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The county was formed as Cleveland County in 1841 from parts of Lincoln County and Rutherford County. It was named for Benjamin Cleaveland, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who took part in the Battle of King’s Mountain. The present spelling was adopted in 1887. Source Wikipedia

Cleveland County NCGenweb site

Broad River Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2261
Shelby, NC 28151-2261

Cleveland County Historical Association
P.O. Box 1335
Shelby, NC 28150

Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County
P.O. Box 938
Forest City, NC 28043
(covers Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, and Rutherford Counties in NC, also few SC counties)

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Cleveland County Courthouse
PO Box 1210
County Courthouse
Shelby, NC 28151

Census

1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Cleveland County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Cleveland County, NC Query Forum

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Cities and towns of Cleveland County:

Belwood
Boiling Springs
Casar
Cleveland Springs
Delight
Doran
Double Shoals
Earl
Fallston
Grover
Kings Mountain
Kingstown
Lattimore
Lawndale
Mooresboro
New House
Patterson Springs
Polkville
Shelby (County Seat)
Swainsville
Toluca
Waco

News related to Cleveland County, NC

“”cleveland county” nc” – Google News

‘Most dangerous human being in Cleveland County’ charged in June slaying – WSOC Charlotte

‘Most dangerous human being in Cleveland County’ charged in June slaying  WSOC Charlotte

A teenager who was already in the Cleveland County Jail has been tied to a murder from earlier this summer.




What Cleveland County wants – Shelby Star

What Cleveland County wants  Shelby Star

The Star recently asked its readers what they would like to see come to Cleveland County.There were no categories.No limits.We received more than 500 …




BELK CARJACKING: ‘They had guns’: 64-year-old woman carjacked outside Shelby mall – WSOC Charlotte

BELK CARJACKING: ‘They had guns’: 64-year-old woman carjacked outside Shelby mall  WSOC Charlotte

CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. – Police have arrested two men after a 64-year-old woman ran into a Shelby mall Tuesday afternoon saying she was carjacked at …




Others could face charges in Shelby teens death – Shelby Star

Others could face charges in Shelby teens death  Shelby Star

Malik Treshawn Jones may be just 16, but he’s already considered a danger to society if you ask prosecutors in Cleveland County.Charged with possessing …




Cleveland County to Clear the Shelter – Shelby Star

Cleveland County to Clear the Shelter  Shelby Star

Dogs and cats will be available for adoption at a discount this weekend.Cleveland County Animal Control will participate in the national Clear the Shelter Day …




Providing school supplies for Cleveland County children – Shelby Star

Providing school supplies for Cleveland County children  Shelby Star

Each August, hundreds of children in Cleveland County schools begin the year without backpacks, notebooks or other supplies.Teachers are often faced with …


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