- Historical Dates and Facts

Early 1770s  William Earl Arrives from England
1790 Census Counts 10 People in Earl
1810 Earl School Established
1874 New Hope Baptist Organized
1885 Southern Railway Comes Through
1888 Earl Post Office Opens
1891 Earl Charter Granted
1900 Fairview AME Zion organized
1910 First Baptist Church of Earl Organized
1958 Fiber Industries Arrives
1967 Earl, Patterson Springs, Camp Elementary Schools Merge,
Earl School Closed
1968 New Post Office Built
1971 Town Charter Reactivated
1986 Cable TV Installed
1987 Current Town Hall and Land Purchased
1996 Cleveland County Water Arrives
1999 City of Shelby Gas Available
1999 First Annual Christmas Parade   
2002 First Annexation 
2004 Lighted Christmas Decorations Installed