Cleveland County, North Carolina
|Coordinates: 35°20′N 81°34′W / 35.34°N 81.56°W|
|Named for||Colonel Benjamin Cleveland|
|• Total||468 sq mi (1,210 km2)|
|• Land||464 sq mi (1,200 km2)|
|• Water||4.0 sq mi (10 km2) 0.9%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||211/sq mi (81/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Cleveland County is a county on the southern border of the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,078. Its county seat is Shelby.
History[change | change source]
The county was made in 1841 from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford counties.
Bordering counties[change | change source]
These counties are bordered to Cleveland County:
- Burke County – north
- Lincoln County – northeast
- Gaston County – east
- York County, South Carolina – southeast
- Cherokee County, South Carolina – south
- Rutherford County – west
Communities[change | change source]
These communities are in Cleveland County:
Cities[change | change source]
- Kings Mountain (small section is a part of Gaston County)
Towns[change | change source]
Census-designated place[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
- ↑ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.