If you're looking for a charming, historic town to visit in Ohio, look no further than Kirtland. This picturesque community is located on the shores of Lake Erie and is home to some of the state's most impressive architecture. You'll love exploring Kirtland's many shops and restaurants. So if you're looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, be sure to check out Kirtland, Ohio. Learn more here.


Kirtland, Ohio, is where my husband and I enjoy visiting. It's nestled in the center of northeast Ohio, about 30 miles east of Cleveland. The town was founded by members of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints (LDS) in 1831. Kirtland served as the headquarters for this church until 1837 when they moved west to Missouri due to persecution from other settlers who were afraid that Mormons would take over their community. They headed out west again, finally settling in Salt Lake City, Utah. Learn more about Painesville, Ohio: A Wonderful Place to Live.

Today, Kirtland is a small quiet town with a population under 8000 people--a stark contrast to nearby metropolitans like Cleveland and Akron, each home to over 400,000 people. Kirtland residents appear to be mostly white and fairly well-off financially compared to surrounding communities in Lake County, Ohio