Introduction to Cleveland, Texas
The city of Cleveland was named after the cotton broker, W.D. Cleveland who donated 63 acres to the Houston East & West Texas Railway for the construction of a stop. In return, he wanted the settlement named after him. Cleveland presently occupies the area where the Union Pacific line meets the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line. The community was once a prominent lumber shipping center. It is interesting to note that the citizens of Cleveland did not pay taxes until 1947. In recent years, the city has adopted a council-manager structure of government.
Cleveland and Nearby Attractions
- Texas Prison Museum
- Battleship Texas State Historical Site
- Lake Houston State Park
- Double Lake Recreation Area
- Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Things To Do In Cleveland
A livery stable, cabins, a blacksmith shop, and a railroad depot can be seen at the living museum at Heritage Village. The Battleship Texas State Historical Site, which is also close to the city, has a 1912 battleship that was used during both World Wars. The nearby Texas Prison Museum showcases exhibits related to capital punishment and prison contraband, and artwork of the inmates is also displayed. The 4,919-acre Lake Houston State Park has arrangements for camping, horseback riding, biking, and hiking.
The closest major airport is George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Cleveland Higher Education
Sam Houston State University, San Jacinto College - North Campus, and South Texas College of Law are some of the colleges near Cleveland.