Cleveland County is named for Benjamin Cleveland, who was a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who took part in the Battle of Kings Mountain and who lived from 1738 to 1806.
Created: January 11, 1841
Shelby 1841 – present
Old County Courthouse – Shelby
Location: SE – East Marion Street / South Lafayette Street
Built: 1906 – 1907
Style: Neo-Classical Revival
Architect: H L Lewman of Louisville, Kentucky
Contractor: Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky
Description: The building faces west and is a two story light colored stone structure. The building has a large portico on each side supported by four large white columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a square tower at each corner with silver coloured domes and ballustrade. On the center of the roof is an octagonal white colored dome with clock and silver colored roof. The building is now a Historical Museum.
See: The contractor Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky.
County Courthouse – Shelby
Location: 100 Justice Place / East Warren Street
Built: 1970 – 1972
Architect: Vaughan – Talley & Associates
Contractor: H L Goble Construction Company
Description: The building faces west and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The main entrance has a small portico supported by two columns and a recessed glass doorway. The building rises into a peaked roof on either side of the entrance. Behind the entrance is a flat copper dome. The red colored tile roof extends to the north and south over the extended wings. The building was remodeled in 1992. The architect was Martin Boal Anthony & Johnson and the contractor was Beam Construction Company.
County Administration – Shelby
Location: 311 East Marion Street / Justice Place
Built: 1992 – 1993
Architect: Holland & Hamrick
Contractor: A A Ramsey & Son, Inc.
Description: The building faces south and is a two story reddish colored brick and concrete structure. The building has three large arches in the center section.
N – Burke County
Photos taken 2012