Leave Feedback

Happy 211th birthday, Ohio

Associated Press • Mar 2, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Saturday’s commemoration marked the convening of the first General Assembly in Chillicothe on March 1, 1803. Ohio was the 17th state to join the Union.

Events leading up to Ohio’s founding included the adoption of its first state constitution on Nov. 29, 1802, and Congress’ passage of the Enabling Act on Feb. 19, 1803, that recognized Ohio statehood and established the U.S. District Court for Ohio.

The state capitol was moved temporarily to Zanesville in 1810, restored to Chillicothe in 1812 and relocated to Columbus in 1816.

Recommended for You