It's a phrase you hear often around Northeast Ohio, but what exactly is the "Western Reserve"?
Long before Ohio became a state in 1804, the northeast corner of the state belonged to the state of Connecticut. They called this territory their "Western Reserve" and the name as well as New England architecture, town squares, and customs can still be found throughout the area.
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(Map of the Western Reserve © Kmusser/cc license)