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WELCOME TO CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE. WE ARE GLAD YOU'RE HERE!

“You have come to the fastest growing, most promising, hospitable, beautiful, and happiest little city in all of Tennessee.” –Albert Gore (Sr.) 

 

From challenging hiking trails to cozy campgrounds, from festivals and lake adventures to golf, Crossville is a place adventurers and leisure seekers alike gather for the perfect getaway all year round. Nestled in the Cumberland Plateau, Crossville is the perfect escape from surrounding cities like Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga along with a great Tennessee destination for out of state visitors.

HISTORY OF CROSSVILLE

Established in 1855 and named for the beautiful mountains surrounding it, Crossville has hosted a variety of historical events, programs and projects throughout time. Now, it’s an inclusive city boasting with retirees, young professionals, and travelers near and far.

A place rich in history, local eateries, and activities—there’s a little something for everyone in Crossville! Crossville was named after an intersection known as Lambeths’s Crossroads which was the modern intersection of Main Street and Stanley Street. The two main highways that cross paths in Crossville are US-70 and US-127.  

The Cumberland Homesteads came into existence during the Great Depression when the federal government’s Subsistence Homestead Division initiated a housing project south of Crossville. The purpose of this project was to provide small farms for several hundred poverty-stricken families. The project’s recreational area later became the center and basis for the Cumberland Mountain State Park.

EXPLORE CUMBERLAND COUNTY'S BACKYARD

Crossville is in the center of an amazing triangle of adventure that blends the woods and waters of numerous national and state parks with a quality family vacation environment in Middle Tennessee. The Cumberland Plateau is located at some 2000 feet above sea-level with amazing views and endless adventure for golfing, hiking, kayaking and camping.

Cumberland County boasts a diverse environment for all ages and interests including two retirement communities, Fairfield Glade and Lake Tansi, as well as endless opportunities for arts and culture with the Cumberland County Playhouse and the Civil War Trail.