Shaker Heights,city (1990 pop. 30,831), Cuyahoga co., NE Ohio, a residential suburb of Cleveland; inc. 1912. Founded (1905) as a suburban development by Cleveland businessmen Oris and Mantis Van Sweringen, it takes its name from a Shaker community that once existed there (1822–89). It is a city of imposing houses, squares, and wide boulevards, part of "the Heights" area, which also includes the cities of Beachwood, Cleveland Heights, South Euclid, and University Heights. A museum documenting the ShakersShakers,
popular name for members of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, also called the Millennial Church. Members of the movement, who received their name from the trembling produced by religious emotion, were also known as Alethians.
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