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Use the resources below to do your own research and learn more about the history of Cleveland County and its historic properties and landmarks.

Learn more about the history of Shelby and our shared heritage on the National Park Service site, a place where all historic properties and their history are included for your own research and travel needs. 

Main Street America leads an inclusive, impact-driven movement dedicated to reenergizing and strengthening older and historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts nationwide.

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office assists private citizens, private institutions, local governments, and agencies of state and federal government in the identification, evaluation, protection, and enhancement of properties significant in North Carolina history and archaeology. 

Preservation North Carolina (PNC) is a private, non-profit statewide organization whose mission is to protect and promote buildings, sites, and landscapes important to the diverse heritage of North Carolina. We work closely with PNC when listing a historic home or property. 

The North Carolina Downtown Development Association (NCDDA) is a non-profit membership organization made up of towns, downtown development organizations, chambers of commerce, and private professionals. 

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