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Nestled in the rolling piedmont of the southwestern portion of North Carolina, Cleveland County is situated in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Cleveland County is the gateway between Asheville and Charlotte and is centered between two of the largest metropolitan areas of the Carolinas - Charlotte and Greenville, SC - Spartanburg, SC.
Warm summers, mild winters, spectacular falls and springs invite you outdoors. Cleveland County is a wonderful place for year-round outdoor activities. From water recreation at Moss Lake and the Broad River Greenway to hiking at the Kings Mountain National Military Park, there are a variety of outdoor activities available for your enjoyment. The Cleveland County Fair in Shelby is one of the biggest in the state. Around 200,000 visitors attend each year and more and more people are coming every year.
The Don Gibson Theater in Uptown Shelby is named for country musician and Shelby native Don Gibson. The theater occupies a former movie theater that has been converted to a venue for live music performances. The Earl Scruggs Center is a high tech museum honoring the late great Earl Scruggs and the history of Cleveland County.
History abounds in Cleveland County, from the Central Shelby Historic District with the Arts Center, Historical Museum, the Farmer's Market and many others to the Central School Historic District in Kings Mountain, with the oldest unchanged house in the area to a private narrow gauge railroad in Lawndale.