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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

170 new jobs coming to Cleveland County – Shelby Star


Charlotte Observer
170 new jobs coming to Cleveland County
Shelby Star
Details of the project were previously brought before the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners and the Kings Mountain City Council under the name Project Maud. … s decision to expand in North Carolina bolsters this thriving industry in our state.”.
Specialty chemicals company adding 200 jobs in Charlotte, Cleveland CountyCharlotte Observer
200 new jobs averaging $78000 at Albemarle CorporationIndependent Tribune
Chemical company to add 200 jobs in North CarolinaSan Francisco Chronicle
Charlotte Business Journal
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Should monument be removed, relocated? – News – Shelby Star … – Shelby Star


Shelby Star
Should monument be removed, relocated? – News – Shelby Star …
Shelby Star
Commissioners have not made plans to remove or relocate the Confederate monument on the courtsquare in uptown Shelby. [Brittany Randolph/The Star].

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NEW FRONTIER: Cleveland County split into two conferences again as Shelby seeks to extend title streak – Shelby Star


Shelby Star
NEW FRONTIER: Cleveland County split into two conferences again as Shelby seeks to extend title streak
Shelby Star
That's when Shelby and several other schools in the region founded the old Western N.C. High School Activities Association. And beginning with the 1930 football season until the 1976-77 school year, Shelby had long rivalries with Cleveland, Gaston and …




Cleveland County featured in national commercials – Shelby Star


Shelby Star
Cleveland County featured in national commercials
Shelby Star
If you don't get a chance to tune in, the commercials will soon be added to a YouTube channel, according to Kerri Melton, community services director for Cleveland County. Melton said she'll roll that out once they've all aired on the national networks




Cleveland County to gain 5.6 acres – Shelby Star


Shelby Star
Cleveland County to gain 5.6 acres
Shelby Star
A 5.6-acre land purchase could make it easier for Cleveland County to market an existing industrial site between Grover and Kings Mountain. Cleveland County acquired an adjoining 54-acre piece of land on South Battleground Avenue, between Eaton Corp.

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AT&T provides internet access to rural Cleveland County – Shelby Star


Shelby Star
AT&T provides internet access to rural Cleveland County
Shelby Star
AT&T launched Fixed Wireless Internet in rural and underserved parts of Cleveland County and North Carolina. Pictured, from left, are Rep. Kelly Hastings; state Sen. Warren Daniel; Carlos E. Sanchez, state director of external affairs for AT&T North

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