|LETTER FROM THE MAYOR
Welcome to the City of Shelby Website, a Home Page that will help you find answers to frequently asked questions about our City and the services we provide.
If you live or work in our community, then you already know we are staffed by hard working, courteous individuals who work diligently to provide you with the highest level of service at all times. Many of our employees have been with us for many years, and even if you do not know them by name, you may recognize them as your friend or neighbor.
Affectionately known as the "City of Pleasant Living”, Shelby is located at the confluence of the beautiful rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the bustling Metrolina region of the Carolinas. Our proximity allows us easy, convenient access to two international airports - Charlotte-Douglas, a short 50 minute drive and Greenville-Spartanburg, a quick hour and 15 minute drive just over the South Carolina state line.
If you are new to our City and visiting this site to investigate a job opportunity, to locate a business, or to answer a question about a City service like garbage pick up or where to pay your utility bill, then I hope you have no difficulty obtaining the information you seek. Should you need further assistance, I encourage you to contact us at the listed phone numbers and addresses. We will be happy to help any way we can.
Let me share a few facts and information that may be of interest to you about our fine City. Shelby was incorporated in 1843 and named for Colonel Isaac Shelby, a Revolutionary War hero at the nearby Battle of Kings Mountain. Our Uptown Central Business District is a nationally registered historic district by the US Department of the Interior and is one of the most beautiful courthouse squares in the southeast. Shelby's wide sidewalks are notorious for their signature large live oak trees, providing a shade and a great place to take a leisurely walk around the square. The historic 1907 courthouse will soon become a museum to celebrate the legacy of Bluegrass Banjo pioneer and Shelby native Earl Scruggs. When it opens, the Earl Scruggs Center: Music and Stories from the American South will be well worth a visit to our community. Just a couple of blocks away is the world acclaimed Don Gibson Theatre with a full calendar of music and entertainment opportunities to enjoy. We also hope you will take time to visit our City Park a few blocks west of the uptown area. There you can stroll through the beautiful Thompson Gardens, ride the historic 1919 Herschel-Spillman Carrousel, or miniature Train. If you need to beat the heat, take a swim in our Olympic-sized swimming pool. Shelby is also home to the annual American Legion Baseball World Series. Legion ball players from all over the US converge on Shelby for the four day event. If you enjoy baseball, Shelby is the place to be in August.
Again, we hope our website provides you with the information you need as you learn more about Shelby. Please feel free to contact me or any of our City staff for further assistance. We will be happy to help.
O. Stanhope Anthony III, Mayor