Divisions of the Midwest by the U.S. Census Bureau into East North Central and West North Central, separated largely by the Mississippi River.
Steamboat Morning Star, a Louisville and Evansville mail packet, in 1858.
Mississippian copper plate found at the Saddle Site in Union County, Illinois
Scotts Bluff National Monument in western Nebraska
The state cessions that eventually allowed for the creation of the territories north and southwest of the River Ohio
Built between 1847 and 1849, the Wheeling Suspension Bridge was the first bridge across the river and a crucial part of the National Road.
Illinois in 1718, approximate modern state area highlighted, from Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi by Guillaume de L'Isle
The Driftless Area as viewed from Wildcat Mountain State Park in Vernon County, Wisconsin
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
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
Flint Hills grasslands of Kansas
Check signed by Arthur St. Clair while governor of the Northwest Territory (1796)
Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, West Virginia which collapsed into the Ohio River on December 15, 1967, killing 46 people.
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.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Map showing the general distribution of Native American tribes in the Northwest Territory in the early 1790s.
A barge heads east on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky.
[[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.
Prairie in Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa
Rufus Putnam. This portrait by James Sharples, Jr. is in the collection of Independence National Historical Park, and hangs in the Second Bank of the United States building in Philadelphia.
The confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers is at Cairo, Illinois.
Embarkation of Union troops from Cairo on January 10, 1862
Monks Mound, located at the Cahokia Mounds near Collinsville, Illinois, is the largest Pre-Columbian earthwork in America north of Mesoamerica and a World Heritage Site
Campus Martius ("Field of Mars" in Latin) was named after the part of Rome of the same name. This site, including the Rufus Putnam House, is now part of the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta, Ohio.
The Ohio River as seen from Fredonia, Indiana.
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.
Winnebago family (1852)
Map of the states and territories of the United States as it was on August 7, 1789, when the Northwest Territory was first organized, to April 2, 1790, when the future Southwest Territory was ceded by North Carolina
Natural-color satellite image of the Wabash-Ohio confluence.
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.
Young Oglala Lakota girl in front of tipi with puppy beside her, probably on or near Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Abraham Bradley's 1796 map of the United States includes many forts and settlements within the Northwest Territory.
Lawrenceburg, Indiana, is one of many towns that use the Ohio as a shipping avenue.
Köppen climate types of Illinois
Cumulus clouds hover above a yellowish prairie at Badlands National Park, South Dakota, native lands to the Sioux.
Seal of the Northwest Territory over a time capsule outside the Campus Martius Museum. The Latin phrase, "He has planted one better than the one fallen," signifies the replacement of wilderness by civilization.
Glacial Lake Ohio
Density map displaying the population of Illinois
c. 1681 map of Marquette and Jolliet's 1673 expedition
Territorial county of Wayne
The Allegheny River, left, and Monongahela River join to form the Ohio River at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the largest metropolitan area on the river.
The Baháʼí House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois
Beaver hunting grounds, the basis of the fur trade
Ohio counties in 1802
Louisville, Kentucky, The deepest point of the Ohio River is a scour hole just below Cannelton locks and dam (river mile 720.7).
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago at the heart of Chicago's financial center
The state cessions that eventually allowed for the creation of the territories north and southwest of the River Ohio
A barge hauls coal in the Louisville and Portland Canal, the only artificial portion of the Ohio River.
Byron Nuclear Generating Station in Ogle County
Northwest Territory 1787
Cincinnati skyline showing the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge to Covington, Kentucky.
Average annual wind power distribution for Illinois, 50 m height above ground (2009)
Louisiana Purchase 1803
Carl Perkins Bridge in Portsmouth, Ohio with Ohio River and Scioto River tributary on right.
Soldier Field, Chicago
Ohio River near Rome, Ohio
The Ohio River seen at Sciotoville, from the "Geography of Ohio," 1923
The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield
Lake Michigan is shared by four Midwestern states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Illinois House of Representatives
The Upper Mississippi River near Harpers Ferry, Iowa
Governor J. B. Pritzker (D)
An animation depicting when United States territories and states forbade or allowed slavery, 1789–1861
University of Illinois
1855 Free-State poster
University of Chicago
A map of various Underground Railroad routes
University of Illinois Willard Airport
Minneapolis, Minnesota is on the Mississippi River
Inside O'Hare International Airport
Omaha, Nebraska, is on the Missouri River
Vandalia State House State Historic Site in Vandalia
Cincinnati, Ohio is on the Ohio River
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
Distribution of Americans claiming German Ancestry by county in 2018
Magnolia Manor is a Victorian period historic house museum in Cairo.
German population density in the United States, 1870 census
Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield
A pastoral farm scene near Traverse City, Michigan, with a classic American red barn
The Polish Museum of America in Chicago
Central Iowa cornfield in June
A Railway Post Office preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union
Standing wheat in Kansas, part of America's Breadbasket
Standard license plate introduced in 2017
Soybean fields at Applethorpe Farm, north of Hallsville in Ross County, Ohio
Standard license plate 2001 to 2016
The Chicago Board of Trade Building a National Historic Landmark
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
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland
Illinois 2020 Population Density Map
Mount Rushmore is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The Milwaukee Art Museum is located on Lake Michigan.
The first local meeting of the new Republican Party took place here in Ripon, Wisconsin on March 20, 1854.
Midwestern Governors by party
Midwestern U.S. Senators by party for the 117th Congress
Midwestern U.S. Representatives by party for the 117th Congress
Beaver hunting grounds, the basis of the fur trade

