Land and Early Place Names

The Land:

Cumberland County is located in the Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee. The Cumberland Plateau was named in honor of the Cumberland Mountains for the Duke of Cumberland (then Prime Minister of England) by Dr. Thomas Walker, a Virginia native and Tennessee frontiersman.

Cumberland County has an area of 678 square miles. The plateau rises from 1700 to 2000 feet above sea level. The best land is in the valleys and coves of the county. Grassy Cove, Crab Orchard, Ozone and the Sequatchie Valley are among the prettiest sites around. Two rivers, the Caney Fork and the Obed, drain most of the county.


Adam’s Ford Kemmer Stand
Antioch King’s
Baker’s Crossroads Lantana
Big Lick Lineria (Linary)
Bird’s Branch Mammy
Browntown Meridian
Burke Music
Crab Orchard Neverfail
Creston New Era
Dogwood New Home
Erasmus Newton
Flat Rock Northville
Flynn’s Cove Oak Grove
Forest Hill Ozone
Genesis Pew’s
Gibson Pleasant Hill
Grassy Cove Pomona
Griever Fork Pyott’s Chapel
Hale’s Chapel Steven’s Gap
Halfway Tabor
Haley’s Grove Thomas Springs
Hebbertsburg Westel
Hickory Grove Winesap
Howard’s Springs Woody
Johnson Stand

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