Introduction to Painesville, Ohio
Painesville, Ohio, in Lake county, is 6 miles NE of Mentor, Ohio (center to center) and 28 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is part of the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
In 1805 the place was platted under the name of "Champion" after General Henry Champion. However, the name was changed to "Painesville" in honor of General Edward Paine. He was among the first settlers in this region having arrived here around 1800. Painesville was officially incorporated in the year 1832.
Painesville and Nearby Attractions
- Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Hall
- South Hall
- Lake County Jail
- Mount Olive Baptist Church
- Victoria Place Park
- Aquarium Fantasy
Things To Do In Painesville
One can learn about the rich historical and cultural heritage of the city by paying a visit to the various memorial halls and public libraries. Among the places worth visiting are the Painesville Industrial Park, South Hall, Ritter Hall, Avery Hall, Painesville City Hall, Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Hall, Bentley Building, Lake County Jail and Murray Library. Painesville offers a number of beautiful churches and cemeteries that are worth visiting. The banks of the Red Creek are also popular tourist haunts. The Victoria Place Park and the Aquarium Fantasy are fun locations to take children to. Also, the New Market Mall Shopping Center offers entertainment opportunities for both adults and children.
Cuyahoga County Airport provides air transportation to residents of the city.
Painesville Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are available at Lake Erie College. Other institutes nearby are Lakeland Community College, Carroll University and Case Western Reserve University.