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About Cleveland, Tennessee

The city of Cleveland is the county seat of Bradley County, in the state of Tennessee. It is also the principal city of the Cleveland Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA) which also includes the Polk and Bradley counties. The name of the city was designated after Col. Benjamin Cleveland. Col. Cleveland served as a commander during the American Revolution particularly at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The city is home to several Christian denominations such as Church of God of Prophecy, The Church of God for All Nations, Churches of Jesus Christ International, and many more. Numerous churches were also built in Cleveland that shows distinguished architectural styles. For instance, the First Presbyterian Church and Broad Street United Methodist Church was built in Romanesque-style, while the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church displays Gothic style architecture. These churches are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places as landmarks with historical value. The economy of Cleveland relies on several industries that still existing in the city, this is based on the report from the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Among these industries are furniture, foodstuff, household cooking equipments, textiles, storage batteries, automotive parts, pharmaceuticals, and photographic processing to name a few. Cleveland is also home to numerous notable people who was born and lived in the city like Travis Beacham, screen-writer; Stan Beaver, musician; Doyle Dykes, guitarist; David Holsinger, composer and conductor; Britanny Jackson, WNBA player; Darnell Mee, NBA player; Jacques McClendon, NFL offensive guard; Vincent Yarbrough, NBA player; and Phil Driscol, founder of Mighty Horn Ministries.

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