Ohio State Nickname

The Buckeye State

Ohio is commonly referred to as the "Buckeye State," a nickname officially adopted in 1953. The moniker pays homage to the state tree, the Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra), known for its distinctive shiny brown nuts with light tan patches resembling the eye of a buck (male deer). This nickname captures the state's rich natural heritage and has become a symbol of pride for Ohioans. The Buckeye State is renowned for its diverse landscapes, industrial history, and cultural contributions, and the nickname reflects a deep connection to the unique flora that thrives in the region.