Rocky River, Ohio, was originally part of a large township that encompassed Lakewood, Rocky River, Fairview Park, and the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland. Gideon Granger, an early settler to the region, believed that this area at the mouth of the Rocky River would one day be a major city and port, surpassing Cleveland in size and importance. Happily, Granger's vision did not come true. Rocky River continues to remain a small town in every good sense of the word. The early history and development of Rocky River unfold through the images collected in this volume. This visual history serves as a tour guide to the town's past, from its beginning through to the present day. For the first time readers will see the history of Rocky River, its most notable landmarks and events, and be able to relate it all to the town they know today.