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Broadview Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 19,400 at the 2010 census.
Indians occupied the territory that Broadview Heights rests on today until 1811, when the first white man, Seth Paine, settled on the territory. He was sent by Colonel John Breck as a surveyor of the land and was given a compensation of 200 acres (0.81 km2). The land that Colonel Breck surveyed was called Brecksville Township, and today the cities of Broadview Heights, Brecksville, and North Royalton make up the land. The township consisted of 21.28 square miles (55.1 km2), and it was sold for $1.52 an acre.
In 1829, a plank road was constructed from Wallings Corners to the Cleveland city limits. In 1840, there were several gristmills, one cheese factory, four saw mills, one tannery, and three distilleries along Chippewa Creek. Early telephone service was handled through a manual switchboard at the Harris home.