CLEVEDALE HISTORIC INN AND GARDENS
Clevedale, once a thriving farm, was first named in the latter 19 th century by Jesse Franklin Cleveland. He was a descendant of the Cleveland family that traces its roots to a tract of land in North Riding of Yorkshire, England which produced such notables as Moses Cleaveland, the founder of Cleveland, Ohio, and Steven Grover Cleveland, the 22 nd and 24 th President of the United States.
The original dwelling, facing south toward Willis Road, was built in the 1790s and was part of a 440 acre farm. Shortly before World War I in 1913, the current structure was razed as a wedding gift for Conrad Cleveland, Sr. and his wife, Louise. As the story goes,
Louise disliked country living so much that a home in downtown Spartanburg was built and Clevedale became their vacation property.