Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland is located in the north-eastern part in the state of Ohio.

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Cleveland is the second largest city in the state of Ohio with a population of 396,815 residents (2010).

About Cleveland

The Forest City. In Cleveland you fill find world-class museums and cultural events, professional sports and amusement parks. Here there are more golf courses per capita then anywhere in the United States. It is the center of Greater Cleveland, the largest metropolitan area in Ohio.

To See And To Do In Cleveland

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Great Lakes Science Center

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Botanical Garden

leveland Museum of Natural History

Old Arcade

Terminal Tower On Public Square

Dunham Tavern Museum

West Side Market

Western Reserve Historical Society

Children's Museum of Cleveland

Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

Temple Museum of Religious Art

Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Golf Courses

History Of Cleveland

Old Cleveland
In 1796, Moses Cleaveland and his expedition arrived to the area and his employees named the place Cleaveland. Some of them settled there. In 1797, Major Lorenzo Carter arrived and is considered to be the the first permanent settler in Cleveland. Major Lorenzo Carter made friends with the local Native Americans and it was his friendship with Chief Seneca that kept the Cleaveland colony alive. In 1798, Nathaniel Doan arrived and settled what later became Doan's Corners. He built a log hotel and tavern on the northwest corner of Euclid Ave and Fairmount St. He also built a store on the southwest corner and a blacksmith shop and saleratus factory.

In 1803, about 100 people lived in the village and the mail service extended to Cleveland. In 1807, the first Presbyterian Church was founded. In 1808, Major Lorenzo Carter built the Zephyr, the first ship to be launched in Cleaveland. In 1813, the first courthouse was completed. In 1814, the village of Cleaveland was incorporated. In 1816, the first bank opened. In 1818, Cleaveland's first newspaper, Cleaveland Gazette and Commercial Register, was published. One year later, in 1819, The Cleveland Herald and Gazette newspaper was published.

In 1826, the first Catholic church was organized. In 1831, The spelling of the city's name was changed by The Cleveland Advertiser. In 1836, Cleveland was incorporated as a city. In 1840, over 6,000 people lived in the city. In 1843, the Cleveland Medical College was established. In 1847, the first telegraph line was completed and also, the Weddell House Hotel opened. In 1849, the railroad came to the city and the first train arrived. And on the streets, street lights was installed. In 1853, the Cleveland Theater opened.

In 1866, the Cleveland Police Department was established. In 1869, the Cleveland Public Library was established. In 1880, Cleveland Telephone Co. began its service. In 1884, the first electric streetcars was operating in the city. In 1890, a cable car transportation system run in the city. In 1893, Cleveland's unemployment rate increased dramatically and in 1894, riots broke out among the unemployed who condemned city leaders for their ineffective relief measures.

In 1906, the first successful human blood transfusion took place in Cleveland.

Cleveland Collinwood School Fire
In 1908, a fire in the Collinwood school killed 172 students, two teachers and a rescue worker. It was one of the deadliest disasters of its type in the United States. In 1914, the first electric traffic lights in USA was installed in Cleveland. In 1920, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was established. In 1925, the Cleveland airport, now Hopkins International, opened.

The Terminal Tower
In 1930, the Terminal Tower opened.

Elliot Ness
In 1935, the American Prohibition agent Elliot Ness became the Safety Director of Cleveland. Elliot Ness was a famous leader of the legendary team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables. The team had a serious impact on the gangster Al Capone's operations which led to Capone's downfall.

In 1966, race riots in the African American community of Hough in Cleveland took place and 4 people were killed and 30 people were critically injured. 275 people were arrested and over 240 fires were reported. People now fled the area and so did the jobs. Nearly 900,000 people lived in the city in 1966.

In 1991, the Key Tower was completed. In 1994, the Gateway Sports Complex opened. In 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened. In 2011, the Cleveland Strangler, Anthony Sowell, was convicted of murdering eleven women. In 2013, the Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center opened.

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