Jack Roush (Adams County)
Adams - Jack Roushthe chairman of the board of the engineering firm Roush Industries, but most readers probably know him as the owner of NASCAR team Roush Fenway Racing. He's known as

Phyllis Diller (Allen County)
Allen - Phyllis Dillerknown for her over-the-top stage presence and her cackling laugh, and she excelled at making audiences laugh by cracking jokes at her own expense. Diller was born in Lima and attended Bluffton College

Tim Richmond (Ashland County)
Ashland - Tim Richmondwon 13 races during eight years as a NASCAR driver and was named one of the top 50 NASCAR drivers of all time. Cole Trickle, the main character in the movie

Urban Meyer (Ashtabula County)
Ashtabula - Urban Meyerstarted his college football coaching career as a graduate assistant at the Ohio State, then came full circle, ending up there as a head coach after winning two national championships at the University of Florida. Meyer has a 50-4 record at OSU, and added another national championship to his resume as a coach of the Buckeyes. He was born in Toledo but grew up in Ashtabula

Sarah Jessica Parker (Athens County)
Athens - Sarah Jessica Parkerbest known for her role on the long-running HBO comedy,

Neil Armstrong (Auglaize County)
Auglaize - Neil Armstrongfirst human being to set foot on the surface of the moon was born in Wapakoneta in 1930.  died in Cincinnati at the age of 82 after a follow-up career as a businessman and University of Cincinnati professor

John Havlicek (Belmont County)
Belmont - John HavlicekNBA Hall of Famer. won a national championship for the Ohio State University, won eight NBA championships with the Boston Celtics and was named Finals MVP in 1974. He was born in Martins Ferry in 1940

Brian Grant (Brown County)
Brown - Brian Grantspent more than two decades as a power forward and center in the NBA and had stints with the Sacramento Kings, Portland Trailblazers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns. He was born in Columbus but attended Georgetown High in Brown County

Kenesaw Mountain Landis (Butler County)
Butler - Kenesaw Mountain Landisjudge who served as the first Commissioner of Baseball from 1920 until his death in 1944. Landis was praised for cleaning up the sport at a time of scandals involving players allegedly throwing games. But he's also been accused of delaying integration. He was born in Millville in 1866

Eddie Maple (Carroll County)
Carroll - Eddie Mapleone of the top jockeys in U.S.thoroughbred horse racing during the 1970s, '80s and '90s. He rode Secretariat to victory in the horse's last race, the 1973 Canadian International Stakes. Maple won 4,398 races, including the 1980 and 1985 Belmont Stakes. He raced in nine Kentucky Derbys, finishing second in 1982 and was inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame. Maple was born in Carrollton

Pete Dye (Champaign County)
Champaign - Pete Dyedesigned or had a hand in designing many top golf courses across the country, including TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C. He is an inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame. He came from a family of designers and grew up in Urbana

John Legend (Clark County)
Clark - John Legendborn John Roger Stephens in Springfield, Ohio. He rose to stardom with his 2004 album,

Ulysses S Grant (Clermont County)
Clermont - Ulysses S Grantbegan his tenure as the Commanding General of the United States Army in 1864 and remained in that position until he was elected President of the United States in 1869. He was born in Point Pleasant in 1822

Charles Murphy (Clinton County)
Clinton - Charles Murphybegan his professional career as a sportswriter for the Cincinnati Enquirer - bought the Chicago Cubs in 1905 with a loan from Enquirer owner Charles Phelps Taft. He owned the franchise when it won its only two World Series championships in 1907 and 1908. Murphy was born in Wilmington in 1868

Mark Hanna (Columbiana County)
Columbiana - Mark Hannakey ally and close personal friend of President William McKinley. Hanna quit a career in business to work on McKinley's presidential campaign in 1895, and served as a U.S. Senator for Ohio. He spent most of his professional career in Cleveland, but was born in Lisbon, the seat of Columbiana County

Bob Brenly (Coshocton County)
Coshocton - Bob Brenlyplayed catcher for the San Francisco Giants in the 1980s, but he's most recognized as the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks when the franchise won its only World Series in 2001. He was born in Coshocton

