If you think Ohio is a follower, think again. Some of the most notable Ohio firsts include everything from important steps in American history to common objects and services we take for granted every day. Ohio was often at the forefront of significant changes in society, as these famous things from Ohio will show. What is Ohio known for? The following are 11 things Ohio did first that you may not have known about.

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Were you aware of all of these Ohio firsts? Which of these inventions from Ohio surprised you? Are there any other things famous things from Ohio that we missed? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! Then, celebrate your Ohio state pride by picking up some gear from Wear Your Roots.

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This list certainly makes us appreciate Ohio a little bit more. Another great thing about the Buckeye State is that it’s brimming with quaint small towns. One of our favorites is Lebanon, and this video by us at OnlyInYourState highlights the perfect weekend in this charming, historic town:

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What are the best small towns in Ohio?

Some of the best small towns in Ohio are:

Where's Waldo? In central Ohio, of course! This quaint little town is home to under 500 people, but it has some of the best food in the entire state. I don't know about you, but I'm definitely ready to plan a trip.

Located in the Cincinnati area, Yellow Springs is often called the "most hippie town in Ohio." This college town is full of color and character, featuring lots of shops selling wares from local artists, restaurants serving up local cuisine, and more.

Visiting this historic small town is like stepping into a Hallmark movie. Its Main Street is lined with the most charming shops and restaurants, and you could easily spend a whole day strolling around and taking in the sights.

What are the most popular foods in Ohio?

Ohio food is the best food, and anyone who has lived or spent a significant amount of time in the Buckeye State can attest to that. Some of the most popular foods in Ohio include:

  • Buckeyes: Every Ohioan knows the holiday season just wouldn't be complete without these chocolate-covered peanut butter balls.
  • Cincinnati chili: No list of iconic Ohio foods would be complete without mentioning Cincinnati chili. Chili and cheese atop spaghetti noodles may not be everyone's cup of tea, but we'll defend it to the death.
  • French fries dipped in a Wendy's Frosty: The famous fast food chain got its start in Ohio, and so too did the trend of dipping French fries into a Frosty. Don't knock it until you try it!

There is even some food invented in Ohio that we can claim as our own. Okay, fine, we'll share, if you ask nicely.

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