Cumberland County is roughly midway between Knoxville and Nashville atop the Cumberland Plateau. I-40 skirts the county seat, Crossville. The altitude mitigates the southern summer, and makes it a pleasant place for a vacation. Tourism is a significant part of the local economy. There are a disproportionate number of resorts, golf courses, and other such areas catering both to tourists and the large number of people who decide to make their vacation permanent. Industries include publishing, ceramics, baked goods, stationery products, knit products, and canned goods. Visitors enjoy several resorts, (two of which are clothing optional), a jewel of a state park, an unusually large playhouse, and outlet malls. But this area is emphatically not overrun with development. There is plenty of publicly owned wilderness for hikers and canoers.
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Crossville - Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce
Provides details of businesses, services, and recreation facilities within the county.
County statistical profile, including education status, unemployment, and income.
The Cumberland Watchdog
Free news, information, and posting service.