Cleveland County

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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

County Seat: 

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

Style:  Modern

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

Style:  Modern

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 

E – Lincoln County and Gaston County

S – York County, South Carolina and Cherokee County, South Carolina

W – Rutherford County





























Photos taken 2012