Birthplace of

Inventor Thomas Edison (1847–1931), author Toni Morrison (b 1931), entrepreneur Ted Turner (b 1938), filmmaker Steven Spielberg (b 1947)

Capital

Columbus

Driving Distances

Cleveland to Columbus 142 miles, Columbus to Cincinnati 108 miles

Famous for

First airplane, first pro baseball team, birthplace of seven US presidents

Home of

Cows, roller coasters, aviation pioneers the Wright Brothers

Major Cities

Cleveland, Cincinnati

Nickname

Buckeye State

Politics

Swing state

Sales Tax

5.75%

State Rock Song

'Hang On Sloopy'