Jack Harbaugh (Crawford County)
Crawford - Jack Harbaughfootball player and coach, but is best known as the father of NFL coach John Harbaugh and University of Michigan head football Jim Harbaugh. The elder Harbaugh was born in Crestline in 1939

Paul Newman (Cuyahoga County)
Cuyahoga - Paul Newmanwon an Academy Award for his 1986 role in

Annie Oakley (Darke County)
Darke - Annie Oakleyrose to international fame as a sharpshooter and member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The Broadway musical,

Don Miller (Defiance County)
Defiance - Don Millerone of the Four Horsemen - a quartet of football players. led the Irish to a perfect record and a national championship in 1925. born in Defiance

Rutherford B Hayes (Delaware County)
Delaware - Rutherford B Hayeselected the 19th President of the United States during the Reconstruction era that followed the Civil War. Prior to his career in national politics, he served as a city solicitor in Cincinnati before joining the Union Army. Hayes was born in Delaware, Ohio in 1822

Thomas Edison (Erie County)
Erie - Thomas Edisoninvented the phonograph, the motion picture camera and the first long-lasting light bulb. He also changed the way products were mass produced, earning the nickname

William Tecumseh Sherman (Fairfield County)
Fairfield - William Tecumseh ShermanMajor General for the Union Army when the Civil War began. Sherman was commended for his battlefield command, but implemented a

Art Schlichter (Fayette County)
Fayette - Art SchlichterOhio State quarterback started all four years of his tenure with the Buckeyes, but is perhaps best known for throwing the pass that was intercepted by Clemson linebacker Charlie Bauman in the 1978 Gator Bowl. Buckeye coaching great Woody Hayes punched Bauman at the conclusion of that play, ending his career. Schlichter was drafted into the NFL by the Colts in 1982. But his career was cut short by legal and personal problems brought on by compulsive gambling. He was in and out of jails frequently between 1995 and 2006 on various fraud and forgery charges related to his gambling addiction. In 2012, a federal judge sentenced him to nearly 11 years in prison for scamming participants in a sports ticket scheme. He was born in Washington Court House

Jack Nicklaus (Franklin County)
Franklin - Jack Nicklaushas the third most PGA tour wins of all time and is widely regarded as the greatest golfer who ever lived. Nicklaus was born in Upper Arlington and attended the Ohio State University. A museum chronicling his career sits on his alma mater's campus

Barney Oldfield (Fulton County)
Fulton - Barney Oldfieldan auto racing legend, was the first man to drive an automobile faster than 60 miles per hour. He was born near Wauseon

Bob Evans (Gallia County)
Gallia - Bob Evansowned a chain of sausage farms in the mid 20th Century, and founded the Bob Evans restaurant chain in the early 1960s when he was unable to find enough eateries to buy his product. Evans was born in Sugar Ridge, but his family moved to Gallia County when he was a small boy and he grew up there

John Popper (Geauga County)
Geauga - John PopperHarmonica virtuoso and Blues Traveler was born in Chardon in 1967

Woody Hayes (Greene County)
Greene - Woody HayesHall of Fame football coach led the Ohio State Buckeyes to 13 Big Ten championships and five national championships between 1954 and 1977. His tenure with the Buckeyes ended abruptly when he punched Clemson guard Charlie Bauman after the Tigers defender intercepted an Ohio State pass in the 1978 Gator Bowl. Hayes was born in Clifton, Ohio, which straddles the border of Greene and Clark counties. Hayes himself was unsure what side of the line he was born on, once cracking:

John Glenn (Guernsey County)
Guernsey - John GlennMarine pilot and veteran of World War II and the Korean War, was a military test pilot in 1959 when NASA selected him as one of the original Project Mercury astronauts. In 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth, becoming a national hero. He parlayed his fame into a long political career, serving as U.S. Senator from Ohio from 1974-1999. He also ran an unsuccessful campaign for president in 1984. In 1998, he became the oldest person to fly in space, serving as a payload specialist on a Discovery shuttle flight. He was born in Cambridge in 1921

