Cleveland's annexation growth through land annexations

Cleveland's population growth in the 19th and 20th centuries came not only from people moving to the city but also through the increase of Cleveland's size of land.

Play the timeline to see the land that's known as the City of Cleveland grow through 1930.

Additional annexations after 1930 will be added. Learn more about my efforts to digitize Cleveland's annexations and view the dataset for Cleveland's annexation boundaries on github
Alt-text for this would be that cleveland started a small area of just a few blocks wide, within downtown cleveland, north of the river in 1814; Through 1845, additional land including the Scranton Peninsula, and expanded east, north of the river to east 22nd. By 1855, Cleveland doubled in size, including parts of Ohio City, west to west 45th; and east to 55th as far south as 490. Through the 1880s, Cleveland expanded more on the east side, growing east to roughly east 102nd; university circle, and the wade park area north to superior; as far south as Slavic Village, and the west side as far south as Storer Avenue, but only to west 65th.. The 1890s: brought as far west to west 117th, (edgewater and cuddel neighborhoods) and south of present-day Brooklyn Centre neighborhoods. 1910s had more expansion including Glenville, Little Italy, buckeye, union-miles neighborhood the most of Old Brooklyn, and as far west as 117th all the south to Linndale.