Introduction to Willowick, Ohio
Willowick, Ohio, in Lake county, is 4 miles NE of Euclid, Ohio (center to center) and 14 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. Willowick has a population of 14,361.
General Moses Cleaveland first surveyed this area in the year 1796. Native American tribes, including the Erie, Chippewa, Delaware, Wyandotte, Ottawa, Seneca, and Shawnee people, were the original inhabitants of this region. The area now known as Willowick was used as hunting and fishing grounds by these Indians. The city's name is a combination of two neighboring cities, Willoughby and Wickliffe. Under tragic circumstances, the G.P. Griffith’steamship, with approximately 320 people aboard, was burned on the 17th of June, 1850.
Willowick and nearby Attractions
- James A. Garfield National Historic Site
- Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
- Cleveland Museum of Art
- Bethel Lutheran Church
- Cleveland Botanical Garden
- Manry Park
Things To Do In Willowick
Willowick offers one the opportunity to visit many historic sites and museums nearby. Among these are the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and home of the 20th President of the United States which is now the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. The city has old-world churches such as the Bethel Lutheran Church, the Erieside Church, the First Baptist Church of Willowick, and the Shoregate Church. One can also plan a day trip to any of the parks in the city or visit the nearby Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum. The Shoregate Shopping Center offers excellent entertainment facilities.
Air transportation is available from the Cuyahoga County Airport.
Willowick Higher Education
Higher educational institutes nearby are Lakeland Community College, John Carroll University, and Case Western Reserve University.