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Overview of Cleveland, Tennessee, United States

Cleveland, Tennessee, United States is the county seat of Bradley County. Cleveland's total population has surpassed 37,192 residences since the early 2000s. Cleveland was established in 1837 and was named after Colonel Benjamin Cleveland, a commander during the American Revolution. The major industries of Cleveland includes: household cooking equipment, foodstuff, textiles, furniture, pharmaceuticals and automotive parts etc. The Cleveland State Community College is located right in Cleveland.

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  • Population: 37,192
  • Population Density: 1, 409.9/mi²
  • Area: 24.9/mi²
  • Latitude: 35.171389
  • Longitude: -84.871111
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 869 feet
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Language: English
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History of Cleveland, Tennessee

Cleveland, TN was established in 1837 and was named after Colonel Benjamin Cleveland, a commander during the American Revolution. In 1819, the Cherokee Agency, which is the official liaison between the U.S. government and the Cherokee Nation, was moved to the Hiwassee area, a few miles north of what is now Cleveland. Colonel Return J. Meigs, who was the Cherokee Agent at the time, owned a large region of land between the Cleveland area and that of Charleston. Charleston and Blythe's Ferry (15 miles west of Cleveland) would both figure prominently in the Cherokee Removal in the late 1830s.

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Cleveland's Demographics

Cleveland's total population has surpassed 37,192 residences since the early 2000s. The cultural diversity of Cleveland consists of 89.00% Caucasian and 7.01% African American. There are smaller percentages of Hispanic, Latino, Native American and Asian. The city's population density was 1, 409.9 people per square mile.

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Cleveland's Climate

Cleveland, TN's climate is warm during the summer months when temperatures rise to the 70s. July is the warmest month with average temperatures reaching 88.50 degrees Fahrenheit. The winter months are considerably cold when the temperatures drop to the 20's. January is the coldest month with low temperatures of 27.70 degrees Fahrenheit. Cleveland's annual precipitation is 55.42 inches. March is also the wettest month of the year, with an average rainfall of 6.19 inches.

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Education in Cleveland, Tennessee

The two main school districts that operate the schools in and around Cleveland are The Bradley County School District and The Cleveland City School District. There are over 24 public schools with a student population of just over 13,949. There are six private schools with over 651 students. The Cleveland State Community College is located right in Cleveland.

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Transportation around Cleveland, Tennessee

Interstate 75 travels west of Cleveland, connecting with Knoxville and Chattanooga. The city is situated in the core of U.S. Route 11(Lee Highway)'s intersection with several state and federal highways. U.S. Route 64 joins Cleveland with Murphy, North Carolina to the east and southwest to the Chattanooga area. TN State Route 60 unites Cleveland with Dayton to the northwest and to the southeast with Georgia. The road becomes GA State Route 71. The local municipal airport is Cleveland Airport.

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Tourism and Attractions of Cleveland

See Cleveland's amusement by going out to Theatre or an arts gallery. Grab a delicious meal at any of Cleveland's local restaurants for that perfect dining experience. Afterwards, go on downtown to visit Cleveland's bars and nightclubs.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Cleveland
  • Bakewell
  • Benton
  • Big Spring
  • Birchwood
  • Calhoun
  • Charleston
  • Conasauga
  • Delano
  • Fairview
  • Lakesite
  • McDonald
  • Ocoee
  • Oldfort
  • Parksville
  • Prospect
  • Riceville
  • Sale Creek
  • Soddy-Daisy
  • Waterville
  • Wetm

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Geography of Cleveland, Tennessee

Cleveland has a total area of 24.9 square miles with all of it being land. The city is located amid a succession of low hills approximately 15 miles west of the Appalachian Mountains and 15 miles east of the Chickamauga Lake impoundment of the Tennessee River. The Hiwassee River pours down out of the mountains and outlines the northern border of Bradley County. It empties into the Tennessee River, a few miles northwest of Cleveland.

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Cleveland's Government

Cleveland's municipal mayor is Tom Rowland.

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Cleveland's Economy and Industry

The major industries of Cleveland includes: household cooking equipment, foodstuff, textiles, furniture, pharmaceuticals and automotive parts etc. The city is home to the Cleveland State Community College. Cleveland is the corporate headquarters of Life Care Centers of America. It is the largest privately-held nursing facility company in the nation. Check Into Cash, Inc. is the largest privately-held payday advance business in the U.S.

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Cleveland's Culture and Significant Events

There is an abundant of Christian denominations that are represented in the city. There are several churches for which Cleveland serves as the international headquarters.

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Sports in Cleveland, Tennessee

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Media of Cleveland

The Cleveland Daily Banner serves as the local newspaper for Cleveland and surrounding areas.

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