Cleveland, NC has evolved from Indian trails and buffalo wallows, from wagon roads to paved streets and highways, from mainly agriculture to a mixture of agriculture and industry.

 Incorporated in 1883 as Third Creek Station and renamed Cleveland in 1887, this small town of approximately 900 is located in the western portion of Rowan County. Today one can sense a historical connection of family and culture as well as benefit from modern innovations, technology, and services.

Our area is served by highly-rated schools, services that make us self-sufficient, and businesses that offer employment and stability to the town. The town goal is to preserve the home-town flavor without sacrificing quality living. Take a look at us at the following links.

The Rowan Public Library has started a Cleveland Outreach Program at Town Hall.  Books are available for citizens to check out and bring back when finished reading.  Please limit 3 books per person.   A sign out book is provided.  A variety of books are available including children, youth, fiction and non-fiction. 

 ONLINE BILL PAY - Beginning August 12, 2013, water/sewer bills can be paid online.  For more information, click on Area Information on the Main Menu, then click on Utility Services.

ELECTRONIC BILLING - Beginning August 12, 2013, you may sign up to receive your bills elecronically.  For more information, click on Area Information on the Main menu, then click on Utility Services.


A public hearing will be held at Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 to hear public comments on a rezoning request from William (Bill) Russell.  His request is to change the zoning from Agricultural (Ag) to General Business (GB) on approximately 2.2 acres located at the intersection of Statesville Blvd. and Old Hwy. 70 and adjacent to Third Creek. 

The Town Board would like to have a street clean-up day in May if enough Town citizens will volunteer to participate.  2 phone messages have been sent out asking for volunteers to call Town Hall and leave their contact information.  The Board will discuss this at their April 14th Board meeting.

MONTHLY MEETING DATE CHANGE:  The Board of Commissioners regular monthly meeting date has changed from the 1st Monday of the month to the 2nd Monday of the month effective with the March 2014 meeting.