Bradley County was formed in 1836 from Indian lands
(Acts of Tennessee 1836)
The county seat is Cleveland.
Selected Published County Histories
- Album of Historical Memories. Chatata-Tasso, Bradley County, Tennessee, 1830-1961 (Hardy & Randolph, 1962)
- Bradley County (Lillard, 1980) [name index]*
- Bradley County [pictorial history] (George & Kinder, 2007)*
- Bradley Divided : Bradley County, Tennessee During the Civil War (Murray, 1992) [name index]
- Chancery Court Minute Book, 1873-1875 (Fagen, 2006) [name index]
- Charleston on the Hiwassee : A History of Charleston, Bradley County, Tennessee (Landers, 1999)*
- Chatata Valley (Manly, 1981)
- Chatata Valley families and their neighbors (Manly, 198?) [name index]
- Cleveland, the Beautiful : A History of Cleveland, Tennessee, 1842-1931 (Snell, 1986) [name index]
- Councils at Red Clay Council Ground, Bradley County, Tennessee, 1832-1837 (Snell, 1980)
- From War to Peace : World War II and the Postwar Years, Bradley County, Tennessee, 1940-1950 (Snell & George, 1986) [name index]*
- Fun, Fact, and Philosophy : The Diary of John Coffee Williamson, 1858-1861 (Williamson, 1996) [name index]*
- Goodspeed's Bradley County History (1988) [name index]
- Hard Times Remembered : Bradley County and the Great Depression (Snell, 1983) [name index]
- Heritage of Bradley County, Tennessee, 1836-1998 (Bradley County Heritage Book Committee, 1998) [surname index]*
- History of Bradley County (Wooten, 1949) [name index]*
- History of Bradley County : A Contribution to the American Revolution Bicentennial Observance (Lillard, 1976) [name index]*
- History of Broad Street United Methodist Church, Cleveland, Tennessee, 1836-1984 : The Story of Methodism in Bradley County (Trewhitt, 1984) [name index]
- History of the Rebellion in Bradley County, East Tennessee (Hurlburt, 1988) [name index]
- Horse and Saddle Days on Candies Creek in Bradley County, Tennessee (Ross, 1973)
- McDonald & Environs (Henry, 1997)*
- Reflections Past and Present : A Pictorial History of Bradley County, 1836-1991 (Bradley County Historical Society, 1991)*
Additional county and community histories can be found at the Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources: Bradley County. The items in the bibliography may not all be available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Published Local Records
- 1840 Federal Census Bradley County, Tennessee (Randolph, 1974?) [alphabetical]
- 1860 Federal Census, Bradley County, Tennessee (Snell, 1983) [alphabetical]
- 1860 Slave Schedule Bradley County, Tennessee (Fagen, 2001) [alphabetical by slaveholder]*
- 1880 Census, Tennessee, Transcription for Bradley County (Sistler, 1979) [alphabetical]
- Abstracts of Ocoee District Early Land Records-Entries (Lucille McClure, 1990) [alphabetical]
- Bradley County, Tennessee, 1850 Federal Census (Campbell, 1973) [alphabetical]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee 1862 Direct Tax List [alphabetical]
- Bradley County Tennessee 1870 Census Index (Lee College [Cleveland, TN]), 1986) [alphabetical]
- Bradley County, Tennessee, 1900 Census Index (Cleveland Public Library, 1989) [alphabetical]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Book, 1840-1859 [2 vols.] (WPA, 1938) [name index]
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Case Files, 1860-1880, index (Fagen, 1998) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee Circuit Court Case File Abstracts 1836- 1860 (state cases) : and the trial of Alexander Wallace for the Murder of Paul Herriford (Sherrill, 1988) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Circuit Court Case Files, 1860-1880 [vol. 1 State cases; vol. 2 Civil cases] (Fagen & Wiefering, 1997) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Circuit Court Case Files, 1880-1900 [vol. 1 State cases; vol. 2 Civil cases] (Fagen, 1997) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Circuit Court Minute Book, 1837-1842 (Fagen & Wiefering, 1998) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Confederate Pension Applications (Wiefering & Sherrill, 1990) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Death Record Abstracts, 1913 Through 1925 (Welchance & Sherrill, 1988) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Entry Taker's Book, 1840-41 (WPA, 1939) [name index]
