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  2. History of Cleveland - Wikipedia

    The written history of Cleveland began with the city's founding by General Moses Cleaveland of the Connecticut Land Company on July 22, 1796. Its central location on the southern shore of Lake Erie and the mouth of the Cuyahoga River allowed it to become a major center for Great Lakes trade in northern Ohio in the early 19th century.

  3. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History - Wikipedia

    The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History is a historical reference work covering Greater Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio community. It was the first modern study of an American city published in encyclopedia format. [1] It had two print editions (1987 and 1996) before moving online, becoming the first encyclopedia of a major American city on the ...

  4. Bibliography of Cleveland - Wikipedia

    A History of Cleveland, Ohio: Biographical. Vol. 2 (SJ Clarke Publishing Company, 1910). online; Edward Hungerford (1913), "Sixth City", The Personality of American Cities, New York: McBride, Nast & Company; Elroy McKendree Avery (1918). A History of Cleveland and Its Environs: the Heart of New Connecticut. 3 volumes. Chicago, IL: Lewis ...

  5. Timeline of Cleveland - Wikipedia

    1800 – Trumbull County created, encompassing Cleveland. 1803 – Ohio becomes the 17th State admitted to the Union. 1805 – Geauga County created, encompassing Cleveland. 1808 – Lorenzo Carter builds the Zephyr, the first ship to be launched in Cleveland. 1810 – Cuyahoga County organized; Cleveland selected as county seat.

  6. Ariel Castro kidnappings - Wikipedia

    Ariel Castro. Between 2002 and 2004, Ariel Castro abducted Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus from the roads of Cleveland, Ohio and later held them captive in his home at 2207 Seymour Avenue in the city's Tremont neighborhood. All three girls were imprisoned at Castro's home until 2013, when Berry successfully escaped with her six ...

  7. Moses Cleaveland - Wikipedia

    November 16, 1806. (1806-11-16) (aged 52) Canterbury, Connecticut, U.S. Known for. Founder of Cleveland, Ohio. Signature. Moses Cleaveland (January 29, 1754 – November 16, 1806) was an American lawyer, politician, soldier, and surveyor from Connecticut who founded the city of Cleveland, Ohio, while surveying the Connecticut Western Reserve in ...

  8. Cleveland Public Library - Wikipedia

    The Cleveland Public Library is a public library system in Cleveland, Ohio.Founded in 1869, it had a circulation of 3.5 million items in 2020. It operates the Main Library on Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland, 27 branches throughout the city, a mobile library, a Public Administration Library in City Hall, and the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled.

  9. Western Reserve Historical Society - Wikipedia

    The Western Reserve Historical Society ( WRHS) is a historical society in Cleveland, Ohio. The society operates the Cleveland History Center, a collection of museums in University Circle . The society was founded in 1867, making it the oldest cultural institution in Northeast Ohio. WRHS is focused on the history of the Western Reserve.

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