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Encyclopedia > Shelby, North Carolina

Shelby is a city in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 19,477 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Cleveland CountyGR6. Cleveland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Cleveland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...

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Geography

Shelby is located at 35°17′18″N, 81°32′16″W (35.288272, -81.537787)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias NC county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 47.0 km² (18.2 mi²). 47.0 km² (18.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.11%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 19,477 people, 7,927 households, and 5,144 families residing in the city. The population density was 414.6/km² (1,073.8/mi²). There were 8,853 housing units at an average density of 188.4/km² (488.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.88% White, 40.97% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 7,927 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.97. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,345, and the median income for a family was $38,603. Males had a median income of $30,038 versus $21,362 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,708. About 14.3% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Schools in Cleveland County

Burns High School, Shelby High School, Kings Mountain High School, Crest High School, Burns Middle School, Crest Middle School, Shelby Middle School, Kings Mountain Middle School, Union Elementary, Fallston Elementary, Boiling Springs Elementary, Casar Elementary , Bethware Elementary, Graham Elementary, Grover Elementary, James Love Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, North Elementary, Springmore Elementary, Township 3 Elementary, Elizabeth Elementary, West Elementary, Davidson School, North Shelby School, Kings Mountain Intermediate, Marion Intermediate, Cleveland Community College, Gardner-Webb University, Ambassador Bible College


Annual Events

  • Cleveland County Fair
  • Livermush Expo - Shelby, North Carolina hosts an annual Livermush Exposition, which began in 1987 to celebrate the unique delicacy. In that year the Cleveland County Commissioners and the Shelby City Council passed resolutions proclaiming that "livermush is the most delicious, most economical and most versatile of meats."
  • Hamfest - The Shelby Hamfest is held every Labor Day Weekend at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Shelby, NC.

Livermush (or Liver Mush) is a southern American foodstuff composed of pig liver, head parts, and cornmeal. ... Livermush (or Liver Mush) is a southern American foodstuff composed of pig liver, head parts, and cornmeal. ... Livermush (or Liver Mush) is a southern American foodstuff composed of pig liver, head parts, and cornmeal. ... A Hamfest is an occasion where Amateur radio enthusiasts come together to sell radio and other electronic equipment. ... A Hamfest is an occasion where Amateur radio enthusiasts come together to sell radio and other electronic equipment. ... Shelby is a city in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. ...

Famous, Notable Residents

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Robert Lee Bell, Jr (Born June 17, 1940, in Shelby, North Carolina) is a former American Football linebacker/defensive end who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Various fields of endeavour have established Halls of Fame that honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in their respective fields. ... Charlie Justice was an American football player who played running back for the Washington Redskins in 1950, and from 1952 to 1954. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, considered the most prestigious award in American College Football, is given annually to the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ... Some loving-cup trophies seen in the London Irish clubhouse at Sunbury in 2002. ... Willie J Green (born July 28, 1981 in Detroit, Michigan) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After a college career at the University of Detroit Mercy, Green was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round (41st overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... A champion refers to the sexy boy by the name of Joe Champion. ... Chris Coleman is the name of several people, including: Chris Coleman (footballer), a British football manager. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... A player of a game is a participant therein. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Nicholas Maddox (November 9, 1886 in Govanstown, Maryland - November 27, 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), was a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1907-1910. ... 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Norris Stephen Hopper (born March 29, 1979 in Shelby, North Carolina) is a Major League/Minor League baseball player who made his MLB debut with the Cincinnati Reds in September of 2006. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... Todd Coffey is a middle reliever and closer for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... Billy Standridge is a former NASCAR driver. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is an auto racing sanctioning body in the United States founded in 1964 (not to be confused with the sports car club of the same name founded by the Collier brothers in 1933). ... A champion refers to the sexy boy by the name of Joe Champion. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... A crew chief is the head position on a pit crew in motorsports. ... Kenny Allen, (born November 22, 1956 in Shelby, NC) is a former driver in the Craftsman Truck Series. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ... Funny Car is an NHRA drag racing car class. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... Hurdling is running over obstacles. ... Donald Eugene Gibson (April 3, 1928 – November 17, 2003) was an American country musician. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Various fields of endeavour have established Halls of Fame that honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in their respective fields. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music which has its own roots in Irish, African, Scottish and English traditional music. ... Alicia Bridges is an American singer. ... Disco is a genre of dance-oriented pop music that blends elements of funk and soul music that was first popularized in dance clubs (discothèques) in the mid-1970s. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... Lucas Daniel Edwards (b. ... Animal Bag was an alternative metal band from Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Jimmy Wayne was born in 1972 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. ... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... Fountain by Marcel Duchamp. ... 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A promoter is a DNA sequence that contains the information, in the form of DNA sequences, that permits the proper activation or repression of the gene which it controls, i. ... Hatcher Hughes (February 12, 1881, Polkville, North Carolina - October 19, 1945, New York, New York) was an American playwright. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Winner is a city in Tripp County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 3,137 at the 2000 census. ... Illustration from The Clansman. ... In most Protestant churches, a minister is a member of the ordained clergy who leads a congregation; such a person may also be called a Pastor, Preacher, or Elder. ... Cosette Dwyer is an amazing author. ... Isaac Shelby (December 11, 1750 – July 18, 1826) was an American soldier and the first and fifth Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1792 to 1796 and from 1812 to 1816. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Debbie Ann Clary is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the states one hundred tenth House district, including constituents in Cleveland and Gaston counties. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with E.O. Productions. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Manufacturing is the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale, or intermediate processes involving the production or finishing of semi-manufactures. ... 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