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County
Liberty
Region
Pineywoods
Population
2010 Census - 7,675
2000 Census - 7,605
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Towns
Cleveland, Texas
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Cleveland Texas History:
In 1836, the Texas Land Office gave land in the area in exchange for military service. In 1854, Father Peter La Cour built a church and convent near the current townsite. In 1878, Charles Lander Cleveland deeded 63.6 acres to the Houston, East and West Texas Railway with a request that a station bear his name. The town of Cleveland developed around the train station. Cleveland incorporated in 1935. Cleveland has been a shipping point for timber, lumber and lumber products since the 1870s. Other important area industries include oil, gas, sand and gravel, cattle and agricultural products. Cleveland is located on the southeastern edge of the Sam Houston National Forest at the intersections of U.S. 59/IH-69, SH 105, SH 321, FM 1010 and FM 787 (Nevell Street), 38.8 miles east of Montgomery, 30 miles east of Lake Conroe, 23 miles northeast of the town of Conroe, 53 miles southeast of Huntsville and Huntsville State Park, 38 miles southeast of New Waverly, 30 miles southwest of Livingston and Lake Livingston,51 miles southwest of Silsbee and the Big Thicket National Preserve, 66 miles west of Lumberton and Village Creek State Park, 52 miles northwest of Wallisville, 46.6 miles northwest of Sour Lake, 32 miles northwest of Liberty and the Trinity River NWR, 26.6 miles northwest of Dayton, 46 miles northeast of Houston, 27 miles northeast of Humble, 26 miles northeast of Kingwood and Lake Houston, 40 miles northeast of Spring, and 15 miles northeast of New Caney, Texas.
 
Cleveland Historical Museum:
This museum features exhibits depicting the history of Cleveland and the surrounding area. Open Fri & Sat, 11am-2pm. (281) 592-659-2200. The museum is located adjacent to the Cleveland Fire Station in the old City Hall building at 203 E. Boothe Street.
 
Austin Memorial Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; closed Saturday and Sunday. (281) 592-3920. 220 S. Bonham Avenue. Email
 
Cleveland Senior Citizens Center:
This center serves those over 60 years of age. Activities include meals, home bound meals, transportation assistance, programs and activities. Open Mon-Fri, 6am-2pm. (281) 592-1174. 220 Peach Avenue.

Annual Houston Rodeo Old Spanish Trail Ride, Shepherd to Houston, Feb:
This 109 mile trail ride began in 1961. The ride begins at Shepherd, Texas. The 2015 trail ride began on Saturday, February 21, and featured 150 riders and ten wagons. They pulled out at 8:30am on Saturday morning. They took a noon break at FM 217 and SH 150. They spent the night at Danny Everitt’s place in Shepherd. Sunday morning they took a circle ride and took the morning break at FM 217 and FM 221. The noon break was at Firetower on FM 2025. The evening break was same as the morning break and then they returned to Danny Everitt’s place in Shepherd. On Monday morning they headed out for the Bronco Speedway at 1288 Fostoria Road, Cleveland, 77328 where they spent the night. They took morning breaks at Lower Vann Road at River Creek, and Yeager Road and FM 945. Lunch was at the FM 274 Hunters Camp Area. An evening break took place at FM 1725 and Fostoria Road. Tuesday they headed for the 16 mile ride to Albert Sallas Park, 21675 McClesky Street in New Caney, Texas. Morning break was at Fostoria Road and SH 59; Noon break was at Creekwood Drive exit and SH 59; Evening break was at Caney Creek and SH 59. On Wednesday at 8:30am, they began the 14 mile ride to the Civic Center Arena, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, 77338. Their morning break was between FM 1314 and North Park on the feeder road. The noon break was at Reeves Furniture at 21909 U.S. 59, Kingwood, 77339. On Thursday morning at 8am, they pulled out for the 19 mile ride to Sears at 4000 North Shepard in Houston. The morning break was at Kanes Western Wear (Aldine and SH 59). The noon break was at Gillespie (IH-45). The evening Break was at North Shepherd near Little York Road. They left Friday morning for the eight mile ride to Memorial Park (6501 Memorial Drive, 77007). (713) 875-0294. (936) 672-3033. (281) 541-9028.