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Ohio, One of the central northern States of the United States, is situated between lat. 38° 27′ and 41° 57′ N. and long. 80° 34′ and 84° 49′ W. The Ohio River separates it from Kentucky on the south and from West Virginia south and east. Pennsylvania bounds it in part on the east, Indiana on the west, and Lake Erie on the north. Its greatest length from east to west is about 225 miles; greatest breadth from north to south is about 210 miles. Area, 39,964 square miles, in eighty-eight counties. The surface consists of an undulating plain, most of it arable without excessive outlay. Population, 1890, 3,672,316; 1900, 4,157,545. It ranks fourth in wealth and population among the States of the Union. Capital, Columbus. Letters patent issued by James I. of England, under which England claimed Ohio afterwards......April 10, 1606 Charter of the London Company granted by James I. of lands west of the Alleghanies and northwest of the Ohio River......1609 Eries, of sout