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The Buckeye State

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The Buckeye State
   is a nickname for the state of   
Unofficial nickname. The markings on the buckeye tree's nut resembled the eye of a buck deer and so the Indians called it "hetuck" or "buckeye." The nickname owes a lot to William Henry Harrison who, during the 1840 presidential adopted a log cabin made of buckeye timber as his emblem, and many of his supporters would carry buckeye canes.

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