The City of Olmsted Falls is a picturesque and historic suburban community. The area was first settled in 1814 and was first known as Kingston, then Lenox. In 1829, the community agreed to name itself after Charles Olmstead in exchange for his library, said to be the first west of the Alleghenies. In the course of time the “A” was dropped from the name and this area was known as Olmsted Township. A gristmill and sawmill were built at the falls of the west branch of the Rocky River in the 1820’s and a settlement soon formed. A town named Norris Falls was created at the center of the township in 1843, but in 1845 was renamed Olmsted Falls.
The city has robust recreational, residential and business communities.
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