Cleveland’s history officially began in 1836
Located on the northwest corner of Liberty County, Cleveland is a city with a history dating back to 1836 when the Texas General Land Office began giving grants in exchange for service in the Army. A community formed after 1878 when Charles Lander Cleveland, a local judge, deeded 63.6 acres of land to the Houston, East and West Texas Railway for only one dollar with the request that a station bear his name. In 1900 the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe railroad appeared so Cleveland served as a junction for these major railways. Soon the echoes of saws and steam engines filled the forests around Cleveland as sawmill towns proliferated and East Texas’s lumber industry grew up amidst these railroad towns. The Cleveland area was finally incorporated in 1939. Now most of the sawmills are gone, yet Cleveland remains a vital shipping point for lumber products and sand and gravel. (History source: City of Cleveland, Texas; photos: Portal to Texas History and Bluebonnet News)
Cleveland is a quick 45-minute drive from downtown Houston on US 59 (I-69). Centered among mixed pine and hardwood forests, and surrounded by the East Fork of the San Jacinto River and the San Jacinto River, the Cleveland area is a beautiful environment where one can find most everything they need to live a good life. With a thriving economy, great schools, churches, recreation and friendly people, Cleveland is truly what a hometown should be.
While Grand Oaks Reserve will have its share of pocket parks, walking trails and recreation centers, the City also has several neighborhood parks and a baseball and softball park just a quarter mile southeast of Grand Oaks. The City is also planning a water park at the baseball and softball complex. Austin Memorial Library, located at 220 S. Bonham Ave., recently wrapped up a $200,000 renovation project. The library boasts 48,000 book titles on the shelves with thousands more available through an inner-library consortium. Library membership is free to every resident of Cleveland.
Every year, the City hosts its annual Fourth of July fireworks show, which rivals events in Kingwood and Conroe. Other annual events hosted by the City’s Unity Committee include Hometown Christmas with a lighted downtown Christmas parade, Treat Street (an annual Halloween event that regularly sees 6,000 people in attendance) and Bunny Blast (a free Easter egg hunt).
The Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce holds monthly luncheons attended by business- and community-minded people who are interested in the success of Cleveland. The City also has a senior citizens center where you can drop in for a meal or volunteer a few hours.
The city is proud to be home to two hospitals – Texas Emergency Hospital, 300 E. Crockett Ave., and Cleveland Emergency Hospital, 1017 S. Travis Ave. – and an urgent care center, HCA Houston ER 24/7. Ambulance service within the city is provided by Allegiance.
Frequently Asked Questions
The zip code for Grand Oaks Reserve is 77327. For your postal needs, Cleveland Post Office is located at 1213 Houston St.
Grand Oaks Reserve’s office is located at 10129 Oakland Hills Dr, near the intersection of the SH 105 Bypass and SH 321.
Grand Oaks Reserve offers a community pool, golf course, tennis court, walking trails, dog park, shopping, dining and much more.
Cleveland Police Department works diligently to safeguard the lives and property of the residents in our community. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.
For non-emergencies or tips, you can contact the Cleveland Police Department at 281-592-2621.
At this time, Cleveland’s Fire Station #1 takes care of the community’s fire and medical emergencies. Fire Station #1 is located at 205 E. Boothe St. For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call the station at 281-592-8721. Grands Oak Reserve will home Fire Station #2, when completed the new station will be located on Grand Oaks Entrance Road.
In the event of an emergency or power outage:
Entergy customers need to call 1-800-968-8243
Sam Houston Electric Co-op customers, call 1-888-444-1207
Gas Emergencies call 1-800-259-5544
Water emergencies call 281-592-2669
After hours call 281-592-2622.