Ohio State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Ohio Symbols, Ohio Emblems, and Ohio Mascots
Browse the state's symbols; state animal, state bird, state flower, state flag, state fossil, state insect, state motto, state seal, state tree, color, dance, fish, mammal, music, nut, reptile seal, and miscellaneous designations, emblems, and mascot of each state with pictures. Find origin of the state name. View the state almanacs, state timelines and peruse state facts and stats such as the capitol, location, and date admitted to the union.
Ohio Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
|Animal||White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 1988|
|Beverage||Tomato Juice (Lycopersicon esculentum) 1965|
|Carnation City||Alliance April 8, 1959|
|Bird||Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1933|
|Flag||State Flag, May 9, 1902|
|Flower||Scarlet Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) February 3, 1904|
|Flower, Wild||Large White Trilium (Trillium grandiflorum) 1986|
|Isotelus (Trilobite) 1985
|Gemstone||Ohio Flint, 1965|
|Motto||In 1959, the Ohio legislature adopted the state's motto, "With God all things are possible." An earlier motto, "Imperium in Imperior" (An Empire within an Empire) was adopted in 1865 but repealed two years later because Ohioans thought it too pretentious.|
|Reptile||Black Racer Snake (Coluber constrictor constrictor)1995|
|Seal||Great Seal, 1967|
|Song||"Beautiful Ohio" 1969
Written by Ballard MacDonald
Special lyrics by Wilbert B. McBride
Composed by Mary Earl
|Song, Rock||"Hang on Sloopy" November 1985
Written by Celina-born guitarist Rick Derringer
First recorded by The McCoys
|Tree||Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus globra) 1953|
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