Cleveland County, North Carolina

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Cleveland County
The west side of the old Cleveland County Courthouse, Shelby
The west side of the old Cleveland County Courthouse, Shelby
Map of North Carolina highlighting Cleveland County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°20′N 81°34′W / 35.34°N 81.56°W / 35.34; -81.56
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forColonel Benjamin Cleveland
Largest cityShelby
 • Total468 sq mi (1,210 km2)
 • Land464 sq mi (1,200 km2)
 • Water4.0 sq mi (10 km2)  0.9%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density211/sq mi (81/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district10th

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.[1] Its county seat is Shelby.[2]

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:

Communities[change | change source]

These communities are in Cleveland County:

Cities[change | change source]

Towns[change | change source]

Census-designated place[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.

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