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Columbus, in Franklin county, is the capital of the state of Ohio in the United States of America, and is on the Scioto, a tributary of the Ohio, 100 miles N.E. of Cincinnati. Its situation in an extensive plain is very pleasant, and its broad tree-shaded streets are well laid out. There are many fine public buildings, among them the Capitol, with a rotunda 150 feet high. The manufactures are various and numerous, but of no great special interest. Columbus is well provided with railways, and is served by a branch of the Ohio Canal.