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Ohio // Columbus, OH // Midwest Region // Eastern Time
(The Buckeye State)
Statehood granted: March 1, 1803 // 17th state
Ohio was formed out of land from the Northwest Territory.
[View evolution maps of Ohio]

#4314 // August 11, 2011
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Ohio State Flag
butterfly, milkweed plants,
and a stretch of river
#1987 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
Red Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
and Red Carnation
#1649 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Ohio State Flag

#681 // October 19, 1929 // Cairo, IL
Completion of the Ohio River
Canalization Project (1873 - 1929)
between Cairo, IL and Pittsburgh, PA

Lock No. 5, Monongahela River (Mon), PA
Locks and dams along the Ohio River located in the State of Ohio:

New Cumberland, Stratton, OH, river mile 54.3,
Hannibal, Hannibal, OH, dam produces hydroelectricity, river mile 126.4,
Willow Island, Newport, OH, river mile 161.7,
Belleville, Reedsville, OH, dam produces hydroelectricity, river mile 203.9

#1018 // March 2, 1953 // Chillicothe, OH
Ohio Statehood

Outline map and Great Seal,
Buckeye Leaf
#3773 // March 1, 2003 // Chillicothe, OH
Ohio Statehood

Arial view of farm near Marietta, OH

#3595 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Ohio

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Ohio state quarter
View Ohio state map
View Ohio clock

The name of the state and the Ohio River originates from the
Iroquois Indian word for "good river". This Indian name was later
translated by the French as "La Belle Riviere".
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
40,948 [106.055]
ranked 35th
(census 2010)
ranked 7th
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
282 [109]
ranked 11th
The State of Ohio has 88 counties.
Ohio shares in the north a 146-mile-long (235 km) international
water border on Lake Erie with the Canadian province of Ontario.

Stamped Cards 

#UX124 // July 15, 1988 // Marietta, OH
Stamped Postal Card
Settling of Ohio, Northwest Territory

Map of the eastern United States with Northwest Territory highlighted,
floatbot ferry transporting settlers down the Ohio River

#UX073 // May 12, 1978 // Cincinnati, OH
Stamped Postal Card
Historic Preservation Series

The Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH
National Historic Landmark

Designed by the architects Hannaford, Samuel, & Sons in Venetian Gothic style,
the first performance took place on May 14, 1878


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