Shelby was home to a political dynasty that dominated North Carolina politics in the first half of the 20th century. The former residences of governors, senators and federal judges stand in the downtown historic district, where architectural styles range from Colonial Revival to Art Deco. The Shelby City Park Carousel operates year-round; phone (704) 484-6476.
Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce 200 S. Lafayette St. SHELBY, NC 28150. Phone:(704)487-8521
A walking tour map of the historic district is available from the chamber of commerce.