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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

Former employees suing Cleveland County – Shelby Star

Former employees suing Cleveland County  Shelby Star

A former Cleveland County supervisor is accused of sexual harassment and intimidation in a recently filed federal lawsuit.Sam Lockridge is the primary focus of …




New principals announced for Cleveland County Schools – Shelby Star

New principals announced for Cleveland County Schools  Shelby Star

The Cleveland County Board of Education recently made personnel decisions, including promoting some educators to principals and extending the …




Teen shot in drug deal gone wrong in Cleveland County – WSOC Charlotte

Teen shot in drug deal gone wrong in Cleveland County  WSOC Charlotte

A 14-year-old was shot in the chest Thursday afternoon during a suspected drug deal that went wrong, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office said.




Taste of Cleveland County is Thursday – Shelby Star

Taste of Cleveland County is Thursday  Shelby Star

Taste of Cleveland County will offer an evening of food, drink, music and opportunities to win prizes.The event will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, …




Boisterous behavior leads to arrest – Shelby Star

Boisterous behavior leads to arrest  Shelby Star

A woman was arrested Saturday at a traffic stop after she claimed she had ties to a gang, threatened to kill officers and had outstanding warrants, according to …




Police: High-speed chase leads seizure of drugs – Shelby Star

Police: High-speed chase leads seizure of drugs  Shelby Star

Shelby Police officers were involved in a nearly 20-mile high-speed chase over the weekend that ended with two arrests and multiple drugs seized, including …


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