- Bradley County Tennessee Marriage Records, 1887-1901 (Cleveland Public Library, 1986) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Tax Lists of 1837, 1838, 1839 : [alphabetical by district] (Snell, 1979) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Tombstone Inscriptions (WPA, 1937) [name index]
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics 1926 Through 1930 (Wiefering, 1997) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics 1931 Through 1935 (Wiefering, 1997) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics 1936 Through 1941 (Wiefering, 1998) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics 1942 Through 1946 (Wiefering, 1998) [name index]*
- Bradley County, Tennessee, Will Book, 1859-1884 (WPA, 193?) [name index]
- Bradley County Will Book, 1864-1883, Index (Fagen, 19??) [name index]*
- Canday's Creek Baptist Church of Bradley County : Minutes, 1849-1866 (WPA, 1941) [name index]
- Cherokee Property Valuations in Tennessee, 1836 (Hoskins, 1984) [name index]
- Chickamauga Reservoir Cemeteries (Douthat, 1986) [surname index]*
- Circuit Court Minute Books, Bradley County, Tennessee [vol.1 1838-1839; vol. 2 1840-1842] (Fagen, 2005) [name index]
- Circuit Court Minutes of Bradley County, 1837-1842 [2 vols.] (WPA, 1942) [name index]
- Death Records From Tipton Funeral Home, Cleveland, Tennessee, January 1, 1899-October 19, 1914 (Fagen, 2015) [alphabetical]
- Ft. Hill Cemetery 1836-2006, Cleveland, Tennessee (Green, 2006) [alphabetical]
- Historical Cemetery Records of Bradley County, Tennessee (Ross, 1973) [surname index]
- Index to the Ocoee District Early Land Records - Entries (McClure, 1990) [alphabetical]
- Marriage book I, 1864-1887, Bradley County, Tennessee (Manly, 1985) [name index]*
- Minutes of the Circuit Court of Bradley County : Book B, 1838-1841 (WPA, 1941) [name index]
- Petitions from Bradley County to the Tennessee State Legislature, 1837-1866 (Sherrill, 1992) [name index]
- Ocoee Land District Maps (Douthat, 2013) [name index]
- Selected Cemeteries of Bradley County, Tennessee (1972-1989) (Hicks, 1999) [name index]*
- Tennessee, Records of Bradley County : Journal of Augustine F. Shannon, 1848-1850 (WPA, 1940) [name index]
Local Records on Microfilm
An inventory of microfilmed Bradley County records is available on our web site. Individual reels of microfilm may also be purchased.
Earliest records include:
- marriages from 1864
- wills from 1859
- deed index from 1865
- chancery court minutes from 1838
- county court minutes from 1864
- circuit court minutes from 1838
- tax books from 1865
The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from the Library and Archives:
- Wills -- 1859-1905 (#22, 1 reel)*
- WPA Records, Bradley County (Record Group #107, Roll 6, 1 reel) Roll includes Circuit Court Minutes, Pts. I & II (1837-1842), Circuit Court Minutes, Book B, Parts I & II (1838-1841), Chancery Court Book, Pts. I & II (1840-1859), Entry Taker's Book (1840-1841), Will Book (1859-1884), Minutes of Canday's Creek Baptist Church (1849-1893), Minutes of White Plains Baptist Church (1843-1844), Journal of Augustine P. Shannon (1848-1850) and Tombstone Inscriptions (undated).*
Newspapers on Microfilm
Newspapers were published in Charleston and Cleveland. Scattered early issues are available from 1854, and a complete run begins in 1922. Microfilms are loaned to Tennessee libraries. Individual reels may also be purchased. An Inventory of Newspapers on Microfilm at the Library and Archives is available on our web site.
