Cleveland County, North Carolina
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Cleveland County was formed in 1841 from Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. It was named for Colonel Benjamin Cleaveland, the "Terror of the Tories" during the Revolutionary Way. The county changed the spelling to Cleveland in 1887. Shelby, the county seat was incorporated in 1843.
Cleveland County is surrounded by Rutherford County, North Carolina; Burke County, North Carolina; Catawba County, North Carolina; Lincoln County, North Carolina; Gaston County, North Carolina; York County, South Carolina; and Cherokee County, South Carolina.
|In 1843, Shelby (pop. 19,477) was incorporated as a circular town, extending one-quarter mile in all directions from the public square.|
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