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Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio, is part of the "Western Reserve."

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Congress Grants Connecticut the Western Reserve
This land stretched west from Connecticut to northeastern Ohio. Congress granted Connecticut a portion of its claim in 1786, and in 1792, Connecticut gave 500,000 acres of that land to citizens whose homes were burned during the American Revolution. In 1795 the Connecticut Land Company bought the remaining land in order to resell it and Cleveland was established in 1796 as the first permanent settlement in the reserve. In 1800, Connecticut and the United States agreed to make the Western Reserve part of the Ohio Territory.
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