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States.

- Illinois

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

At the time of its creation, the territory included all the land west of Pennsylvania, northwest of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River below the Great Lakes, and what later became known as the Boundary Waters.

- Northwest Territory

The Census Bureau's definition consists of 12 states in the north central United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

- Midwestern United States

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

- Illinois

It spanned all or large parts of six eventual U.S. states (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and the northeastern part of Minnesota).

- Northwest Territory

Major rivers in the region include, from east to west, the Ohio River, the Upper Mississippi River, and the Missouri River.

- Midwestern United States

In his Notes on the State of Virginia published in 1781–82, Thomas Jefferson stated: "The Ohio is the most beautiful river on earth. Its current gentle, waters clear, and bosom smooth and unbroken by rocks and rapids, a single instance only excepted" (though Jefferson himself had not seen the Ohio) In the late 18th century, the river was the southern boundary of the Northwest Territory.

- Ohio River

Illinois was part of the United States' oldest territory, the Northwest Territory, and in 1818 it achieved statehood.

- Illinois

In 1787, the Northwest Ordinance was enacted, creating the Northwest Territory, which was bounded by the Great Lakes and the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

- Midwestern United States

The square surveys of the Northwest Territory became a hallmark of the Midwest, as sections, townships, counties (and states) were laid out scientifically, and land was sold quickly and efficiently (although not without some speculative aberrations).

- Northwest Territory

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Artists conception of the Fort Ancient SunWatch Indian Village in Dayton.
Iroquois conquests during the Beaver Wars (mid-1600s), which largely depopulated the upper and mid-Ohio River valley.
The Ohio Country indicating battle sites between American settlers and indigenous tribes, 1775–1794.
Rufus Putnam by James Sharples, Jr., 1797
Battle of Lake Erie by William Henry Powell.
The route of Morgan's Raid.
The first Standard Oil refinery was opened in Cleveland by businessman John D. Rockefeller.
Iron being converted to steel for wartime efforts at Youngstown's Republic Steel in 1941.
Geographic regions of Ohio.
Map of Ohio cities and rivers.
Köppen climate types of Ohio, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
Ohio population density map.
Amish children on their way to school
Cincinnati's Procter & Gamble is one of Ohio's largest companies in terms of revenue.
Cincinnati light rail
The Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, home to the Ohio General Assembly.
The Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center holds the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Presidential election results by county for 2020
University Hall at the Ohio State University in Columbus.
Bosworth Hall at Oberlin College in northeast Ohio.
Springer Auditorium at the Cincinnati Music Hall.
Progressive Field, home to the Cleveland Guardians baseball team
Ohio Stadium in Columbus, home to the Ohio State Buckeyes football team, is the fifth largest stadium in the world.
Population growth by county in Ohio between the 2010 and 2020 censuses. -10 to -5 percent
-5 to -2 percent
-2 to 0 percent
0 to 2 percent
2 to 5 percent
5 to 10 percent
10 to 20 percent
More than 20 percent

Ohio is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

The state takes its name from the Ohio River, whose name in turn originated from the Seneca word ohiːyo, meaning "good river", "great river", or "large creek".

It was partitioned from the resulting Northwest Territory, which was the first frontier of the new United States, and became the 17th state admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803, and the first under the Northwest Ordinance.

The seven presidents born in Ohio were Ulysses S. Grant (elected from Illinois), Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison (grandson of William Henry Harrison & elected from Indiana), William McKinley, William Howard Taft and Warren G. Harding.

Indiana

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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.

Indiana is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States.

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.

On May 7, 1800, the United States Congress passed legislation to divide the Northwest Territory into two areas and named the western section the Indiana Territory.