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Ohio River

Description. Lang: en

The Ohio River is a 981-mile (1,579 km) long river in the midwestern United States that flows southwesterly from western Pennsylvania south of Lake Erie to its mouth on the Mississippi River at the southern tip of Illinois. It is the second largest river by discharge volume in the United States and the largest tributary by volume of the north-south flowing Mississippi River that divides the eastern from western United States. The river flows through or along the border of six states, and its drainage basin includes parts of 15 states.  Through its largest tributary, the Tennessee River, the basin includes several states of the southeastern U.S. It is the source of drinking water for three million people.The lower Ohio River just below Louisville is obstructed by rapids known as the Falls of the Ohio where the water level falls 26ft. in 2 miles and is impassible for navigation.  The McAlpine Locks and Dam, a shipping canal bypassing the rapids, now allows commercial navigation from the Forks of the Ohio at Pittsburgh to the Port of New Orleans at the mouth of the Mississippi on the Gulf of Mexico.
The name "Ohio" comes from the Seneca, Ohi:yo', lit. "Good River". Discovery of the Ohio River may be attributed to English explorers from Virginia in the latter half of the 17th century. 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."  In the late 18th century, the river was the southern boundary of the Northwest Territory.  It became a primary transportation route for pioneers during the westward expansion of the early U.S. 
The river is sometimes considered as the western extension of the Mason–Dixon Line that divided Pennsylvania from Maryland, and thus part of the border between free and slave territory, and between the Northern and Southern United States or Upper South. Where the river was narrow, it was the way to freedom for thousands of slaves escaping to the North, many helped by free blacks and whites of the Underground Railroad resistance movement.
The Ohio River is a climatic transition area, as its water runs along the periphery of the humid subtropical and humid continental climate areas. It is inhabited by fauna and flora of both climates. In winter, it regularly freezes over at Pittsburgh but rarely farther south toward Cincinnati and Louisville. At Paducah, Kentucky, in the south, near the Ohio's confluence with the Mississippi, it is ice-free year-round.
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Ohio River

Ohio River

River in the United States of America

  • Desc: The Ohio River is a 981-mile long river in the midwestern United States that flows southwesterly from western Pennsylvania south of Lake Erie to its mouth on the Mississippi River at the southern tip of Illinois.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_River
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, Thing, Place, BodyOfWater, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 1216.38


US State

  • Desc: Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.
  • URL: http://www.ohio.gov/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio
  • Type: Place, Thing, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 855.41


City in Pennsylvania

  • Desc: Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. A population of about 301,048 residents live within the city limits, making it the 66th-largest city in the U.S.
  • URL: http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, City, Place
  • Result Score: 467.42
Ohio River flood of 1937

Ohio River flood of 1937


  • Desc: The Ohio River flood of 1937 took place in late January and February 1937. With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million people were left homeless, 385 were dead and property losses reached $500 million.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_River_flood_of_1937
  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 401.44

Ohio River Trail

Non-profit organization

  • Desc: The Ohio River Trail is composed of two entities, the Ohio River Water Trail and the Ohio River Greenway Trail. The Ohio River Greenway Trail is a proposed route that would interconnect existing trails in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
  • URL: http://www.ohiorivertrail.org/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_River_Trail
  • Type: Organization, Place, Thing, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 335.88

Ohio River Museum

Museum in Marietta, Ohio

  • Desc: The Ohio River Museum is a museum that interprets the history of the Ohio River. The museum is situated on the Muskingum River, near its confluence with the Ohio River, in Marietta, Ohio. Among the museum's collection is the W.P. Snyder, Jr., the last steam powered towboat on the river. The oldest remaining pilothouse is from the steamboat 'TELL CITY'.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_River_Museum
  • Type: Thing, Museum, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 246.81
Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife refuge in Pleasants County, West Virginia

Cairo Ohio River Bridge

Cantilever bridge in the Ballard County, Kentucky

  • Desc: The Cairo Ohio River Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying U.S. Route 51, U.S. Route 60, and U.S. Route 62 across the Ohio River between Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_Ohio_River_Bridge
  • Type: Thing, Place, Bridge
  • Result Score: 216.30

Ohio River


Ohio River Sweep


  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 185.34

Ohio River Valley AVA


  • Desc: The Ohio River Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area centered on the Ohio River and surrounding areas. It is the second largest wine appellation of origin in the United States with 16,640,000 acres in portions of the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_River_Valley_AVA
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 178.68

Blennerhassett Island

Island in Wood County, West Virginia

  • Desc: Blennerhassett Island, an island on the Ohio River below the mouth of the Little Kanawha River, is located near Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia, USA. Historically, Blennerhassett Island was occupied by Native Americans. Nemacolin, chief of the Delaware Nation made it his last home, dying in 1767.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blennerhassett_Island
  • Type: Place, Thing, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 168.35