Selected Manuscripts Material
- Allen Family Papers-Addition, 1834-1942*
- Bradley County Miscellaneous Records, ca. 1835-1960 (Microfilm Manuscript #561, 4 reels)*
- Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.) Court Records, 1891-1953 (Microfilm Manuscript #1668, 12 reels)*
- First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. Cleveland, Bradley County, 1837-1986 (Microfilm Manuscript #1148, 1 reel)*
- Hardwick, Johnston, Corn, and Jarnigan Family Scrapbooks, 1875-1968 (Microfilm Manuscript #1337, 3 reels)*
- Philippi Baptist Church Records. Cleveland, Bradley County, 1841-1992 (Microfilm Manuscript #1366, 1 reel)*
- Quarterly Conference Records of the Holston Conference of the Methodist Church. Bradley County, 1864-1893 (Microfilm Manuscript #1505, 1 reel)*
- St. Luke's Episcopal Church Records. Bradley County, 1867-1970 (Microfilm Manuscript #602, 1 reel)*
- Union Missionary Baptist Church Minute Books. Bradley County, 1852-1993 (Microfilm Manuscript #1398, 1 reel)*
- William Cowan Lee Account Books, 1888-1924 (Microfilm Manuscript #651, 1 reel)*
Search for Manuscripts Material in our Catalog
- Census on microfilm for Bradley County: 1840-1880, 1900-1930
- State-wide census index: 1840-1880
- State-wide census index on microfilm (Soundex): 1880, 1900-1930
- Bradley County census records in book form: 1840, 1850*, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900*
Additional Research Aids for Bradley County
- County Index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications
- Early Tennessee Tax Lists at the Tennessee State Library and Archives
- Funeral Home Records at the Tennessee State Library and Archives
- Index to Tennessee Death Records 1908-1912
- Index to Tennessee Death Records 1914-1933
- School Census Records
- Tennessee World War I Veterans
* Indicates this title may be borrowed on interlibrary loan from the Library and Archives.
Bradley County Formation Act
ACTS OF TENNESSEE 1836, CHAPTER 12:
"An Act establishing the county of Bradley."
SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, That the territory contained in the lines herein after mentioned, shall constitute a county to be called the county of Bradley, in honor of and to perpetuate the memory of Col. Edward Bradley, late of Shelby County.
SECTION 2. The said county of Bradley shall be bounded as follows, to wit:- Beginning at the point on the south bank of Hiwassee River, where the Rhea county line terminates; thence along said line until it strikes the Hamilton County line, at Wilson Evans's; thence along said line to the White Oak Mountain; thence along the extreme height of said mountain and the Hamilton County line entire, until it strikes the five mile point of Hamilton County line, on the dividing line between the states of Georgia and Tennessee; thence along said line until it strikes the main channel of the Hiwassee River; thence down the said main channel with the center thereof, including such islands as there may be therein, to the beginning.
SECTION 3. For the administration of justice in said county of Bradley, the county courts shall be held at the Methodist camp ground, near the head of Chatsian Creek, until the last Saturday in May next; at which time, a vote shall be taken by the qualified voters of said county, between some two or more places, which shall be put in nomination by the justices of the county court, at their first term in May; and the place which shall receive the largest number of votes shall be the place of holding the different courts, in said county, until further provided for by law; PROVIDED, said justices shall not designate any Indian reservation, without the consent of the Indians residing thereon, at the times it is required to be held in the counties now established; and circuit courts shall also be held at the same place, on such days as may be designated in an act to be passed at the present session on the subject of circuit courts. The said courts shall be held at the place aforesaid, until a seat of justice be established, and then the same shall be held at such seat of justice. Said courts shall be under the same rules, regulations and restrictions, and shall exercise the same power and authority and jurisdiction that are possessed by said courts in other counties of this state.
SECTION 4. The deputy sheriff of McMinn County, Joseph W. McMillan, or in case he should die, remove, or refuse to act, the sheriff of the said county of McMinn, with the power to appoint as many deputies as may be necessary, shall hold an election at the times and places as may be designated in the general laws to be passed at the present session of the general assembly, for the election of all county and district officers, as well as militia officers, for said county; and the said officers, when elected, shall be commissioned in the same manner and have the same powers, duties and emoluments, as other officers of the same grade and denomination.
SECTION 5. The militia of the said county shall compose one regiment, and be numbered and attached to such brigade as may be provided in the militia law of the present session.
SECTION 6. That said county of Bradley shall be attached to the county of McMinn, for the election of representatives and senators in the General assembly, and members of Congress, and the election of electors of president and vice president until otherwise ordered by law.
SECTION 7. The justices of the peace to be elected by said county, shall be qualified by some justice of the peace, of any adjoining county, at the first term of their court, after their election, or the said oaths may be administered by any circuit judge of this state. When the county seat is established said town shall be called Cleveland, in honor of Col. Benjamin Cleveland; PROVIDED, nothing in this act contained, shall extend to authorize any further jurisdiction over the Cherokee Indians, than such as is authorized by the act of 1833.
Passed on February 10, 1836
Bradley County Bibliography
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Bradley County in General
- Addison, Stephen O. Footnotes from the dustbins of history. Cleveland, the author, 1992. 250 pp.
- Addison, Stephen O. Seen the glory: Mark Thrash buried the dead at Chickamauga: the story of the oldest person of our county 1820-1943. Cleveland, 1991. 95 pp.
