The area of Ohio was part of the original territory of the United States, being part of lands ceded by four states to the United States and designated in 1787 as the "Territory northwest of the River Ohio." It also included the area known as the Connecticut Western Reserve, which was not ceded by Connecticut to the United States until 1800. Ohio Territory was organized on April 30, 1802, from the Northwest Territory, with generally the same boundary as the present state. Ohio was admitted to the Union on February 19, 1803, as the 17th state. Ohio acquired legal title to the area known as the Toledo Strip when Michigan ceded its claim in 1836.