Cleveland Heights, Ohio

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Cleveland Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, a suburb of Cleveland. The city's population was 49,958 at the 2000 census. In 2006 the population was estimated at 47,097.[3]

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Geography

Cleveland Heights is located at 41°30′35″N 81°33′48″W / 41.50972°N 81.56333°W / 41.50972; -81.56333 (41.509652, -81.563301).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21.0 km²), of which, 8.1 square miles (21.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.25%) is water. Cleveland Heights is mostly drained by the Dugway Brook Watershed.

History

The area that is now Cleveland Heights was settled by Euro-American farmers later than most of Cuyahoga County. The first road through what is today the city, Mayfield Road, was not build until 1828. Besides farms the area also had quarries in the 19th century.

One of the early quaries was established by Duncan McFarland that mined bluestone. This lead to the settlement that grew up around the quarry for the works to live in to be referred to as Bluestone. There is still a road of this name in that area.

John D. Rockefeller arrived in what is today Cleveland Heights in 1873. He had a large estate of 700 acres (2.8 km2) and in 1938 donated the land of what is now Forest Hill Park that straddles the boundaries of Cleveland Heights and East Cleveland. There had been quarries within what is today Forest Hill Park previous to Rockefeller donating it to the city.

Rockefeller was not the only affluent Clevelander to come to what is now Cleveland Heights. The Euclid Heights development was created by Patrick Calhoun starting in 1892. It was centered around the Euclid Golf Course and began at the Cleveland City line, covering the area between Mayfield Road and Cedar Road as far east as Coventry Road. There was a street-car line from this location running into the center of Cleveland's business district.

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