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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of Kirtland is approximately 7,251 2005, 6866 2010.
The approximate number of families is 2,138 1990, 2544 2010.
The amount of land area in Kirtland is 42.992 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Kirtland is 17 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.288 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kirtland to Washington DC is 301 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is 143 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kirtland is positioned 41.59 degrees north of the equator and 81.33 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Kirtland elevation is 710 feet above sea level.
Kirtland median income is $ 65,422 2000.
The Kirtland median home price is $ 204,100 2000.


in north-central Ohio near Lake Erie and just south of Mentor. It is about 23 miles east of Cleveland. Other nearby communities include Waite Hill, Kirtland Hills, Willoughby, Chesterland, Gates Mills, Willoughby Hills and Eastlake.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Kirtland.

The Connecticut Land Company was the first "owner" of the land in the Kirtland area. It first became a township and existed as such for many years. It became an official village in 1970 and became a city in 1971 when its population exceeded 5,000 residents.

the town was named after Turhand Kirtland, who was a stockholder and land agent for the Connecticut Land Company in the Western reserve. His lineage traces back to the Kirtlands of Saybrook via Wallingford,CT. Turhand was a Judge, his brother Billious was an eminent physician. Kirtland's Warbler, Kirtlands Garter Snake, etc. are named after him. He was a prominent Ohio physician & naturalist.
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The Old South Church
The congregation established itself here in 1819. It's first chruch burned and the second building was nearly destroyed in a hurricane. This structure was built in 1859 with a belfry added later. It was later used by surveyors as a fixed point to establish property lines in Kirtland.

Kirtland Temple
Originally built in 1836 by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormons. Much of the material came from a local gravel pit. When the Mormons moved west, the temple was used by various groups until purchased by the re-organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a church building.

The Holden Arboretum
9500 Sperry Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Phone: 440.946.4400
Visit this 3,100 acre site for a true living museum of the outdoors - forest, meadows, gardens, mountains, wetlands, bogs and more.
Please call ahead for hours of operation.

The Strawberry Festival
held annually in mid-June
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Kirtland City Government

City of Kirtland
9301 Chillicothe Rd.
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Phone: 440-256-3332
Fax: 440-256-9301

Police Department
Phone: 440 256-3333
Fax: 440 256-0528

Fire Department
Station 1
Phone: 440 256-8979
Station 2:
Phone: 440 256-3737
Fax: 440 256-4707

Kirtland Chamber

Willoughby Area Chamber of Commerce
28 Public Square
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Phone: 440 942-1632
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
6972 Spinach Drive
Mentor, OH 44060
Phone: 440-255-1616
Fax: 440-255-1717

Kirtland Organizations

Willoughby Area Chamber of Commerce
28 Public Square
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Phone: 440 942-1632
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
6972 Spinach Drive
Mentor, OH 44060
Phone: 440-255-1616
Fax: 440-255-1717

Kirtland Libraries

Kirtland Public Library
9258 Chillicothe Rd.
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Phone: 440 256-3747
Fax: 440 256-1372

Kirtland Schools

Kirtland Local Schools
9252 Chillicothe Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Phone: 440-256-3360
Fax: 440-256-3831


Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Phone: 440-953-7000
Toll-free: 800-589-8520 Kirtland


The population of Kirtland was:
1990 - 5,881
2000 - 6,670
2005 - 7,251

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