Cuyahoga County

The county is named after the Iroquoian word Cuyahoga, which means ‘crooked river’. The name is also assigned to the Cuyahoga River, which bisects the county.

Former U.S. President James A. Garfield was born in what was Cuyahoga County’s Orange Township.

Cuyahoga County is served by the Cleveland Metroparks system. Its 16 reservations provide more than 21,000 acres of green space and recreational amenities. The county is home to part of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which extends southward into Summit County.

Cuyahoga County is home to Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall, Cleveland Museum of Art, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Museum Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Beachwood, International Women Air & Space Museum Cleveland.

 

FAMOUS CLEVELANDERS

Anne Heche – Actress

Archibald Willard – Artist, painted “Spirit of ’76”

Arsenio Hall – Comedian/Actor – The first African American host of a nationally televised late night talk show

Ben Curtis – Graduate of Kent State University and the 2003 PGA British Open Champion

Bob Hope – Actor/Comedian – Winner of 5 Special and Honorary Oscars

Cy Young – Baseball player

Dan O’Shannon – Writer and Co-Executive Producer, Modern Family

Debra Winger – Actress

Don King – Boxing promoter

Don Shula – Football coach

Dorothy Dandridge – Actress – First African American woman to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress

Drew Carey – Creator/producer and star of ABC-TV’s “The Drew Carey Show” and host of “The Price is Right”

George Steinbrenner III – Former owner, NY Yankees

Halle Berry – Actress/producer – the first African American actress to win the Oscar for Best Actress

Henry Mancini – Composer of “Moon River,” “The Pink Panther” and many more memorable melodies. Winner of 20 Grammys and four Oscars

Henry Sherwin – Founder, Sherwin Williams

James A Garfield – 20th US President

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – Creators of Superman

Jesse Owens – Olympic track star

Joe Walsh – Singer, songwriter, guitarist and member of the “James Gang” and the “Eagles”

John D. Rockefeller – Standard Oil founder

Kid Cudi – Hip-hop recording artist

Langston Hughes – Poet

Michael Symon – Famed restaurateur, Iron Chef on Food Network, and host of ABC’s “The Chew”

Molly Shannon – Actress and cast alumni of Saturday Night Live

Nine Inch Nails – Rock band

Patricia Heaton – Actress

Paul Newman – Actor, director, race car driver and Oscar Winner for Best Actor

Phil Donahue – Talk show host and winner of 19 Daytime Emmys

Sammy Kaye – Band leader – Kaye had more than 100 hit records from 1937-1953

The O’Jays (Eddie Levert & Walter Williams) – Popular R&B group

Tim Conway – Comedian/actor

Tom Wilson – Cartoonist, Ziggy

Toni Morrison – Winner of 1993 Nobel Prize for literature

Traci Chapman – Singer/songwriter

Tris Speaker – Baseball player

Vernon Stouffer – Founder, Stouffer Foods

 

Cities

  • Bay Village
  • Beachwood
  • Bedford
  • Bedford Heights
  • Berea
  • Brecksville
  • Broadview Heights
  • Brook Park
  • Brooklyn
  • Cleveland (county seat)
  • Cleveland Heights
  • East Cleveland
  • Euclid
  • Fairview Park
  • Garfield Heights
  • Highland Heights
  • Independence
  • Lakewood
  • Lyndhurst
  • Maple Heights
  • Mayfield Heights
  • Middleburg Heights
  • North Olmsted
  • North Royalton
  • Olmsted Falls
  • Parma
  • Parma Heights
  • Pepper Pike
  • Richmond Heights
  • Rocky River
  • Seven Hills
  • Shaker Heights
  • Solon
  • South Euclid
  • Strongsville
  • University Heights
  • Warrensville Heights
  • Westlake

Villages

  • Bentleyville
  • Bratenahl
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Chagrin Falls
  • Cuyahoga Heights
  • Gates Mills
  • Glenwillow
  • Highland Hills
  • Hunting Valley
  • Linndale
  • Mayfield
  • Moreland Hills
  • Newburgh Heights
  • North Randall
  • Oakwood
  • Orange
  • Valley View
  • Walton Hills
  • Woodmere

Townships

  • Chagrin Falls Township
  • Olmsted Township

 

(courtesy wikipedia and cleveland.com and thisiscleveland.com)