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Cleveland County, North Carolina

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  • Noah M. Cook (1842 - 1906)
    '=== Find a Grave Memorial Noah M Cook BIRTH 20 Sep 1842 Casar, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA DEATH 1906 (aged 63–64) Catawba County, North Carolina, USA BURIAL Hebron United Methodist Church ...
  • Azalee Beddie Beatty (1910 - 1982)
    Name: Azalee Harper Beatty Event Type: Death Event Date: 03 Oct 1982 Event Place: Charlotte, Mecklenburg, N.C. Burial Date: 05 Oct 1982 Burial Place: Mt. Holly, N.C. Cemetery: Hillcrest Gardens Cemeter...
  • Amanda Jane Stroup (1856 - 1924)
  • Jack Earle Yon (1923 - 1980)
  • / Anita & Bob...
    Rhoda C. Johnson (1866 - 1930)
    wife of Lafayette Michael Johnson.

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Official Website

The county was formed in 1841 from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford counties. It was named for Benjamin Cleveland, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who took part in the Battle of King's Mountain. From 1841 to 1887 "Cleaveland" was the spelling used; the present spelling was adopted in 1887.

The Battle of King's Mountain was a military engagement between Patriot and Loyalist militias in South Carolina during the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War, resulting in a decisive victory for the Patriots. The battle took place on October 7, 1780, 9 miles south of the present-day town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina in what is now rural Cherokee County, South Carolina, where the Patriot militia defeated the Loyalist militia commanded by British Major Patrick Ferguson of the 71st Foot. The battle has been described as "the war’s largest all-American fight".

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Belwood
  • Boiling Springs
  • Casar
  • Earl
  • Fallston
  • Grover
  • King's Mountain (part)
  • Kingstown
  • Lattimore
  • Lawndale
  • Light Oak
  • Mooresboro
  • Patterson Springs
  • Polkville
  • Shelby (County Seat)
  • Toluca
  • Waco



National Register of Historic. Places

Genealogy Trails

NC Gen Web

North Carolina Genealogy - Cleveland County

Digital NC - Fully Searchable Online Texts

USGW Archives


Genealogy Village

Cleveland County, NC 1850 Census