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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cleveland County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Cleveland County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cleveland County, NC (29) Burke County, NC (30) Gaston County, NC (42) Lincoln County, NC (37) Rutherford County, NC (38) Cherokee County, SC (85) York County, SC (145)  ClevelandCounty(29) Cleveland County (29)  BurkeCounty(30) Burke County (30)  GastonCounty(42) Gaston County (42)  LincolnCounty(37) Lincoln County (37)  RutherfordCounty(38) Rutherford County (38)  CherokeeCountySouth Carolina(85) Cherokee County (85)  YorkCounty(145) York County (145)
Shelby is the county seat for Cleveland County
Adjacent to Cleveland County, North Carolina
      Burke County (30)  
      Gaston County (42)  
      Lincoln County (37)  
      Rutherford County (38)  
      Cherokee County, South Carolina (85)  
      York County, South Carolina (145)  
 
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1North Carolina (Cleveland County), Boiling Springs — Boiling Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
Erected during the centennial year by Gardner -Webb University in Honored Memory of the School's Founders, Supporters, and Early Educators buried in the Boiling Springs Baptist Church CemeteryMap (db m159836) HM
2North Carolina (Cleveland County), Boiling Springs — O-43 — Gardner-Webb University
Baptist. Founded 1905 as Boiling Springs High School; junior college, 1928-1971. University since 1993.Map (db m23547) HM
3North Carolina (Cleveland County), Fallston — Fallston Veterans Memorial
We did it not for the glory but for God, country and each other forever brothers and sistersMap (db m44604) HM
4North Carolina (Cleveland County), Grover — O-6 — Cornwallis
Entered North Carolina near here. January, 1781, on his second invasion of the state, pursuing Morgan and Green.Map (db m16819) HM
5North Carolina (Cleveland County), Grover — O-59 — Graham's Fort
Home of Col. William Graham. Site of Tory raid, 1780. Served as Revolutionary War fort. Site is 300 yds. N.E.Map (db m23528) HM
6North Carolina (Cleveland County), Grover — O 22 — North Carolina/South Carolina
North Carolina. Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; Permanently settled C.1650; First To vote readiness for Independence, Apr. 12, 1776 South Carolina. Formed in 1712 from part of Carolina, which was chartered . . . Map (db m16820) HM
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7North Carolina (Cleveland County), Grover — O-13 — Patrick Ferguson
Tory force led by Col. Ferguson camped nearby Oct. 4-5, 1780. Two days later Ferguson died in major British defeat at Kings Mountain, 5 mi. SE.Map (db m49964) HM
8North Carolina (Cleveland County), Kings Mountain — O-1 — Battle of Kings Mountain
Overmountain Men from Tenn., Va., & N.C. led patriots to victory over British, Oct. 7, 1780. Site 7 miles south.Map (db m34068) HM
9North Carolina (Cleveland County), Kings Mountain — O-1 — Kings Mountain Battleground
Scene of Decisive British defeat, Oct. 7, 1780. Seven miles south in S.C. National ParkMap (db m17658) HM
10North Carolina (Cleveland County), Kings Mountain — O-5 — Kings Mountain Battleground
Site of decisive British defeat on Oct. 7, 1780. National Military park located 5 mi. southeast in South Carolina.Map (db m17659) HM
11North Carolina (Cleveland County), Kings Mountain — Lincoln Academy — 1888-1955
Founder: Emily Pruden, educator and philanthropist from Orange, Connecticut. A co-educational boarding and day school, grades 1-12, for children of African descent. Accredited 1923. Home of Mildred Wellmon Elementary School, a historic Rosenwald . . . Map (db m108710) HM
12North Carolina (Cleveland County), Kings Mountain — Patriots Park
Named by Holly Melton’s Class of 2000 at Kings Mountain High School to honor the soldiers who fought nearby during the Revolutionary War.Map (db m35245) HM
13North Carolina (Cleveland County), Kings Mountain — William Andrew Mauney House — Local Historic Landmark —
An early settler to Kings Mountain, William Andrew Mauney built a store on this site circa 1870. When Mr. Mauney moved his business to a location in downtown Kings Mountain, he turned the store ninety degrees and added a two story structure to the . . . Map (db m17703) HM
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14North Carolina (Cleveland County), Polkville — O-75 — Mount Harmony United Methodist Church
Congregation organized by 1791. Cemetery and present building, the church's forth, are one mile west.Map (db m23544) HM
