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:
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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!
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is - she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
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