Cumberland County

Cumberland County Map

This map is intended for general geographical understanding. It does not provide the specific locations of the farms in order to protect the owners’ privacy. Map Courtesy of Carole Swann, Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Cumberland County was established in 1856 from the eight surrounding counties of Bledsoe, Roane, Morgan, Fentress, Rhea, Putnam, Overton, and White. Crossville serves as the county seat. The community of Grassy Cove is one of the most intact agricultural areas of Tennessee. Settled first by Revolutionary War veterans and their families, many of the early settlers’ descendents continue to live and farm in the scenic valley today. Cumberland County is also home to the Cumberland Homestead dwellings that were established during the New Deal era to provide land and homes for impoverished, deserving families who engaged in subsistence farming. In addition, the county has a nationally known Cumberland County Playhouse that serves as a cultural center for the area. For more information regarding Cumberland County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.

Farm NameCountyDate FoundedSpecial Recognition
Tommy & Rebecca Kemmer Cumberland 1860
Wheeler Farm Cumberland 1869