Introduction to Cleveland, Tennessee
Cleveland is the county seat of Bradley County. It was established in 1837. There is some disagreement regarding the naming of the city. It is said that the city was named in honor of Colonel Benjamin Cleveland, who was a commander during the American Revolution at the Battle of Kings Mountain. However, it is also said that the city was named after John Cleveland, an early settler.
Cleveland and nearby Attractions
- Cherokee National Forest
- Harrison Bay State Park
- Primitive Settlement
- Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park
- Red Clay State Historic Park
- Hiwassee River State Park
Things To Do In Cleveland
The Cherokee National Forest, the Hiwassee River State Park and the Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park are popular local recreational spots. The Village Mall Shopping Center and the Cleveland Mall Shopping Center offer facilities to local shoppers. Stuart Park Baptist Church, Clingan Ridge Church and Ridgeview Baptist Church are the local houses of worship. Local annual festivals include the Apple Festival, which is held every October; the Foothills County Fair, which is held every May, and the Cherokee Days of Recognition, which is organized every August.
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is nearby.
Cleveland Higher Education
Local institutions of higher educational include Cleveland State Community College and Lee University. Other nearby institutions include Roane State Community College and Kennesaw State University.