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.
EARLY PLACE NAMES IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
|Adam’s Ford||Kemmer Stand|
|Big Lick||Lineria (Linary)|
|Flynn’s Cove||Oak Grove|
|Griever Fork||Pyott’s Chapel|
|Hale’s Chapel||Steven’s Gap|
|Haley’s Grove||Thomas Springs|