The history of the telephone exchange names in Cleveland, as in most significant United States cities, can be divided into three periods:
At this time, I have no information about the Cleveland exchanges in the pre-dial period or the early dial period, and only limited information about the late dial period, mostly derived from one directory (and some of the listings in that directory are not clearly readable), so the data on this site are very limited and incomplete. To access this information click here.
It does appear, from examination of the exchange names that I
have, that Cleveland, like Pittsburgh, Pa.,
adopted a policy, when the late dial period started, of mostly using 1 as an
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Last modified September 16, 2015.