- Allred, Charles E. Farm housing in TN, with regional comparisons. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1937. 45 pp. (its Monograph #26)
- Allred, Charles E. Home conveniences on TN farms, with regional comparisons. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1937. 41 pp. (its Monograph #30)
- Bachman, Memorial Home: its founding & history with memories by its alumni. Cleveland, the home, 1994. 51 pp.
- Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Bradley County, Preliminary #36). Nashville, TSLA, 1974. 37 pp.
- Bradley County, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 12 pp.
- Chronicles of Bradley. v.1, 1982-. (irregular) Bradley County Hist. Soc.
- Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Bradley County, TN. 2 vols. Cleveland, Historical & Pictorial Advertising, 1929.
- Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. City & county with a future! Cleveland, Bradley County, TN. Cleveland, Historical & Pictorial Advertising, 1929. 64 pp.
- Connell, Moody K. Rebel scouts: the last ride home. Kearney, NE, Morris Pub., 1995. 175 pp.
- Corn, James F. C.L. Hardwick: a biographical sketch. N.p., 1982. 18 pp.
- Corn, James F. Red Clay & Rattlesnake Springs: a history of the Cherokee Indians of Bradley County, TN. Cleveland, n.p., 1959. 108 pp. (reprinted 1976).
- Crawley, Clyde Jr. "Tales of ghosts & the supernatural of east TN." Unp. mss, 1974-1984. Western KY U Folklore, Folklife & Oral History Archives. 29 pp. (seven stories from Bradley County)
- Eaton, Rachel C. John Ross & the Cherokee Indians. U Chicago thesis, 1919. 153 pp. (reprinted by AMS, 1978).
- Edwards, R. M. Bradley County & the town of Cleveland. East TN Hist. & Biographical, pp. 355-378.
- 1820, Ross House, "Floret qui laboret," Lewis Ross Museum. Charleston, A. R. Bentley, 1983. 97 pp.
- From war to peace: World War II & the post-war years, Bradley County, TN, 1940-1950. Cleveland, Bradley Co. Hist. Soc., 1986. 176 pp.
- Gardner, A. Dudley. Survey of the Davis site (JLGI). Typescript, 1980. 11 pp.
- Goodspeed's history of east TN (Bradley County, pp. 798-804, 926-987), Goodspeed, 1887.
- Hambright, Gavin R. General store account register. Privately printed, 1987. 186 pp.
- Hard times remembered: Bradley County & the great depression, selected essays & recollections. Ed. by William R. Snell. Cleveland, Bradley Co. Hist. Soc., 1983. 135 pp.
- Harle, Louise. I remember: tall tales & true of Cleveland & Bradley County. N.p., 1979. 157 pp.
- The history of Bradley County: a contribution to the American Revolution Bicentennial observance, by the History Committee, Bradley County Chapter, ETHS. Ed. by Roy G. Lillard. Cleveland, the chapter, 1976. 481 pp. (2d ed., rev., 1976. 481 pp.).
- Hooper, I. H. The wonder of the world: America's Mount Ebal, discovered by I. H. Hooper, 1891. Shows the inscription or tablet rock, found in Bradley County, TN, USA. Charleston, W.F. Duncan, 1893. 16 pp.
- Howard, Constance Y. Tardigrades from Rattlesnake Spring, Bradley County, TN. ETSU thesis, 1980. 97 pp.
- Hurlburt, J.S. History of the rebellion in Bradley County, east TN. Indianapolis, Downey & Brouse, 1866. 280 pp. (reprinted 1988, Cleveland, Sink-Moore Pub. Inc., 280 pp.).
- Lillard, Roy G. Bradley County. MSU Press, 1980. 133 pp.
- Long, Grady M. "Folk medicine in McMinn, Polk, Bradley & Meigs counties, TN, 1910-1927." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 28 (1962), pp. 1-8.
- Longwith, John. The spark of enterprise: a history of Dixie Foundry-Magic Chef, Inc. Cleveland, Magic Chef, 1988. 148 pp.
- McClary, Ben H. & LeRoy P. Graf, eds. "Vineland in TN, 1852: the journal of Rosine Parmentier." ETHSP 31 (1959), pp. 95-111.
- McGhee, Lucy K., comp. Cherokee & Creek Indians: returns of property left in TN & GA, 1838. Book vol. no. 64, for the counties of Bradley... Washington, D.C., 1957. 32 pp.
