: The Great Seal of Ohio is described by law in the Ohio Revised Code. The Seal symbolizes Ohio's heritage and
its honored place in United States history. The sun, with 13 rays representing the original 13 colonies, rises over an image of Mount Logan,
as viewed from the Adena Mansion near Chillicothe-the home of Thomas Worthington. Thomas Worthington was one of the primary advocates for
statehood and helped ensure Ohio's admittance as the first state from the Northwest Territory. The full sheaf of wheat in the foreground
represents agriculture and bounty. A cluster of seventeen arrows symbolizes Ohio's admittance as the nation's seventeenth state. Uniting
the background and foreground is a representation of the Scioto River and cultivated fields.