Thursday, August 21, 2014


Crossville may be best known for the federal government's Subsistence Homesteads Division which established the Cumberland Homesteads outside of Crossville during the 1930s, as part of the New Deal program. Cumberland Mountain State Park was also built as part of this project.

During World War II, Camp Crossville was built on the site of an abandoned 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps work camp. 

Homestead Tower Museum

 Link to more information about this museum and the history of the Homestead project.  Link

Crossville Depot

Monument to men who served in the Civil War

An article that appeared in the Nashville Daily Union on June 25, 1862 about troop movement in the Crossville area.  (The Nashville daily union. (Nashville, Tenn.), 25 June 1862. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. )  Link

Cumberland County Courthouse

Mileage and directions sign

Located on US Highway 70, Crossville was a crossroads for Tennessee travelers until the interstate system was developed.

The Palace Theatre opened in 1938 and is used for various functions today.  Link