WWI & Cumberland County, TN

The year is 1917 and the United States had just declared war. Americans had not been involved in a world war since the Revolution. But just as their grandfathers had, the men of Cumberland County, in true volunteer fashion, did not shy away from their American duty. 

Automobiles & Moonshine – A New Generation

Growing up in the south, NASCAR country, fast cars are nothing new. We all remember the day Dale died, but what is fascinating is not long ago these roads through Cumberland County had never seen a car. Once they did fascination grew, wonder ensued, cars came alive, and whiskey soon followed. 

The Beginning of a New Era

A new age had come to Crossville, TN, and it took many by storm: hangings, railroads, industry, prosperity, politics, and war. The simple way of life that many new settlers had moved there for was ending, but the town needed to grow.

Power Through

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney.

The Civil War in Cumberland County (Part 2)

The geological paradox that is the Cumberland Plateau caused problems with the Civil War soldiers tasked with controlling the region. As a result a multitude of guerilla gangs and raids took place in the area.

The Civil War in Cumberland County (Part 1)

“….when the Provisional Army of Tennessee was formally handed over to the Confederacy, more than twenty-five thousand Tennesseans enlisted in more than fifty regiments across the state.”

Establishing Cumberland County, TN

In total three attempts were made to establish Cumberland County. In 1837 the attempt created Cheatham County and in 1844 no result came of the attempt. Finally, in 1855 Cumberland County presented its own petition and was granted the county created from the six far corners. 

Setting Goals

“Here’s how I’m going to beat you. I’m going to outwork you. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.”
— Pat Summitt

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