midwestern United States. The US state, also known as Buckeye State, is home to about 11.6 million people.

Ohio belongs to the Midwestern United States and can be discovered in the northern United States. Buckeye State (the nickname refers to the Ohio horse chestnut) is home to about 11.6 million people. This makes Ohio, which extends over 116,000 km², the 7th most populous US state. The neighboring states are Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The capital of Ohio is Columbus with over 890,000 residents.

Ohio – the historical background to Buckeye State

The Adena culture was one of the early residents of Ohio and was localized around 1,000 BC. BC settled. Later tribes like the Erie, the Delaware, the Miami, the Shawnee and the Pekowi lived here. In the 17th and early 18th centuries, French fur traders in particular settled in the Ohio region. Around 1754, after the so-called Seven Years’ War, the region fell to the British. In the 18th and 19th centuries, bitter fighting between settlers and the indigenous people took place on site. In 1803 the American President Thomas Jefferson admitted Ohio as the 17th state to the United States. At the time of the civil war, Ohio belonged to the so-called Union States of the north, important generals of this time, such as Ulysses S. Grant or William Tecumseh Sherman, came from Ohio.

Ohio’s largest cities and landmarks

According to Allcitypopulation.com, the largest city in Ohio is Columbus, the capital. This is followed by Cleveland with about 396,000 residents, Cincinnati with about 296,000 residents, Toledo with about 287,000 residents and Akron with about 199,000 residents. In Ohio is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which extends to about 131 km² since 2000 in the north of the US state. The two theme parks Cedar Point and Kings Island as well as Lake Erie with its islands are considered tourist-relevant sights of Buckeye State.

Largest Counties in Ohio by Area

According to Countryaah, the biggest counties in Ohio are listed as below:

Ranking County Area
1 Ashtabula County 1,819 km2
2 Ross County 1,783 km2
3 Licking County 1,778 km2
4 Muskingum County 1,721 km2
5 Washington County 1,645 km2
6 Wood County 1,599 km2
7 Trumbull County 1,597 km2
8 Scioto County 1,586 km2
9 Darke County 1,553 km2
10 Adams County 1,512 km2
11 Stark County 1,492 km2
12 Tuscarawas County 1,470 km2
13 Coshocton County 1,461 km2
14 Wayne County 1,438 km2
15 Highland County 1,433 km2
16 Seneca County 1,426 km2
17 Franklin County 1,398 km2
18 Belmont County 1,392 km2
19 Columbiana County 1,379 km2
20 Hancock County 1,376 km2
21 Knox County 1,365 km2
22 Guernsey County 1,352 km2
23 Athens County 1,313 km2
24 Fairfield County 1,308 km2
25 Pickaway County 1,300 km2
26 Richland County 1,287 km2
27 Huron County 1,276 km2
28 Lorain County 1,276 km2
29 Portage County 1,275 km2
30 Brown County 1,274 km2
31 Putnam County 1,253 km2
32 Hardin County 1,218 km2
33 Gallia County 1,214 km2
34 Butler County 1,210 km2
35 Madison County 1,205 km2
36 Mercer County 1,200 km2
37 Montgomery County 1,196 km2
38 Cuyahoga County 1,187 km2
39 Logan County 1,187 km2
40 Monroe County 1,180 km2
41 Lawrence County 1,178 km2
42 Clermont County 1,171 km2
43 Delaware County 1,146 km2
44 Pike County 1,143 km2
45 Union County 1,131 km2
46 Meigs County 1,112 km2
47 Champaign County 1,110 km2
48 Preble County 1,100 km2
49 Ashland County 1,099 km2
50 Holmes County 1,096 km2
51 Medina County 1,096 km2
52 Hocking County 1,095 km2
53 Williams County 1,092 km2
54 Jackson County 1,089 km2
55 Summit County 1,086 km2
56 Morgan County 1,082 km2
57 Henry County 1,079 km2
58 Paulding County 1,078 km2
59 Greene County 1,075 km2
60 Mahoning County 1,075 km2
61 Vinton County 1,072 km2
62 Defiance County 1,065 km2
63 Clinton County 1,064 km2
64 Van Wert County 1,062 km2
65 Jefferson County 1,061 km2
66 Perry County 1,061 km2
67 Sandusky County 1,060 km2
68 Shelby County 1,060 km2
69 Hamilton County 1,055 km2
70 Fulton County 1,054 km2
71 Miami County 1,054 km2
72 Fayette County 1,053 km2
73 Morrow County 1,052 km2
74 Wyandot County 1,051 km2
75 Allen County 1,047 km2
76 Marion County 1,046 km2
77 Geauga County 1,045 km2
78 Harrison County 1,045 km2
79 Crawford County 1,041 km2
80 Auglaize County 1,039 km2
81 Clark County 1,036 km2
82 Warren County 1,035 km2
83 Noble County 1,033 km2
84 Carroll County 1,022 km2
85 Lucas County 882 km2
86 Erie County 660 km2
87 Ottawa County 660 km2
88 Lake County 591 km2