The history behind the Q.H. Metcalfe Store
and the Metcalfe family goes back over a century. The land, original buildings and boxcar are located just minutes from Nell's Farm House in the Metcalfe community and was given in loving memory of Quincy Hague Metcalfe by the Gene Metcalfe family. From this site Mr. Q. H. Metcalfe supervised section crews for the Lawndale Railway and Industrial Company, 1899-1943.
Nell's House is the perfect place to relax or be active. Some of the possible activities and attractions in our area include:
Don Gibson Theater- The Don Gibson Theatre, is a 400 seat venue that serves primarily as a very intimate concert hall bringing you the best in live entertainment.
The Earl Scruggs Center
- The Earl Scruggs Center combines the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, with the unique and engaging story of the history and cultural traditions of the region in which Mr. Scruggs was born and raised. It was in the nearby Flint Hill community where Mr. Scruggs learned to play banjo and began the three-finger playing style that has come to be known around the world as “Scruggs Style.”
Cleveland County Fair
- The largest county fair in the State of North Carolina with over 100,000 attending each year in late September.
Shelby City Park: The home to a completely restored 1919 Herchell-Spillman Shelby City Park Carrousel and highlighted each spring by the Foothills Merry-Go-Round Festival.
Fishing at nearby fishing lake - The John H. Moss Lake, located between Shelby and Kings Mountain, offers boating, swimming, and fishing. There is also a Carp lake with a smaller pond just down the road. Lake James, Lake Norman, and Lake Lure are all located from 20 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes away.
Tennis courts (city courts)
Shopping downtown or at outlet malls and antique shops in the area
The Metcalfe Store
- In the upper end of the county is the Lawndale Historical Museum where you can see the “Lawndale Dummy,” a private railway that ran between Shelby and Lawndale. The Metcalfe Store located in the Metcalfe community is part of Debi and Harold Metcalfe's family heritage. Be sure to stop by and see the store where the dummy stopped on each run to fill up with water.