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Olmsted Falls
Cuyahoga County, Ohio


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The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of Olmsted Falls is approximately 6,741 (1990), 9024 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,514 (1990), 3684 (2010).
The amount of land area in Olmsted Falls is 10.686 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Olmsted Falls to Washington DC is 317 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is 112 miles. (as the crow flies)
Olmsted Falls is positioned 41.36 degrees north of the equator and 81.90 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

In 1814, this area was known as Kingston and later as Lenox. By 1829, the name was again changed after Charles Olmstead who donated a library to the town - the first library west of the Alleghenies at that time. Eventually, the "a" was dropped from the name and the area was known as Olmsted Township. After a gristmill and sawmill were built at the falls, a settlement named Norris Falls was created in 1843. It was renamed Olmsted Falls in 1845. When the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad came through in 1849, the community began to prosper and grow. It was incorporated just eight years later. After the Civil War era, growth slowed down and remained so under after World War II. In 1971, the Village of Olmsted and the Village of Westview merged to become the City of Olmsted Falls in 1972.
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