What city spells their name differently than the person they’re named after?

Answer: Cleveland, OH35

Cleveland is named after its founder, Connecticut surveyor General Moses Cleaveland. But for more than 190 years, there’s been a little piece of him missing: that extra “a.”

The spelling of the city’s name was changed in 1831 by The Cleveland Advertiser, an early city newspaper. In order for the name to fit on the newspaper’s masthead, the first “a” was dropped, reducing the city’s name to Cleveland. When the city incorporated in 1836, they decided to adopt the same spelling as the newspaper, and changed the spelling of Cleveland to what it is today.

Cleveland, officially the City of Cleveland, is a major city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County. It is located along the southern shore of Lake Erie, across the U.S. maritime border with Canada and approximately 60 miles west of the Ohio-Pennsylvania state border

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