Regions in Ohio



Northwest Ohio

The northwestern region of Ohio is defined by agriculture and completely flat Lake Plains. The region is bordered by Indiana, Michigan, and Lake Erie. The Great Black Swamp, a historical wetland, once covered much of the area. The largest city in Northwest Ohio is Toledo. There are 58 islands, 13 state parks, and 1 state forest in the area.

  1. Allen
  2. Auglaize
  3. Crawford
  4. Defiance
  5. Erie
  6. Fulton
  7. Hancock
  8. Hardin
  9. Henry
  10. Huron
  11. Lucas
  12. Mercer
  13. Ottawa
  14. Paulding
  15. Putnam
  16. Sandusky
  17. Seneca
  18. Shelby
  19. Van Wert
  20. Williams
  21. Wood
  22. Wyandot

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Northeast Ohio

The northeastern region of Ohio is a patchwork of cities, forests, hills, and fields. The region is bordered by Pennsylvania and Lake Erie. The largest city in Northeast Ohio is Cleveland. There are 7 inland islands, 1 National Park, 18 state parks, 5 state forests within the area.

  1. Ashland
  2. Ashtabula
  3. Carroll
  4. Columbiana
  5. Cuyahoga
  6. Geauga
  7. Harrison
  8. Holmes
  9. Jefferson
  10. Lake
  11. Lorain
  12. Mahoning
  13. Medina
  14. Portage
  15. Richland
  16. Stark
  17. Summit
  18. Trumbull
  19. Tuscarawas
  20. Wayne

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Central Ohio

The central region of Ohio is characterized by a flat topography and a large metropolitan area. The region is bordered by Ohio's other regions. The largest city in Central Ohio is Columbus, which is also the state capital. There are 46 inland islands and 9 state parks within the area.

  1. Delaware
  2. Fairfield
  3. Franklin
  4. Knox
  5. Licking
  6. Logan
  7. Madison
  8. Marion
  9. Morrow
  10. Pickaway
  11. Union

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Southwest Ohio

The southwestern region of Ohio can be identified by its many rivers and cities. The region is bordered by Kentucky and Indiana. The largest city in Southwest Ohio is Cincinnati. There are 5 inland islands, 19 state parks, and 3 state forests within the area.

  1. Adams
  2. Brown
  3. Butler
  4. Champaign
  5. Clark
  6. Clermont
  7. Clinton
  8. Darke
  9. Fayette
  10. Greene
  11. Hamilton
  12. Highland
  13. Miami
  14. Montgomery
  15. Preble
  16. Warren

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Southeast Ohio

The southeastern region of Ohio features forested and hilly landscapes. The region is bordered by Kentucky and West Virginia. The largest city in Southeast Ohio is Athens. There are 12 inland islands, 23 state parks, 1 National Forest, and 16 state forests within the area.

  1. Athens
  2. Belmont
  3. Coshocton
  4. Gallia
  5. Guernsey
  6. Hocking
  7. Jackson
  8. Lawrence
  9. Meigs
  10. Monroe
  11. Morgan
  12. Muskingum
  13. Noble
  14. Perry
  15. Pike
  16. Ross
  17. Scioto
  18. Vinton
  19. Washington

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