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Volunteers associated with Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland's Women Build 2015 program raise a wall of a new home in the Southgate Hills subdivision, located near South Lee Highway.

Location: Central Bradley County

Size: 33 square miles. The entire county has 338 square miles.

Population (2013 Census estimate): 42,774

County population (2013 Census estimate): 101,848

Year founded: 1837

Year incorporated: 1842

Official Nickname: "The City with Spirit"

Sister City: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Mayor: Tom Rowland

Type of government: City council/manager. Five council members elected by districts. Mayor and two council members elected at large. Council appoints city manager.

Schools: Arnold Memorial, Blythe-Bower, Mayfield, Ernest L. Ross, George R. Stewart elementaries, Donald P. Yates Primary, Cleveland Middle, Cleveland High, Cleveland State Community College and Lee University. A new elementary school is planned for a site purchased on Georgetown Road.

Attractions: MainStreet Cruise-in, fourth Saturdays, April-October. Evening Shade, free concerts every Friday in May at Johnston Park. Apple Festival, Oct. 17-18, 2015. Halloween Block Party, Oct. 30, 2015, downtown Cleveland.

New facilities: Cleveland Regional Jetport, located on Dry Valley Road, became operational in January 2013. An interstate connector, named in honor of Mayor Tom Rowland, is under construction near the junction of APD-40 and I-75 and will provide access to a planned industrial park.

Wellness: Greenway (four miles and growing)

Traditions: Farmers markets downtown and on Peerless Road

Major event: In February 2009, German chemical company Wacker announced a new plant, now a $1.8 billion investment. Operations are expected to begin this year.

Fun facts: History enthusiasts conduct a tour each October at Fort Hill Cemetery. Lee University's Lee Singers choir performed at President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Jan. 21, 2013.

Famous residents: William Breuer, author; Anthony Burger, pianist; Doyle Dykes, guitarist; Phil Driscoll, trumpet player; John Dye, actor; Paul Huff, World War II Medal of Honor recipient; Phil Stacey, "American Idol" contestant; Todd Starnes, Fox News radio commentator; Steve Sloan, University of Alabama and Atlanta Falcons football coach; Lou Fitzgerald, baseball player, manager, recruiter in the majors and minors.

Quote: "Cleveland, in my opinion, is one of the greatest places to live in the United States." -- Cleveland City Councilman Richard Banks

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