Steven Spielberg (Hamilton County)
Hamilton - Steven Spielbergcinematic genius behind some of the most iconic movies ever made -

Ben Roethlisberger (Hancock County)
Hancock - Ben RoethlisbergerTwo-time Super Bowl champion and four time Pro-Bowler. may have been born in Lima (in Allen County), but he attended Findlay High School

Jacob Parrott (Hardin County)
Hardin - Jacob Parrottsoldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War, was the first recipient of the Medal of Honor. Parrott was granted the award for fighting his way deep into enemy territory on a mission to destroy Confederate bridges. He lived in Hardin County

George Armstrong Custer (Harrison County)
Harrison - George Armstrong Custeran officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War and eventually worked his way up to General. But despite his accomplishments, his name is most associated with his demise at the Battle of Little Bighorn, where he and his regiment were massacred by an alliance of Native American tribes. Custer was born in New Rumley

Chip Davis (Henry County)
Henry - Chip Davisfounding member of Mannheim Steamroller, an American musical group that's sold 28 million albums in the United States. He was born in Hamler

Johnny Paycheck (Highland County)
Highland - Johnny Paycheckplayed bass and steel guitar for country legend George Jones. But he changed his name to

Curtis Scaparrotti (Hocking County)
Hocking - Curtis Scaparrottifour-star general in the United States Army and the head of the NATO Allied Center in Europe. He was born in Logan

Alta Weiss (Holmes County)
Holmes - Alta Weissone of only a handful of women who played in men's minor league baseball leagues in the early 1900s. Stepping to the mound for the Vermilion Independents in a signature long dress, Weiss pitched well enough as a teenager to strike out grown men. Her skills drew enormous crowds to her minor league games, earning her enough money to pay her way through medical school. She was born in Berlin, Ohio in 1890

Paul Brown (Huron County)
Huron - Paul BrownCleveland's fledgling professional football franchise was so happy to secure Norwalk native and former Ohio State football coach Paul Brown in 1946 that they named the team

Jim Rhodes (Jackson County)
Jackson - Jim Rhodesfour-term Ohio governor who sent National Guard troops to Kent State University in 1970 to quell campus protests, resulting in the shooting deaths of four students - was born in Coalton

Dean Martin (Jefferson County)
Jefferson - Dean Martineffortlessly cool, exuding an almost super human aura of grace and charm. His music career spanned more than 50 years and he appeared in several films alongside his friend Frank Sinatra as a member of the Rat Pack. Martin was also part of a popular comedy team, Martin and Lewis, with partner Jerry Lewis. He was born in Steubenville

Paul Edward Lynde (Knox County)
Knox - Paul Edward Lyndeplayed characters brimming with snarkiness and camp. Uncle Arthur in

Don Shula (Lake County)
Lake - Don Shulacoached the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl victories. One of those Super Bowls - in 1972 - was preceded by an undefeated regular season, resulting in the only perfect record in NFL history. Three other teams have posted undefeated regular seasons, but all three lost in the playoffs. Shula was born in Grand River

Bobby Bare (Lawrence County)
Lawrence - Bobby Barecountry singer recorded

Victoria Woodhull (Licking County)
Licking - Victoria Woodhullmember of the women's suffrage movement, was the first woman to be nominated for a run for president in 1872, nearly 50 years before women earned the right to vote nationwide. She was born in Homer

Norman Vincent Peale (Logan County)
Logan - Norman Vincent PealeAmerican writer and minister penned

Toni Morrison (Lorain County)
Lorain - Toni MorrisonNobel prize-winning author published several classic novels, one of which -

Gloria Steinem (Lucas County)
Lucas - Gloria Steinemfounded Ms. magazine and was recognized as a spokesperson for the feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Along with Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan, she founded the Women's Media Center in 2005. Steinem was born in Toledo in 1934

Dick LeBeau (Madison County)
Madison - Dick LeBeauanother man in the long line of football players and coaches that come from the Buckeye State. His standout play as a cornerback for the Detroit Lions earned him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played for London High School in Madison County

