Euclid is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area, and borders Cleveland. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 48,920. In 2009, Euclid celebrated its bicentennial. The city was named after Euclid, the Greek mathematician. According to the United States Census Bureau, Euclid has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30km2), of which 10.7 square miles (28km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3km2), or 7.43%, is water. It is directly on Lake Erie, so it contains an area of beach front along its north edge.
Euclid is the site of the 1926 case Euclid v. Ambler. The case opened the doors for municipalities across the United States to establish zoning ordinances.
Euclid is home to the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame.
Euclid is the home of Euclid High School, one of 5 schools in Ohio to split its school up via the Knowledgeworks Foundation grant. However, the program ended in 2009 due to low test score improvement and rising costs.
Euclid is home to the Euclid Pony Baseball League, founded in 1951.
Euclid is the city where Charles F. Brush created the Arc Lamp in 1876
Euclid is the home to both the main plant and corporate headquarters of the Lincoln Electric Company, Located on St. Clair Avenue.
Euclid is home to the annual CABA High School World Series baseball tournament. Past notable tournament players include Alex Rodriguez and Jeffrey Hammonds.
Euclid is home of the Softball Hall of Fame.
Euclid is home to sports personality and former National Football League player Mike Adamle. He is best known as the co-host of the cult-favorite American Gladiators series for seven years.
Euclid Beach Park was originally part of Euclid Township, until the boundaries were redrawn in the early 1900s.
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech was partly set in Euclid.
Euclid was home to two government owned housing projects, East 200th Street and Briardale. Both were torn down due to the federal government's failure to maintain the properties. Briardale now serves as the Municipal Golf Course, called Briardale Greens.
Euclid was the home town of new wave science fiction author Roger Zelazny.
The cordless telephone was invented in Euclid by George Sweigert in 1969.
Euclid houses the Euclid Public Library, ranked 3rd in the nation in the 50,000 population category in 2007, and has been recognized in the Top Ten of the HAPLER Public library Ratings.
The 1987 Michael J. Fox movie Light of Day was partially filmed here. The opening scene pans the area from a helicopter.
Euclid was the home to northern Ohio's first commercial UHF television station in 1968, WKBF Channel 61, then a Kaiser owned station located on St.Clair Avenue.
Euclid was the original location to the corporate headquarters of Reliance Electric, Thompson Products (TRW), and Addressograph-Mulitgraph.
In June 2011, Lincoln Electric installed a 2.5 Megawatt wind turbine. At 443 feet, it is the largest in Ohio and one of the largest in North America.
Home to the famed Euclid Road Machinery Company, a branch of Euclid Crane and Hoist Company. Founded by George A. Armington and his 5 sons. Taken over by General Motors, before the United States determined it to be a monopoly. In its time, it was one of the most valuable companies in Euclid and the name was known world-wide, among the earth moving and heavy equipment community.
As of October, 2001, Euclid is once again home to Guinness World Record Holder Perry R. Prine who on March 27, 1998 broke the Guinness Record for most bullseyes thrown (with darts) in a 10 hour period. He hit 1,432. Perry first resided in Euclid between 1979-1986.