Strongsville is located in the state of Ohio and a city in Cuyahoga County, and a suburb of Cleveland. The city was referred to as the “Crossroads of the Nation” which originated from the Baltimore and Ohio Road which intersects in the city with the Southwestern Electric Line which connects Cleveland and Wooster, Ohio. When the railroad operation ended its operation, the city reflected in its seal the motto and the modern-day intersection 71 and the Ohio Turnpike. Strongsville first settlers arrived in the newly purchased Connecticut Western Reserve. The city’s name was taken after John Stoughton Strong, the group's leader. There were numerous streets within the city limits that were named after the principal, landowners, and famous personalities all throughout Strongsville's history. During the middle of the 19th century, Homestead, or the present Pomeroy House, used to be a stop for the underground railroad. The owner of Alan Pomeroy kept the runaway slaves hidden within his property. The runaway slaves were then taken from his property to boats on Rocky River for passage going to Canada.
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