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Page Contents for Cleveland, Ohio

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Weather & Climate


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

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Statistics & Facts

The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of Cleveland is approximately 478,403 (2000), 396815 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 224,311 (1990), 167490 (2010).
The amount of land area in Cleveland is 199.492 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Cleveland is 76 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 13.112 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cleveland to Washington DC is 311 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is 125 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cleveland is positioned 41.47 degrees north of the equator and 81.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Cleveland elevation is 600-1,100 feet above sea level.
Cleveland average annual precipitation is 36.6 inches peryear.


in northeastern Ohio on the shore of Lake Erie
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on the Appalachian Plateau in the eastern part of the Cleveland metropolitan area at an elevation of about 330 m (about 1,100 ft), while the western part sits upon the Lake Plain and associated terraces at about 180 m (about 600 ft). The eastern area's higher elevation results in significantly greater snowfalls in winter.
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seasonal. The proximity to Lake Erie helps the climate become more moderate than other cities at this same latitude. The winters are a little milder and the summers a little cooler. The winters are still cold and snowy. Spring is usually short with a humid, warm summer. September through November is usually a nice time of year in the fall with crisp sunny days.
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moderate. Here is a phone number for both the time and the current weather in Cleveland: 216 931-1212
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History & History Related Items

Cleveland had its beginnings in 1796 when Moses Cleaveland, a surveyor, picked his townsite on the shore of Lake Erie. Only three members of his group agreed to stay since most were ill with Malaria. Growth was slow until the 1820's when a new canal was built. The Ohio and Erie Canal was completed in 1832. The northern end was Cleveland, which had more than doubled its population by that time. The name of Cleaveland was shortened to Cleveland when the local newspaper, The Cleveland Gazette and Commercial Register, had to shorten its masthead by one letter to make it fit. The editor chose to leave out the "a" in Cleaveland.

During the Civil War times, Cleveland was an important part of the underground railroad. The port on Lake Erie was important for those slaves seeking to go into Canada for freedom. Also after the completion of the canal, the first groups of immigrants came to the Cleveland area. Much growth occurred after the Civil war was over. Many large industrialists settled into the area, such as: Jephtha Wade with the telegraph company which later became Western Union, Charles Brush who invented the carbon arc lamp that was used to light the city street lamps, Sam Mather in steel and shipping, Mark Hanna, also a steel and shipping man, but a politician too. John D. Rockefeller, the world's first billionaire, was a part of Cleveland's history with his fortune in Standard Oil Co.

In recent years, the population has declined some as people have moved to the expanding suburbs of big cities all over the nation. Cleveland has risen to the challenge and created new jobs and new enterprises to attract others to come to the area. There are over 19,000 acres of metropolitan parks, rivers, streams and lake.
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Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: (216) 694-2000

City of Cleveland Greenhouse, Rockefeller Park
750 E. 88th St.
Cleveland, OH
Phone: 216-664-3103

International Women's Air & Space Museum
Burke Lakefront Airport, Room 165
1501 North Marginal Road
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-623-1111
Fax: 216-623-1113

Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH
Phone: 216-721-1600

Children's Museum
10730 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH
PHone: 216-791-5437
This museum offers a hands-on experience for children of all ages.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Brookside Park Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44109-3132
Phone: 216-661-6500
More than 3,100 mammals, birds and fish may be seen in this zoo, many seen in simulated natural habitats. Some features are an Africa area with moat and walk-through aviary, Wolf Wilderness, an underwater world of sharks, Australasia and an Outback Railroad tour. See the Birds of Prey, the Public Greenhouse and the Rain Forest.

National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame
605 East 222nd Street
Cleveland, Ohio
Phone: 216-261-FAME
Toll-free: 866-66POLKA

The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-421-7340
Overlooking Wade Park and seasonal flower displays, come see over 34,000 works of art! Some artists featured are: El Greco, Rembrandt, Goya, Lucientes, Turner, Monet, Renoir, vanGogh and Picasso.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-231-4600
Toll-free: 800-327-9155
See changing exhibits, live animals, indoor gardens, The Reinberger Hall of Earth and Planetary Exploration, the Jeptha Homer Wade II Gem Room, planetarium, observatory, dinosaurs, ancient fish and more. "Lucy," one of the oldest known fossils of humanity, may be seen here.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1 Key Plaza
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-781-7625
Toll-free: 800 493-7655
Visit this Museum dedicated to the heritage of Rock and Roll. See films, music andinteractive displays.

The Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd.
University Circle
Cleveland, OH
Phone: 216-721-5722
Visit these two early 1900's Italian Renaissance style mansions. Changing exhibitions as well as an auto-aviation collection may be seen, along with other historical items and a library.

Everything Cleveland

More Information about Cleveland on Cleveland Ohio - USA.

Cleveland Cultural Gardens
East Boulevard from St. Clair to Superior
Rockefeller Park
Cleveland, Ohio 44108
Phone: 216-664-3534

The Cleveland Orchestra - "The Best Band in the Land."

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
A new addition to the National Park System.
Canal Visitor's Center Phone/TDD: 216-524-1497
15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

The Cleveland Indians
Professional Baseball

The Cleveland Cavaliers
Professional Basketball

The Cleveland Browns
Professional Football
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Cleveland City Government

The Official Greater Cleveland World Wide Web Site

Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114-1015
Phone: 216-664-2000


Cuyahoga County Information
1255 Euclid Ave Fl 4
Cleveland, OH 44115-1807
Phone: 216-443-8000

Cuyahoga County Clerk Of Court
1200 Ontario St
Cleveland, OH 44113-1604
Phone: 216-443-7950

Cleveland Historical Events

First African-American mayor of a Major U.S. City

Superman character was invented here

First Electric Traffic signal

First Electric Street Lighting

First free home mail delivery

Cleveland Chamber

Greater Cleveland Growth Assoc.
200 Tower City Center
50 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-621-3300

Cleveland Organizations

Greater Cleveland Growth Assoc.
200 Tower City Center
50 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-621-3300

Cleveland Libraries

Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44ll4
Phone: (216) 623-2800

Cleveland Schools


Cuyahoga Community College

Cleveland State University

Case Western Reserve University
Graduate School

Oberlin College Cleveland


The population of Cleveland was:
1990 - 505,616
2000 - 478,403
2002 - 500,000

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