Steamboat Morning Star, a Louisville and Evansville mail packet, in 1858.
Built between 1847 and 1849, the Wheeling Suspension Bridge was the first bridge across the river and a crucial part of the National Road.
Mississippian copper plate found at the Saddle Site in Union County, Illinois
Robert Morgan Evans
Cave-in-rock, view on the Ohio (circa 1832, Cave-In-Rock, Illinois): aquatint by Karl Bodmer from the book Maximilian, Prince of Wied's Travels in the Interior of North America, during the years 1832–1834
Illinois in 1718, approximate modern state area highlighted, from Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi by Guillaume de L'Isle
Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, West Virginia which collapsed into the Ohio River on December 15, 1967, killing 46 people.
The bell donated by King Louis XV in 1741 to the mission at Kaskaskia. It was later called the "Liberty Bell of the West", after it was rung to celebrate U.S. victory in the Revolution
Final stage of truck assembly at Graham Brothers Truck Plant in Evansville, 1920
A barge heads east on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky.
In 1818, Illinois became the 21st U.S. state. The southern portion of Illinois Territory was admitted as the state of Illinois, and the rest was joined to Michigan Territory.
Evansville Owensboro Metropolitan Areas. The Evansville Metropolitan Area includes Vanderburgh, Warrick, Henderson, Posey, and Webster counties.
The confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers is at Cairo, Illinois.
[[Old State Capitol State Historic Site|
Old State Capitol]]: Abraham Lincoln and other area legislators were instrumental in moving the state capitol to centrally located Springfield in 1839.
The downtown riverfront area features tiered seating
The Ohio River as seen from Fredonia, Indiana.
Embarkation of Union troops from Cairo on January 10, 1862
Bosse Field
Natural-color satellite image of the Wabash-Ohio confluence.
Charles Mound, the highest natural point in Illinois at 1,235 feet above sea level, is located in the Driftless Area in the northwestern part of the state.
Victory Theatre
Lawrenceburg, Indiana, is one of many towns that use the Ohio as a shipping avenue.
At 279 feet above sea level, the lowest elevation point in the state is located near Cairo and the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
West Side Nut Club Fall Festival
Glacial Lake Ohio
Köppen climate types of Illinois
Central Library
The Allegheny River, left, and Monongahela River join to form the Ohio River at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the largest metropolitan area on the river.
Density map displaying the population of Illinois
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke
Louisville, Kentucky, The deepest point of the Ohio River is a scour hole just below Cannelton locks and dam (river mile 720.7).
The Baháʼí House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois
Front oval, University of Evansville
A barge hauls coal in the Louisville and Portland Canal, the only artificial portion of the Ohio River.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago at the heart of Chicago's financial center
Rice Library, University of Southern Indiana
Cincinnati skyline showing the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge to Covington, Kentucky.
Byron Nuclear Generating Station in Ogle County
Reitz Memorial High School
Carl Perkins Bridge in Portsmouth, Ohio with Ohio River and Scioto River tributary on right.
Average annual wind power distribution for Illinois, 50 m height above ground (2009)
Chicago & Eastern Illinois Depot, active from 1907 to the 1930s
The Ohio River seen at Sciotoville, from the "Geography of Ohio," 1923
Soldier Field, Chicago
Barge on the Ohio River at Evansville
The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield
Bayard Park
Illinois House of Representatives
Culver
Governor J. B. Pritzker (D)
Haynie's Corner
University of Illinois
Lincolnshire
University of Chicago
Riverside
University of Illinois Willard Airport
Washington Avenue
Inside O'Hare International Airport
West Franklin Street
Vandalia State House State Historic Site in Vandalia
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
Magnolia Manor is a Victorian period historic house museum in Cairo.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield
The Polish Museum of America in Chicago
A Railway Post Office preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union
Standard license plate introduced in 2017
Standard license plate 2001 to 2016
Illinois license plate design used throughout the 1980s and 1990s, displaying the Land of Lincoln slogan that has been featured on the state's plates since 1954
Illinois 2020 Population Density Map

It is located at the boundary of the Midwestern and Southern United States, flowing southwesterly from western Pennsylvania to its mouth on the Mississippi River at the southern tip of Illinois.

- Ohio River

Situated on an oxbow in the Ohio River, the city is often referred to as the "Crescent Valley" or "River City".

