Introduction to Kirtland, Ohio
The area of present day Kirtland, was originally surveyed by Moses Cleaveland and his team in 1796. It was named in honor of Turhand Kirtland who played an important role in the Revolutionary War. Not only was he important in the Connecticut Land Company, but he also displayed great fairness in his dealings with the Native Americans. Kirtland was settled much later than its surrounding townships, because of its clay soiled and hilly land, which was unsuitable for agriculture. European settlers arrived around 1811.
Kirtland and Nearby Attractions
- Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
- James A. Garfield National Historic Site
- Euclid Creek Reservation
- Holden Arboretum
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
- Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
Things To Do In Kirtland
Museums near Kirtland display artifacts related to the history of the area. Some of the museums in the area include the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse, the African American Museum, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Parks near Kirtland include Euclid Creek Reservation, Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park, and South Chagrin Reservation. Cleveland Metroparks provide opportunities for picnicking and fishing, and it also houses a zoo. The Holden Arboretum, situated in Kirtland, is one of the largest botanical gardens and arboretums in the US. It has around 9,400 types of woody plants.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is a major airport near Kirtland.
Kirtland Higher Education
The local college is Lakeland Community College. John Carroll University, Cleveland State University, and Baldwin - Wallace College are situated nearby.