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Cleveland Ranch Nevada

Cleveland Ranch Nevada

Cleveland Ranch Nevada Overview

Cleveland Ranch was a post office town in White Pine County, Nevada.

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Year Established/Founded

Cleveland Ranch Nevada History

There is a lot of history about Cleveland Ranch (and someone even wrote a 440-page book about it, Cleveland Ranch History by Lenora Healey). We have the book and a lot of newspaper clippings to go through to “pick out the best” tidbits to share.

The settlement was originally known as Cleveland, then known as Taft before being renamed Cleveland Ranch. Although in 1882 the newspaper announcement called Cleveland vs Cleveland Ranch. Other references to the settlement found in newspapers in the late 1880s called it Cleveland.

Abner Coburn “Cleve” “A. C.” Cleveland (born November 17, 1839, in Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine, and died August 23, 1906, in White Pine County) and his wife Katherine Minerva Peters settled in the area and the town was named for Abner.

Abner traveled by ship to California in 1858 and that is when he became interested in mining and raising cattle. At some point, he entered Nevada where he met his bride-to-be, Katherine and they were married in 1868.

Abner was a stockman, miner, and legislator. In 1869 he was a member of the Nevada legislature; and a member of the State Senate in 1870-74. In 1894 he was a candidate for governor of Nevada; a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; and an independent candidate for United States Senate in 1898.

Several references have stated he was related to President Stephen Grover Cleveland but did not have proof. I did a quick family search and built out both their trees and found they were distantly connected by their common ancestor, Moses Cleveland (born 1622) and Ann Winn (born 1682).


  • 1875 – Abner and Katherine settled in the area that would later become known as Cleveland Ranch
  • July 2, 1882 – The Cleveland post office opened
  • February 15, 1905 – The Cleveland post office closed
  • February 23, 1909 – The Taft post office opened
  • April 19, 1917 – The Taft post office closed
  • April 19, 1917 – The Cleveland Ranch post office opened
  • November 24, 1924 – The Cleveland Ranch post office closed


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Post Office

The post office in Cleveland, Nevada was open from July 2, 1882 to February 15, 1905.

  • William C Fletcher 24 Jul 1882 Cleveland
  • Kate M Cleveland 8 Jan 1892 Cleveland

The post office in Taft, Nevada was open from February 23, 1909 to April 19, 1917 and the name was changed to Cleveland Ranch. 

  • John Yelland February 23, 1909 Taft
  • Clara M Anderson April 19, 1917 Taft

The post office in Cleveland Ranch, Nevada was open from April 19, 1917 to November 24, 1924.

  • Clara M Anderson April 19, 1917 Cleveland Ranch
  • Royal F Mathias November 28, 1922 Cleveland Ranch
  • Louis A Yelland June 10, 1924 Cleveland Ranch

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Cleveland Ranch Nevada

The White Pine News • Treasure City, Nevada • 05 Aug 1882, Sat • Page 3

Increased mail Facilities

A semi-weekly mail now leaves here for Schelllburn, and that route has been extended down through Spring Valley to Osceola, via Centerville, Auruim and Muncy Creek. Two new postoffices  have also been established one at Muncy Creek, with Jacob Cameron, Postmaster; the other at Cleveland’s ranch, Mr. Fletcher, Postmaster. This extension of the mail service will prove a great accommodation to the scattered settlements south and east of here.



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The Population of Cleveland Nevada

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Cleveland Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39° 15′ 19.79″ N, 114° 29′ 13.02″ W

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