Ohio State Symbols

Ohio State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Ohio Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Ohio is home to 29 of the largest companies in the United States, Ohio is a leader in machine-tool manufacturing and rubber tire production. Ohio is also a large producer of comic books and Chinese food products and home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Students in Ohio can enjoy a variety of educational opportunities and outdoor activities-state parks, wildlife preserves, lakes, and rivers.

Ohio was part the Northwest Territory that the United States won by defeating the British in the Revolutionary War. Ohio was admitted into the Union as the 17th state in 1803. The state gets its name from the river that forms its southern border. Ohio is an Iroquois word meaning "great water." The capital of the "Buckeye State" is Columbus. The Ohio state flower is the scarlet carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) . Highly populated, Ohio is situated between the Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest, and is known for the fact that eight presidents were either born or lived there.

Ohio State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Ohio state facts such as Ohio state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Ohio, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots.

Ohio State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

Animal White-tailed Deer
(Odocoileus virginianus)
Artifact Adena pipe
5.075 State artifact.
The artifact known as the Adena pipe, which is a prehistoric effigy pipe that was discovered in 1901 by William C. Mills within a burial mound near Chillicothe and that was created by the ancient Adena culture from native Ohio pipestone, is adopted as the official state artifact.
Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 11, SB 33, §1, eff. 8/15/2013.
Amphibian Spotted Salamander
(Ambystoma maculatum)
Beverage Tomato Juice
(Lycopersicon esculentum)
Bicentennial Bridge Blaine Hill Bridge
Bird Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Carnation City Alliance
Flag State Flag
Flower Scarlet Carnation
(Dianthus caryophyllus)
Frog Bullfrog
(Rana catesbeiana)
Fruit Tomato
(Lycopersicon esculentus)
Gemstone Ohio Flint
Herb Capital of Ohio Gahanna
Insect Ladybug
(Coccinella spp.)
Invertebrate Fossil Isotelus
(Isotelus sp.)

Motto "With God all things are possible"
Native fruit Pawpaw
(Asimina triloba)
Nicknames "Buckeye State"
Pledge Pledge to the State Flag
Quarter Ohio State Quarter
Prehistoric monument Newark earthworks, Licking county
5.073 State prehistoric monument.
The Newark earthworks in Licking county, which are geometric earthen enclosures constructed during the prehistoric time period, are hereby designated the official prehistoric monument of the state.
Effective Date: 09-07-2006
Reptile Black Racer Snake
(Coluber constrictor constrictor)
Rock Song "Hang on Sloopy"
Seal Great Seal
Song "Beautiful Ohio"
Tree Ohio Buckeye
(Aesculus globra)
Wild Flower Large White Trillium
(Trillium grandiflorum)
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