- Manly, Elizabeth C. Chatata Valley. Cleveland, Carroll Print. Co., 1981. 101 pp.
- Market profile analysis: community profile analysis, consumer & business demographic reports, Bradley County, TN. 1994/1995 ed. Santa Clara, CA, Strategic Mapping Inc., 1994. 2 vols., loose-leaf.
- Murray, Melba L. Bradley divided: Bradley County, TN during the Civil War. Collegedale, College Press, 1992. 480 pp.
- Murray, Raymond L. Grandpa saw it happen: World War II, Normandy Beach to the Elbe River. Collegedale, College Press, 1993. 250 pp.
- Newsletter. v.1, 1992-. (irregular) Bradley County Hist. Soc.
- Piper, Mary G. Church organization in Bradley County, TN, in 1950. UT thesis, 1952. 269 pp.
- Pompey, Sherman L. Civil War veterans buried in Bradley County, TN. Eugene, OR, Western Oregon Genealogical Research Library, 1978. 5 pp.
- Reflections past & present: a pictorial history of Bradley County, 1836-1991. Cleveland, Bradley County Hist. Soc., 1991. 250 pp.
- Ross, Ernest L. Abandoned public school sites in Bradley County, TN. N.p., 1974. 20 pp.
- Ross, Ernest L. An educational study of Bradley County, TN. UT thesis, 1940. 92 pp.
- Ross, Ernest L. Horse & saddle days on Candies Creek in Bradley County, TN. Cleveland, n.p., 1973. 91 pp.
- Rymer, S. B. The Magic Chef story. NY, Newcomen Soc. in North America, 1979. 24 pp.
- Sherrill, Charles A. "The trial of Alexander Wallace for the murder of Paul Herriford, Bradley County, TN, 1849." In Bradley County TN circuit court case file abstracts, 1836-1860. Cleveland, Public Library, 1988. var. pp.
- Slay, James L. A history of Bradley County, TN, to 1861. UT thesis, 1967. 123 pp.
- Slay, James L. "The settlement & organization of Bradley County, TN." ETHSP 44 (1972), pp. 3-16.
- Snell, William R. Annals of Red Clay Council Ground, Bradley County, TN. Nashville, TN Hist. Comm., 1975. 71 pp.
- Snell, William R. The councils at Red Clay Council Ground, Bradley County, TN, 1832-1837. Cleveland, Modern-Way Print. Co., 1977. 1980. 16 pp.
- Soil survey, Bradley County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1951, 1958.
- Stamper, Isaac J. The Civil War diary of Isaac J. Stamper, of Bradley County, TN; enlisted Dec. 26, 1861 at Sweetwater, TN; his regiment surrendered May 9, 1865. Cleveland, Public Library, 1970. 82 pp.
- Sutton, Thomas C. Relationship between metamorphism & geologic structure along the Great Smoky fault system, Parksville quadrangle, Polk & Bradley counties, TN. UT thesis, 1971. 148 pp.
- TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.
- TN Hist. Records Survey. Records of Bradley County: journal of Augustine F. Shannon, 1848-1850. Nashville, the survey, 1940. 54 pp.
- TN Valley Authority. Lower Hiwassee Valley: summary of resources. Knoxville, TVA, 1963. 1 vol.
- Thatch, T.E. Brief sketch of a country neighborhood in Bradley County, eight miles south of Cleveland, TN. N.p., 1894. 18 pp.
- Tomlinson, A.J. Diary of A.J. Tomlinson, vol. 1, 1901-1923. Editorial notes by Homer A. Tomlinson. NY, Church of God World Headquarters, 1949. 265 pp.
- Traunfeld, Jon. Direct marketing in east TN: a study of the Bradley County farmers' market. UT thesis, 1982. 89 pp.
- Trewhitt, Frank G. "Ghost tales from Bradley County." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 29 (1963), pp. 10-12.
- US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Birchwood, Charleston, Calhoun, Snow Hill, South Cleveland, East Cleveland, Benton, Ooltewah, McDonald, Felker, Parksville, Ringgold, Cohutta.
- Wiefering, Edna. Bradley County TN Confederate pension applications, by Edna Wiefering & Charles A. Sherrill. Cleveland, Public Library, 1990. 165 pp.
- Wooten, John M. Brief sketches of pioneer families of Bradley County, TN. Chattanooga, 1934-1936. 221 pp.
- Wooten, John M. A history of Bradley County. Cleveland, Bradley County Post 81, American Legion, 1949. 323 pp.
