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Cleveland County, North Carolina

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Profiles

  • Thomas Dickson (1761 - 1844)
  • William J. Boggs (1847 - 1916)
  • Pvt. (CSA) Amos Homesley Cornwell (1844 - 1924)
    name: Amos Cornwall death date: 12 Aug 1924 death place: Township 6, Cleveland, North Carolina gender: Male race (expanded): White age at death: 80y birth date: 16 Dec 1844 birthplace: Cleveland County...
  • Marvin Lee Foster (1929 - 1995)
    Name: Marvin Lee Foster Gender: Male Race: White Marital Status: Married Father's Last Name: Foster Age: 66 Date of Birth: 22 Aug 1929 Residence City: Morganton Residence County: Burke Residence State:...
  • William Leonard Bright (1939 - 1992)

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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

Links

Wikipedia

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places