Introduction to Willoughby, Ohio
Willoughby, Ohio, in Lake county, is 3 miles SW of Mentor, Ohio and 17 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. Part of the surrounding Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metro area, Willoughby is home to some 22,621 residents.
The first permanent settler in this area was a man named David Abbot. He and his family developed good relations with the local tribe of Erie Indians. These Indians lived along the bank of a river that they called Sha-ga-rin which meant "clear water." This river went on to be renamed as Chagrin River. The area was named Willoughby after Dr. Westel Willoughby, a public health official whom the founders of the local medical college wanted to attract to the area.
Willoughby and nearby Attractions
- Lost Nation Municipal Golf Course
- Sunset Park
- Chagrin River Park
- Sequoia Golf Course
- Holden Arboretum
Things To Do In Willoughby
The city offers a host of recreational facilities which include a number of parks and camping areas. The city is home to a ski club and a local municipal golf club, which has, in addition to an 18-hole golf course, a full service pro-shop as well as a snack bar.
The Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport offers full services.
Willoughby Higher Education
Lakeland Community College is nearby, while John Carroll University and Case Western Reserve University are just short distances away.