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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

Cleveland County placed under tornado watch – Shelby Star

Cleveland County placed under tornado watch  Shelby Star

The National Weather *Service* has issued a tornado watch for Cleveland County.The watch went into effect at 10:30 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m., impacting a …




Meet Cleveland Countys Best & Brightest – Shelby Star

Meet Cleveland Countys Best & Brightest  Shelby Star

Five Cleveland County students shined in The Star and The Gazette’s 2019 Best and Brightest.Meet these students who were selected out of 81 applicants for …




Cleveland County makes changes to solar ordinance – Shelby Star

Cleveland County makes changes to solar ordinance  Shelby Star

Developers will have more guidelines to meet when bringing solar facilities to Cleveland County in the future.The Cleveland County Board of Commissioners …




Habitat dedicates 28th house in Cleveland County – Shelby Star

Habitat dedicates 28th house in Cleveland County  Shelby Star

The phrase “God bless my home” is written on the frame of a brand new house on South Hampton Street.Though the words are now covered by the interior and …




Murder charge follows jailhouse slaying – Shelby Star

Murder charge follows jailhouse slaying  Shelby Star

A man faces a first-degree murder charge after allegedly killing a man at the Cleveland County Detention Center shortly after 8 a.m. Monday.Kenneth Eric Darby …




Man shot twice, injured in Cleveland County – WBTV

Man shot twice, injured in Cleveland County  WBTV

According to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened inside a home on Springwood Road near Grover.


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