As early as 1832, there were already settlers in Cleveland. It was officially founded as a township in 1885. Logging and lumber mills were the core of the industry and served as a monetary base for Cleveland. Local lore has it that Cleveland was a typically rough frontier town with dirt streets and plenty of saloons. The Double Lake Recreation Area and Campground is one of Texans’ favorite outdoor place. The city’s biggest event of the year, Livestock Show and Dairy Day is held in Stancil Park. An iconic landmark in Cleveland is the Texan Theater, built in 1939.