Jack L Warner (Mahoning County)
Mahoning - Jack L Warnerfounded Warner Bros. film studio in the early part of the 20th Century. His family moved to Youngstown in the late 1800s and he spent his youth in Mahoning County

Florence Harding (Marion County)
Marion - Florence Hardingmarried to President Warren G. Harding, was born in Marion County. The couple's marriage license was printed in the Marion Star

Ryan Matthew Dunn (Medina County)
Medina - Ryan Matthew DunnActor, musician, comedian and stuntman best known as a member of the casts of

Ambrose Bierce (Meigs County)
Meigs - Ambrose BierceAmerican journalist and author, who you might know for

Wendell Mobley (Mercer County)
Mercer - Wendell MobleyYou likely don't know the name, but if you listen to popular country, you've definitely heard a song he wrote. Numerous songs penned by Mobley have hit the top of the country charts. Among his number 1 hits are

Cris Carter (Miami County)
Miami - Cris Carterstandout career in the NFL for teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings and was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, most readers likely know him as a football analyst for HBO and ESPN. He was born in Troy

Sam Jones (Monroe County)
Monroe - Sam Jones229-217 as a Major League Baseball pitcher and played on two World Series championship teams, first with the Boston Red Sox in 1918 and then with the New York Yankees in 1923. He was born in Woodsfield

Orville Wright (Montgomery County)
Montgomery - Orville Wrightyounger of the Wright Brothers, who are regarded as the men who invented and flew the first functional, heavier-than-air aircraft in 1903. While Orville's brother, Wilbur, was born in Indiana, Orville himself was born in Dayton

Rufus R Dawes (Morgan County)
Morgan - Rufus R Dawesfought with the Iron Brigade of the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Dawes led a counterattack on a Confederate Brigade that forced the surrender of 200 Confederate soldiers. He was born in Malta

Warren G Harding (Morrow County)
Morrow - Warren G Harding29th President of the United States, lived nearly his entire life in rural Ohio. He grew up in Morrow County

Zane Grey (Muskingum County)
Muskingum - Zane Greyleft a career in dentistry behind to write adventure stories that romanticized the old west and became wildly popular in the early 1900s. He was born in Zanesville

James Madison Tuttle (Noble County)
Noble - James Madison Tuttlebest known as a General for the Union Army during the American Civil War and as a Democratic politician and candidate for Governor of Iowa in the late 1800s. But he was born in Summerfield

Crystal Bowersox (Ottawa County)
Ottawa - Crystal Bowersoxrunner-up on the television singing competition

Jesse B Jackson (Paulding County)
Paulding - Jesse B JacksonAmerican Consul served in Aleppo in the early part of the 20th Century and witnessed the Armenian genocide. Jackson's relief efforts reportedly saved thousands. He was born in Paulding

James Comly (Perry County)
Perry - James Comlyworked his way up to Brigadier General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Comly served as editor and publisher for the Ohio State Journal after the war, and started a baseball team in Columbus. He was born in New Lexington

John Holmes (Pickaway County)
Pickaway - John Holmesserved as the inspiration for the movie

Branch Rickey (Pike County)
Pike - Branch Rickeybest known for helping to break baseball's color barrier as an executive of the Brooklyn Dodgers by signing Jackie Robinson in the 1940s. Rickey's career in Major League Baseball also earned him a place in the Pro Baseball Hall of Fame. He was born in Stockdale

Jack Lambert (Portage County)
Portage - Jack Lambertfour Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s and made nine Pro Bowl teams. His standout play was enough to earn him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Lambert was born in Mantua

Sherwood Anderson (Preble County)
Preble - Sherwood Andersonwrote a collection of short stories titled

Dean Jagger (Putnam County)
Putnam - Dean Jaggeracted in the World War II-era classic

Luke Perry (Richland County)
Richland - Luke Perryhad roles in daytime soap operas before scoring the major part in

Nancy Wilson (Ross County)
Ross - Nancy Wilsonreleased more than 70 albums spanning genres such as blues, jazz and soul, and won three Grammies throughout her career. Wilson was also an actor. She was born in Chillicothe in 1937

