Introduction to Euclid, Ohio
Euclid, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 10 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. It's situated along Lake Erie and is regarded as a suburb of Cleveland. The city was named after a Greek mathematician. The scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park is nearby.
David Dille, a lieutenant during the Revolutionary War, was the founder of Euclid. In the early days, it was primarily a farming community with wheat and table grapes being important. Ship building, saltworks, grist mills and saw mills were significant factors for the economy. Near the end of the 19th century, the quarrying of bluestone was successful for several companies. In 1903 Euclid officially became a city. Industries were flourishing during World War II.
- National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame.
- Softball Hall of Fame.
- Shore Cultural Center is used for a variety of events including concerts and plays.
- Albert W. Henn Mansion is a picturesque brick English Tudor Revival house and is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
- C.E. Orr Ice Arena.
Euclid Beach Park is a popular destination for recreational activities. There are several beach areas along Lake Erie. Briardale Greens Golf Course is popular with golfing enthusiasts. The Lake Erie Circle Tour can be done by driving or taking a boat tour. It travels through the working waterfront areas, scenic locations and historic areas. Nearby Cleveland offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park features the Cuyahoga River and is popular for bicycle riding and hiking. The Ohio & Erie Canal Tow-Path Trail is a major path in the park. The scenic landscape includes rolling hills, waterfalls and steep narrow ravines. The park has an abundance of wildlife. The park also offers outdoor concerts and art exhibits. Special event railroad tours are provided by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
Euclid Higher Education
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Ursuline College and Cleveland Institute of Music are close by.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is nearby.