The city of Bay Village (my hometown!) lies along the Lake Erie shore and is approximately 10 miles west of the city of Cleveland.
The first permanent settlers, the Joseph Cahoon family, arrived and settled in 1810. By 1818, the Cahoons had built a four-bedroom frame house on a grassy hillside above the creek. Joseph called it the most beautiful spot in America. The house stands today as the Rose Hill Museum, filled with Cahoon and other early settlers’ memorabilia.
John Huntington, one of the original partners in the Standard Oil Company, built a summer estate in 1880 on 100 acres of land, now known as Huntington Reservation, part of the Cleveland Metroparks System. The park features the only public beach between Cleveland and Lorain.