Tony Little (Sandusky County)
Sandusky - Tony Littlebecame a parody of himself in the later years of his career as a television fitness trainer, making self-deprecating appearances on MADtv and The Weird Al Show. In his earlier years he was known his for his unflappable enthusiasm and inspirational catchphrases like

Roy Rogers (Scioto County)
Scioto - Roy Rogersearned the nickname

Jay Gruden (Seneca County)
Seneca - Jay Grudenleft the University of Louisville's football team in the early 1990s as one of the best starting quarterbacks to ever play for the Cardinals. He bounced around the Arena League and NFL Europe before settling into a coaching career and working his way up the chain until he was named head coach of the Washington Redskins in 2014. Gruden was born in Tiffin

Paul Christian Lauterbur (Shelby County)
Shelby - Paul Christian Lauterburwas a chemist whose work made magnetic resonance imaging - used to scan the inside of the body and commonly known as an

Brian Warner (Stark County)
Stark - Brian WarnerShock rocker adopted the name Marilyn Manson - for famous actress Marilyn Monroe and cult leader Charles Manson - and released a series of controversial albums in the 1990s. He was born in Canton

LeBron James (Summit County)
Summit - LeBron Jamesrecently secured his status as a Northeast Ohio sports legend by leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an epic victory in the 2016 NBA Finals - was born and raised in Akron

William McKinley (Trumbull County)
Trumbull - William McKinley25th President of the United States, was born in Niles

Cy Young (Tuscarawas County)
Tuscarawas - Cy Youngpitched his way to 511 wins in the major leagues, winning more than any other pitcher. The incomparable Young set several records that stood for decades and left such an imprint on baseball that an award was named after him. He was born in Gilmore

Norton P Chipman (Union County)
Union - Norton P Chipmanled the Grand Army of the Republic in 1868 and commanded the veterans that made up the fraternal order to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers on Monday, May 30 of that year. The Associated Press published his order nationwide and it became a tradition that eventually evolved into Memorial Day. Chipman was born in Milford Center in 1834

Jim Heath (Van Wert County)
Van Wert - Jim HeathTelevision journalist played a prominent role in covering the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections and was widely praised for a 2008 interview with Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney. He was born in Van Wert

Maude Collins (Vinton County)
Vinton - Maude Collinsworked as a jail matron and was married to the Vinton County Sheriff in the early 1920s. When her husband was killed in 1925, she was appointed to take his place, making her Ohio's first female Sheriff. Collins solved a double homicide during her tenure and became the first woman to deliver prisoners to the state penitentiary

Jerry Lucas (Warren County)
Warren - Jerry Lucason three college All-American teams and seven NBA All-Star teams. He won a championship in college (with Ohio State in 1960) and in the NBA (with the New York Knicks in 1973), but got his start at Middletown High School

Alf Landon (Washington County)
Washington - Alf LandonTwo-term Kansas Governor was a liberal Republican who believed in both slashing taxes and supporting some New Deal social welfare programs. But Landon is best known as the candidate who was throttled by Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1936 Presidential election. He was born in Pennsylvania but raised in Marietta

Bobby Knight (Wayne County)
Wayne - Bobby KnightLegendary college basketball coach known for his intense and often disparaging coaching style - is forever associated with Indiana after coaching the Indiana University Hoosiers to three NCAA championships. But he's a native Ohioan, and even played on the Ohio State's only national championship basketball team in 1960. He was born in Massillon but spent much of his childhood in Wayne County

Paul Allman Siple (Williams County)
Williams - Paul Allman SipleExplorer traveled to the Antarctic and created the first formula for measuring wind temperature, coining the term

Scott Hamilton (Wood County)
Wood - Scott Hamiltonone of the only figure skaters who could perform a back flip. That and other skills propelled him to four U.S. figure skating championships, a gold medal in the World Figure Skating Championships in 1981 and a gold medal in the 1984 Winter Olympics. Hamilton was born in Toledo but grew up in Bowling Green

Carl Karcher (Wyandot County)
Wyandot - Carl Karcheropened a drive-in restaurant in Anaheim, California in 1945 which eventually expanded into the Carl's Jr. restaurant chain. The eateries go by the name