In 1797, The First Wedding Was Held In Cleveland… Before Ohio Was Even A State

Cleveland is a city full of romance. In addition to hosting all sorts of gorgeous date night destinations, romance is woven into the city’s identity… literally! The first permanent American settlers to arrive in Cleveland unknowingly brought with them a romance that unfolded in their cozy little cabin on the Cuyahoga River. The first wedding in Cleveland took place mere weeks after the first settlers arrived. Check it out:

Editor’s Note: While the history of this site is still worth checking out, the Lorenzo Carter cabin was demolished in 2021. Fortunately, these photos preserve its memory. You can also always check out the site where Lorenzo Carter first landed for more local history!

So there you have it! The first wedding in Cleveland took place in the first permanent settlement in Cleveland… and history has all but forgotten about it. Have you ever heard of this story? Did you craft your own love story here in Cleveland? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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