Dr. May Wharton’s Introduction to Cumberland County

When the influenza of 1918 hit Cumberland County Dr. Wharton was brand new. She had to quickly learn the mountain people’s ways to help them survive, and she did.

WWII & Cumberland County

Escapes were not unusual at Camp Crossville. As one story is told, three German escapees encountered Granny in the woods. She told them to “git” and when they didn’t, she began to fire. She shot one dead. When the police arrived, Granny cried, learning that she did not shoot “Yankees” but instead Germans. 

Football, A Volunteer Tradition

In the south football is tradition, its excitement, its rivalry, and its history.

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Geology & Industry on the Plateau

The Cumberland Plateau is a geological wonder known to geologists as the Appalachian Plateau. It rises over 1000 feet above every other region around it. The layers of limestone, shale, coal, and sandstone make up the mountain at 1,800 feet above sea level. From the earliest settlements of Cumberland County it was clear that these natural resources were the key to survival and building an industrious town. 

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Beginning the Cumberland County Fair

Fair time in Crossville is always exciting. People come out of the woodwork for a night on the town. Frito banditos, funnel cakes, music, rides, pageant dresses, stinky cattle stalls and so much more come to mind when we think of the county fair. But what most do not know is our beloved fair had a rocky start. It took several goes, people, and years to get it right.

Beginning the Cumberland Homesteads

The stock market crashed in October of 1929 and by 1933 Cumberland County was literally starving. During the Great Depression one in four workers were unemployed, farmer’s could not afford their land anymore, sharecroppers were evicted, and wages were slashed. There was a walkout at the Harriman Hosiery Mill, a strike at the mines in Wilder, and “impending civil war.” Residents were tired, hungry, fed-up, and feeling overlooked. 

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Alvin C. York

Sergeant Alvin C. York, the most famous Medal of Honor winner in WWI history, a Tennessee treasure

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