Place:Cleveland, North Carolina, United States

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Cleveland County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,078. Its county seat is Shelby. The county grew in population 1.9% since the 2000 census.

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History

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The county was formed in 1841 from parts of Lincoln County and Rutherford County. 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.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1792 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1795 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1851 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1908 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 10,396
1860 12,348
1870 12,696
1880 16,571
1890 20,394
1900 25,078
1910 29,494
1920 34,272
1930 51,914
1940 58,055
1950 64,357
1960 66,048
1970 72,556
1980 83,435
1990 84,714

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