- Wooten, John M. Red Clay Council Ground, 1832-1839; last capitol of the Cherokee Nation east of the Mississippi River. N.p., 1938. 11 pp. (same as author's Red Clay in history, with the addition of a letter from the Chief of Smithsonian Institute, one illustration & one diagram)
- Wooten, John M. Red Clay in history. Cleveland, n.p., 1935. 11 pp.
- Wooten, John M., comp. Scrapbook history of Bradley County, TN, 1936-1938. 2 vols, s.n., n.d. Newspaper clippings.
- Hardy, Lucina E. An album of historical memories: ChatataTasso, Bradley County, TN, 1830-1961. N.p., 1962. 84 pp.
- Addison, Stephen O. Profile of a patriot: Benjamin Cleveland, hero of Kings Mountain. Cleveland, the author, 1993. 248 pp.
- Ballard, Kim. Cleveland business directory, 1865-1883. Cleveland, privately printed, 1991. 20 pp.
- Bell, Nimrod J. Railroad recollections for over thirty-eight years. Atlanta, GA, Franklin Print. & Pub. Co., 1896. 167 pp.
- Burkhead, Homer. Guest's guide: points of interest in Cleveland. Cleveland, n.p., n.d. 13 pp.
- Carter, Myra I. Diary of Myra Adelaide Inman of Cleveland, TN during the War Between the States, 1860-1865. Cleveland?, WPA transcription, 1940. 317 pp.
- Catalist: business & household digest of Cleveland. Loveland, CO, US West Marketing Resources, 1991-.
- Centenary College, Cleveland, TN. Puffs & patches. Annual (college yearbook).
- Cleveland, TN historic district zoning: recommendations & guidelines. Murfreesboro, MTSU, 1979. 110 pp.
- Conn, Charles. Cradle of the Pentecost. Cleveland, Pathway Press, 1981. 200 pp.
- Conn, Charles W. Like a mighty army, moves the church of God, 1886-1976. Cleveland, Pathway Press, 1976. 380 pp. (rev. ed.).
- Craigmiles historic structures report, submitted by Leatherwood, Inc., with a history by Charles A. Sherrill. Cleveland, privately produced, 1990. 130 pp.
- Crews, Elmer M., Jr. From the back alleys to uptown: a history of the Church of God, Cleveland, TN. Auburn U. dissertation, 1988.
- Cross reference directory of greater Chattanooga & vicinity: Cleveland- Dalton, 1991-. Independence, Kansas City Pub., Co., 1991-. var. pp.
- Cummings, Frank. History of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Cleveland, TN, 1867-1967. Cleveland, the church, 1967. 99 pp.
- Duggar, Lillie. A. J. Tomlinson, former overseer of the Church of God. Cleveland, White Wing Pub. House, 1964. 807 pp.
- Hardwick Stove Company catalog. Cleveland, Hardwick Stove Co., various eds.
- Hensley-Schmidt, Inc. A topics study in the Cleveland urban area, Cleveland, TN: for the state of TN Dept. Highways & the city of Cleveland & county of Bradley, TN, in cooperation with the US Dept. Transportation, FHA. Nashville, TN Dept. Highways, 1971. 52 pp.
- History of Broad Street United Methodist Church, Cleveland, TN, 1836-1984: the story of Methodism in Bradley County & of the group which became the Broad Street UMC. Ed. by Katharine L. Trewhitt. Cleveland, the church, 1984. 279 pp.
- Lee College, Cleveland, TN. Vindagua. Annual (college yearbook).
- Morelock, Ann & Katherine Trewhitt, eds. History of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, TN, 1837-1987. Cleveland, TN, the church, 1989. 313 pp.
- Ray, Mauldin A. A study of the history of Lee College, Cleveland, TN. U Houston dissertation, 1964.
- St. Luke's Episcopal Church: the last twenty-five years, 1967-1992. Written & edited by Frank Cummings, et al. Cleveland, privately printed, 1992. 32 pp.
- Snell, William R. Cleveland the beautiful: a history of Cleveland, TN, 1842- 1931. Cleveland, First Am. Nat. Bank, 1986. 458 pp.
- Wooten, John M. Centennial of the First Presbyterian Church, US, in Cleveland, TN, 1837-1937. Cleveland, the author, 1937. 33 pp.
- Donnelly, Polly W., ed. James County: a lost county of TN. Ooltewah, ETHS, 1983. 281 pp.
- Wooten, John M. James County scrapbook. S.n., 1937. Newspaper & magazine clippings.