: Street scene in Chillicothe depicting decorations for the celebration of the Ohio centennial, 1903.
In 1802, as Ohio moved toward statehood, Chillicothe hosted the Ohio Constitutional Convention. When Ohio became a state in 1803, Chillicothe was named its capital, in part due to its central location as well as the prominent political figures, like Edward Tiffin and Thomas Worthington, who resided there. The city served as Ohio's capital until 1810, when state government moved to Zanesville. The capital returned to Chillicothe two years later, only to move to Columbus, 45 miles to the north, in 1816. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL01153 Subjects
: Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; Horse-drawn vehicles -- Ohio; Centennial celebrations; Capitals; Ohio--Politics and government Places
: Chillicothe (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio)