Background: The Ohio State Capitol located in Columbus, Ohio.
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Discovering and Moving to Ohio

Moving to Ohio

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Ohio

Since 1803 when Ohio was admitted to the Union, it's geographic central location has proven to be an essential link between the states in the Northeast and the balance of the southern and western expanses of the country.

With a strong diverse population, a mixed economy based upon both industrial manufacturing and agriculture, with affordable housing and a mixture of urban and rural populations - Ohio continues to be the true American crossroads

Ohio's biggest employment sector continues to be transportation and trade followed by education and health care, federal employment, hi-tech and professional services, and manufacturing.

Ohio is typically ranked in the lists of top 10 for the best business climates and largest economies and of all 50 states, with practically 60 major corporations calling the the state home including Abercrombie & Fitch in New Albany, Goodyear in Akron, Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, AK Steel in West Chester Township, and Wendy's in Columbus.

First explored for France by Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, in 1669, the Ohio region became British property after the French and Indian Wars. Ohio was acquired by the U.S. after the Revolutionary War in 1783. In 1788, the first permanent settlement was established at Marietta, capital of the Northwest Territory.

The 1790s saw severe fighting with the Indians in Ohio; a major battle was won by Maj. Gen. Anthony Wayne at Fallen Timbers in 1794. In the War of 1812, Commodore Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie on Sept. 10, 1813


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