Cuyahoga Falls is a city located in Summit County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 49,374. It is currently the second largest city in Summit County, Ohio. Founded in 1812 by William Wetmore, the city was originally named Manchester. Cuyahoga Falls is named after the Cuyahoga River (which flows into Lake Erie) and the series of falls that run through the middle of the city.
Cuyahoga Falls borders Akron to the south and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to the northwest.
Cuyahoga Falls has a mention in a popular song, "My City Was Gone", by the rock band The Pretenders (lead singer Chrissie Hynde is an Akron, Ohio native). The lyrics are: "The farms of Ohio, had been replaced by shopping malls; and muzak filled the air, from Seneca to Cuyahoga Falls"
Web Sites and Links
Cuyahoga Falls DemographicsA detailed report compiled from 1990 census data that includes population, housing, economic and educational information.
Cuyahoga Falls News-PressA weekly publication providing local news, sports, and community information.
Cuyahoga FallsThe official site of the city includes news, contacts, departments and services.
Cuyahoga Falls - Parks & Recreation DepartmentProvides detailed information about the facilities, programs. calendar of events, and employment opportunities.
Cuyahoga Falls Fire DepartmentProvides profile of department, list of stations, statistics, apparatus and safety programs.
Cuyahoga Falls Police DepartmentIncludes information on community programs, publications and registered sex offenders.
Cuyahoga Falls HistoryHistory of the town with pictures, information, places, and records.