Interstate 69 Ohio River Bridge


Lewis and Clark Bridge

Cable-stayed bridge in Louisville, Kentucky

  • Desc: The Lewis and Clark Bridge crosses the Ohio River northeast of downtown Louisville, Kentucky; and as part of a ring road around the Louisville metropolitan area, connects Kentucky State Highway 841 with Indiana State Highway 265, connecting two previously disjointed segments of Interstate 265.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_Bridge_(Ohio_River)
  • Type: Thing, Place, Bridge
  • Result Score: 160.66

Ohio River Festival


  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 154.57

Ohio River

Route in Ohio

  • Desc: State Route 7, formerly known as Inter-county Highway 7 until 1921 and State Highway 7 in 1922, is a north–south state highway in the southern and eastern portions of the U.S. state of Ohio.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_State_Route_7
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 150.81

Ohio River

River in Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 149.00

Ohio River

Song by Love Jones

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 146.37

Ohio River Revival 2019


  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 145.71

Ohio River

Song by Love Jones

  • Type: Thing, MusicRecording
  • Result Score: 145.34

Ohio River

Song by Nathan Phillips

  • Type: MusicRecording, Thing
  • Result Score: 144.27

Ohio River Boat Song

Song by Will Oldham

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 144.22

Ohio River

Song by Nathan Phillips

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 143.15

Ohio River

Highway in Pennsylvania

  • Desc: Pennsylvania Route 65, is a major 51-mile-long state highway located in western Pennsylvania, United States. The route, traveling north–south from the Interstate 279/U.S.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Route_65
  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 137.88
Lochry's Defeat

Lochry's Defeat


  • Desc: Lochry's Defeat, also known as the Lochry massacre, was a battle fought on August 24, 1781, near present-day Aurora, Indiana, in the United States.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lochry's_Defeat
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 137.72

Ohio River

Truss bridge in McCracken County, Kentucky

  • Desc: The Brookport Bridge is a ten-span, steel deck, narrow two-lane truss bridge that carries U.S. Route 45 across the Ohio River in the U.S. states of Illinois and Kentucky. It connects Paducah, Kentucky north to Brookport, Illinois. The bridge is named after Irvin S. Cobb, an author and journalist who was born in Paducah.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookport_Bridge
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction, Bridge
  • Result Score: 137.71

Big Sandy River

Tributary in West Virginia

  • Desc: The Big Sandy River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 29 miles long, in western West Virginia and northeastern Kentucky in the United States. The river forms part of the boundary between the two states along its entire course. Via the Ohio River, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Sandy_River_(Ohio_River_tributary)
  • Type: Thing, Place, BodyOfWater, RiverBodyOfWater
  • Result Score: 137.24

Ohio River


  • Type: VisualArtwork, Thing
  • Result Score: 136.33
Wheeling Suspension Bridge

Wheeling Suspension Bridge

Suspension bridge in Wheeling, West Virginia

  • Desc: The Wheeling Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the main channel of the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia. It was the largest suspension bridge in the world from 1849 until 1851.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeling_Suspension_Bridge
  • Type: Bridge, Thing, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 136.06

Ohio River Paddlefest


  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 128.45

The Ohio River Revival


  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 127.20

Ohio River Mothman

Song by Fields Ohio

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 126.02

Ohio River Series

Literary series

  • Type: Thing, BookSeries
  • Result Score: 124.98

Ohio River Bank


  • Type: Thing, Corporation, Organization
  • Result Score: 124.12
Mississippi River

Mississippi River

River in the United States of America

  • Desc: The Mississippi River is the second-longest river and chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River
  • Type: Thing, BodyOfWater, RiverBodyOfWater, Place
  • Result Score: 122.52
Bridgeport Bridge

Bridgeport Bridge

Cantilever bridge in Wheeling, United States

  • Desc: The Bridgeport Bridge also known as the Wheeling and Belmont bridge was a bridge which once carried U.S. Route 40 over the back channel of the Ohio River between Wheeling Island, West Virginia, and Bridgeport, Ohio.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgeport_Bridge_(Ohio_River)
  • Type: Thing, Bridge, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 122.38
Fourteenth Street Bridge

Fourteenth Street Bridge

Truss bridge

  • Desc: The Fourteenth Street Bridge, also known as the Ohio Falls Bridge, Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, Conrail Railroad Bridge or Louisville and Indiana Bridge, is a truss drawbridge that spans the Ohio River, between Louisville, Kentucky and Clarksville, Indiana.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteenth_Street_Bridge_(Ohio_River)
  • Type: Bridge, Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 121.56

The Ohio River

Book by Archer Butler Hulbert

  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 120.12

Ohio River Sweep


  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 119.91

Ohio River Paddling


  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 119.91
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