Served as mayor: December 1, 1891–November 30, 1893
Caleb Maxwell Nolen was born in Gaston County, North Carolina, to Lemuel and Almina Bradley Nolen. He lived most of his life in Gaston County. He lived in Crowders Mountain in the early 1880’s where he worked in merchandising, selling Singer Sewing machines. He worked for nearly 50 years for the Southern Railway and the Sothern Express Company as an agent in Kings Mountain, Gastonia and Lowell. He also owned and operated Nolen’s News Agency. He was an active member in the Methodist church, as well as being on the official board of two churches.
Caleb was married to his wife, Mary Frances Jenkins Nolen, for 21 years until she passed away in 1902. The couple had nine children together. Caleb never remarried.
Caleb Maxwell Nolen passed away at the age of 76.