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.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney.
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.
“….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.”
“Success is a project that is always under construction.”
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.
“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
“All the pioneers were brave, hardy, patient and ambitious. Yet the Tennessee backwoodsman was the sturdiest of all. The daily menace of Indians, the bear, the panther, the wolf, and the rattlesnake, and their isolation from the thickly settled communities of the East caused them to be self-reliant and independent.” (Moore, The Volunteer State, p.320)
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