- Evansville, Indiana

Additionally, the Mississippi, Ohio, and Wabash rivers form parts of the state's boundaries.

- Illinois

In the five centuries before European conquest, the Mississippian culture built numerous regional chiefdoms and major earthwork mounds in the Ohio Valley like the Angel Mounds near Evansville, Indiana as well as in the Mississippi Valley and the Southeast.

- Ohio River

Evansville is the regional center for a large trade area in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.

- Evansville, Indiana

A portion of southeastern Illinois is part of the extended Evansville, Indiana, Metro Area, locally referred to as the Tri-State with Indiana and Kentucky.

- Illinois

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Approximate areas of various Mississippian and related cultures

Mississippian culture

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Native American civilization that flourished in what is now the Midwestern, Eastern, and Southeastern United States from approximately 800 CE to 1600 CE, varying regionally.

Native American civilization that flourished in what is now the Midwestern, Eastern, and Southeastern United States from approximately 800 CE to 1600 CE, varying regionally.

Approximate areas of various Mississippian and related cultures
A priest with a ceremonial flint mace and severed sacrificial head, based on a repoussé copper plate
Mississippian copper plates
Reconstruction of the Birdman burial at Cahokia.
Mass grave burial at Cahokia of fifty-three sacrificed Native American women
Shell tempered ceramic effigy jug with swirls painted in clay slip, Rose Mound, Cross County, Arkansas, U.S., 1400-1600 CE, 8" (20 cm) high
Replica of a Mississippian house from over 1000 years ago excavated at the Aztalan site of the Oneota region in an exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum
A mound diagram of the Mississippian cultural period showing the multiple layers of mound construction, mound structures such as temples or mortuaries, ramps with log stairs, and prior structures under later layers, multiple terraces, and intrusive burials.
Cahokia, the largest Mississippian culture site
Kincaid, showing its platform mounds and encircling palisade
Stone effigies found at the Etowah Site
Map of the Caddoan Mississippian culture
Spiro, in eastern Oklahoma
Map showing the geographical extent of the Plaquemine culture and some of its major sites
A map showing the de Soto route through the Southeast

The largest city was Cahokia, believed to be a major religious center located in what is present-day southern Illinois.

Angel Mounds: A chiefdom in southern Indiana near Evansville. It is thought by some archaeologists that the Late Mississippian Caborn-Welborn culture developed from the Angel phase people around 1400 CE and lasted to around 1700 CE.

Kincaid site: A major Mississippian mound center in southern Illinois across the Ohio River from Paducah, Kentucky.

Indiana

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U.S. state in the Midwestern United States.

U.S. state in the Midwestern United States.

Angel Mounds State Historic Site was one of the northernmost Mississippian culture settlements, occupied from 1100 to 1450.
Native Americans guide French explorers through Indiana, as depicted by Maurice Thompson in Stories of Indiana.
Indiana's Capitol Building in Corydon served as the state's seat of government from 1816 until 1825.
Rolling hills in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area of Hoosier National Forest, in the Indiana Uplands
The Wabash River converges with the Ohio River at Posey County.
Köppen climate types of Indiana, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
Indiana is home to the third largest population of Amish in the U.S.
Mike Pence at the Indiana State Fair, 2014
Members of the Indiana National Guard at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center near Butlerville
Indianapolis is home to the annual Indianapolis 500 race.
The Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League have been based in the state since 1984.
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, home to Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
Notre Dame Stadium, home to the Fighting Irish
Lake Michigan's beaches, popular with tourists, are juxtaposed with heavy industry.
Indiana is the fifth largest corn-producing state in the U.S., with over a billion bushels harvested in 2013.
Coal-fired electric plants, like Clifty Creek Power Plant in Madison, produced about 85 percent of Indiana's energy supply in 2014.
The Interstate 69 extension project in Monroe County
A South Shore commuter train in Michigan City
Barges are a common sight along the Ohio River. Ports of Indiana manages three maritime ports in the state, two located on the Ohio.

It is bordered by Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, the Ohio River and Kentucky to the south and southeast, and the Wabash River and Illinois to the west.

About 4700 sqmi have an elevation of less than 500 ft, mostly concentrated along the Ohio and lower Wabash Valleys, from Tell City and Terre Haute to Evansville and Mount Vernon.