Introduction to Independence, Ohio
The city is either named for Independence Day or for the settlers desire to be independent of Cleveland. Cuyahoga County, in which the city is located, was originally inhabited by Native American Indians. In January, 1803, when Ohio was granted statehood, the most difficult problem it faced was forming new counties. On June 7th, 1808, Cuyahoga County was formed from Geauga County, but it was only in 1810 that Cuyahoga became independent of Geauga.
Independence and Nearby Attractions
- African American Museum
- Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
- Bedford Reservation
- Akron Zoo
- Holden Arboretum
- Alpine Valley
Things To Do In Independence
The African American Museum, the Akron Art Museum and the International Women's Air & Space Museum are some of the museums in the area. Historic sites nearby include the Glamorgan Castle, James A. Garfield National Historic Site, the Mabel Hartzell Home and Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. There are many parks in the area like Bedford Reservation, Big Creek Reservation, Brecksville Reservation and Brookside Park. Other attractions near Independence include the Akron Zoo, Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum.
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Independence Higher Education
Baldwin-Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Art are some of the colleges located nearby.