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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

News related to Cleveland County, NC

“cleveland county” nc – Google News

Train derailment dumps blanket of corn across tracks in Cleveland County – Charlotte Observer


Charlotte Observer
Train derailment dumps blanket of corn across tracks in Cleveland County
Charlotte Observer
A train carrying hundreds of pounds of corn derailed early Tuesday in the Shelby area of Cleveland County, blanketing the area with golden kernels, reported the Observer's news partner WBTV. It happened about 10:30 a.m. on Airport Road near NC 150, the …
Cleveland Co. road to reopen Thursday after train derails, spills cornWSOC Charlotte
Train cars derailedShelby Star
Train derails, spills hundreds of pounds of corn in North CarolinaKOKI FOX 23

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Unsolved homicides in Cleveland County – Shelby Star


Shelby Star
Unsolved homicides in Cleveland County
Shelby Star
Charles Alvin “Chuck” Porter, 39, was murdered Sunday, Sept. 26, 1993, at the I-85 rest stop in Cleveland County. Porter was working at the rest stop with the N.C. Department of Transportation. He was found bound with a gunshot wound to the chest in

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Brothers move ironworking business to Cleveland County – Shelby Star


Shelby Star
Brothers move ironworking business to Cleveland County
Shelby Star
From left, brothers Dennis and Terry Panther have relocated their business to Cleveland County. Panthers Ironworks and Rigging Solutions opened in Rutherford County in 2013. [Hannah Dunaway/The Star] …




Drivers ticketed during annual campaign – Shelby Star

Drivers ticketed during annual campaign
Shelby Star
“It went real good for us,” said Sgt. Joshua Dowdle at Cleveland County Highway Patrol. During Operation Drive to Live, troopers enforced all traffic laws around the state's high schools and conducted traffic safety education programs. Troopers




Photos: Cleveland County Schools Fun Run – Shelby Star


Shelby Star
Photos: Cleveland County Schools Fun Run
Shelby Star
Copyright 2006-2017 GateHouse Media, LLC. All rights reserved • GateHouse News. Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license, except where noted. Shelby Star ~ 315 East Graham Street, Shelby, NC 28150 …

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Cleveland County parents charged with abusing 6-month-old baby – WBTV


WBTV
Cleveland County parents charged with abusing 6-month-old baby
WBTV
A Cleveland County couple is accused of abusing their 6-month-old, leaving the baby in critical condition. Deputies say they were called to Carolinas Medical Center on Friday, March 24, to investigate a possible child abuse case. The baby's father …
Parents of 6-month-old in critical condition charged with child abuseFOX 46 Charlotte

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