Cuyahoga Falls is located in the northeastern part of the state of Ohio and a city in Summit County and is on the northeast part of Akron along the Cuyahoga River. The name of the town was suggested to mean "crooked water," as it was the name that the Iroquois Indians gave to the river. In 1797, the surveyors who were mapping the Western Reserve platted the area where the present-day Cuyahoga Falls stands, and soon after, the settlers of the city followed. The settlement in the area was founded along the Cuyahoga River in 1812 by William Wetmore and the series of dams and mills to harness the river's falls were established. In 1828, the name of the town was changed to Cuyahoga Falls to avoid confusion with another Manchester that is located in Ohio.
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