The lights in downtown Columbus come to life as the sun goes down on a summer day. The river path in Scioto park leads into the city.
Columbus is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is the 14th-largest city in the United States. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and assumed the functions of state capital in 1816.