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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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Cleveland County, NC at Genforum

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

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Man killed in Cleveland County crash – WSOC Charlotte

Man killed in Cleveland County crash
WSOC Charlotte
CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC – A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Cleveland County Saturday night. Authorities said 56-year-old William Reese Helms Jr. was driving on McBrayer Homestead Road when he ran off the road right before Broadway St. around

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Commissioners appoint new county manager – Shelby Star


Shelby Star
Commissioners appoint new county manager
Shelby Star
An internal search process led the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners to find a permanent county manager. The commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Brian Epley as Cleveland County Manager at their meeting Tuesday evening. Epley has served as




Cleveland County man arrested in fatal shooting – FOX 46 Charlotte


WCNC
Cleveland County man arrested in fatal shooting
FOX 46 Charlotte
MOORESBORO, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) – The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Mooresboro man. Around 10:45 a.m. authorities received reports of a person laying in front of the house at 441 Gantts Grove Church Rd
Man charged in deadly shooting out of Cleveland CountyWCNC
Man killed in money disputeGaston Gazette

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Husband charged 11 years after wife died – Shelby Star


Shelby Star
Husband charged 11 years after wife died
Shelby Star
Eleven years after a Kings Mountain woman drowned in her pool, investigators have charged her husband with murder. Joseph B. Edmunds, now 76, is accused of killing his 64-year-old wife, Maria Edmunds, on Feb. 6, 2006. He was arrested Tuesday in Owing

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Cancellations because of snow – Shelby Star


Shelby Star
Cancellations because of snow
Shelby Star
As snow fell before dawn in Cleveland County Wednesday morning, school officials decided to cancel class for college students. Students who attend Early College won't have class, and classes have been cancelled for Cleveland Community College. Students

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