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Cleveland County Genealogy

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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

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Cleveland County from the 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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