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Published: 2/22/2003

Some Places of Historical Interest in the Buckeye State



1

Milan - Birthplace of inventor Thomas Edison. 

13

Gallipolis - "City of the French," settled by French aristocrats

in 1790.

2

Oberlin - Home of the first U.S. college to admit women, 1837. 

14

Chillicothe - Ohio's first capital [1801-08].

3

Cleveland - Home of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

15

Point Pleasant - Birthplace of Civil War general and U.S. President, Ulysses

S. Grant.

4

Niles - Birthplace of President William McKinley. 

16

Cincinnati - Key stop on Underground Railroad escape route for slaves and

leader in county's anti-slavery movement.

5

Akron - Known as the Tire Capital of the World, First synthetic rubber tire

in 1940.

 

17

Dayton - Birthplace of aviation. Orville and Wilbur Wright opened bicycle

shop.

6

Barberton - The first book of matches manufactured here in 1896. 

18

North Star - Birthplace of Wild West show star Annie Oakley.

7

Canton - Home to the National Football League Hall of Fame. 

19

Wapokoneta - Birthplace of Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon.

8

St. Clairsville - U.S. 40/National Road's entry point to Ohio. 

20

Delaware - Home to Little Brown Jug, the Kentucky Derby of harness racing.

9

Marietta - First permanent Ohio settlement in 1788. 

21

Columbus - Named permanent state capital in 1816.

10

Athens - Ohio University, first state university, chartered in 1804. 

22

Perrysburg - Fort Meigs is key site in War of 1812 siege.

11

Portland - Site of Ohio's only Civil War battle at Buffington Island on

July 19, 1863.

 

23

Fremont - Home of Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.

12

Mount Vernon - W.F. Semple obtained the first chewing gum patent in 1869. 

24

Put-in-Bay - Site of (Commodore Oliver Hazard) Perry's Victory Monument

and International Peace Memorial.



Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland


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United States Air Force Museum in Dayton


Victory Monument and International Peace Memorial at Put-in-Bay





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Ulysses S. Grant



Annie Oakley was born in North Star



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