15North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — Bobby Bell
Bobby Bell is a Shelby native who played professional football in the AFL/NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs for 12 years. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, and was a member of the Chiefs' team that won . . . Map (db m199338) HM
16North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — Cleveland County Civil War Monument
In honor of the Confederate Heroes of Cleveland County 1861-1865 Lest We ForgetMap (db m36238) HM
17North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — Cleveland County Korean and Vietnam War Memorial
In honor of the men who served from Cleveland County and in grateful memory, for a grateful people, of these who gave their lives in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. In Memoriam Korea Claude Allen • Elmer G. Allen • Arthur Berry, Jr. . . . Map (db m23540) WM
18North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — Cleveland County World War I Memorial — 1917-1919
Honoring those from Cleveland County, who served in the World War and the following who made the supreme sacrifice Honor Roll Harvey N. Allen • Wm. Barrett • E. O. Cabaniss • John Carver • Calvin Cook • Ira A. Crabtree • Broadus . . . Map (db m23537) HM
19North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — Cleveland County World War II Memorial — 1941-1945
In honor of the men and women who served from Cleveland County and in grateful memory, from a grateful people, of these who gave their lives in World War II Alexander, William B. • Asbury, Eugen M. • Barber, David H. • Barrins, Carl L. • . . . Map (db m80476) HM
20North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — O-48 — Clyde R. Hoey
United States Senator, 1945-54, congressman, governor, N.C. legislator, lawyer, editor. Home is 1 mi, grave 1.2 mi, N.E.Map (db m23529) HM
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21North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — Don Gibson
Don Gibson is a Shelby native whose contributions to country music are far reaching. His songs have been recorded by many music legends and span decades. Several of Don's songs have reached number one on the Country Music Charts, and he became a . . . Map (db m199356) HM
22North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — Earl Scruggs
Earl Scruggs was born and raised a few miles from Shelby, North Carolina in the Flint Hill Community. Best known for popularizing a three-finger banjo picking style that became known as "Scruggs style," Scruggs transformed the voice of the banjo . . . Map (db m199361) HM
23North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — Metcalfe Station
Land, original buildings and boxcar given in loving memory of Quincy Hague Metcalfe by the Gene Metcalfe family. From this site Mr. Q. H. Metcalfe supervised section crews for the Lawndale Railway and Industrial Company, 1899-1943.Map (db m23546) HM
24North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — O-27 — O. Max Gardner — 1882-1947
Governor, 1929-33; under Secretary of U.S. Treasury; appointed Ambassador to Great Britain, 1946. Birthplace stands here, grave 300 yds. N.Map (db m23533) HM
25North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — O-24 — Plato Durham
Confederate captain; legislator; member of conventions of 1868, '75; conservative leader in Reconstruction period. His home was 100 ft. S.Map (db m23535) HM
26North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — 3 — Shelby Sit-ins — NC Civil Rights Trail
African Americans, led by local high school students, held sit-ins and picketed businesses in Feb. 1960 to demand desegregation.Map (db m196330) HM
27North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — O-72 — Thomas Dixon, Jr. — 1864-1946
Minister, politician, & author. Film "Birth of a Nation" was based on his novel The Clansman. Grave is 1500 ft. N.Map (db m23531) HM
28North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — O-71 — W. J. Cash — 1900-1941
Author of The Mind of the South. Editor & journalist. His grave is located 1600 ft. N.Map (db m23534) HM
29North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — Webbley — Circa 1852
These grounds are a part of the original 147 acre tract donated by James Love to form the Town of Shelby in 1841. Augustus W. Burton built the original house in 1852; J.A. and Oliver Gardner Anthony overbuilt the 1852 house in 1907. Webbley is named . . . Map (db m23543) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022