Cumberland County

The settlement was referred to as Crossville, and that name was chosen when a post office was established in the 1830s here.

Historic Sites

Cumberland County Courthouse

Crossville, Tennessee

The Cumberland County Courthouse was built in 1905 and designed with elements of the Victorian Romanesque style. It was built using Crab Orchard stone, a sandstone prevalent in the region.

Palace Theater
Palace Theater

Crossville, Tennessee

The Palace Theater was constructed in 1938 of Crab Orchard stone and served as the city’s primary movie theater for much of the 20th century. The theater has been restored for live concerts as well as movies. 

Tennessee Highway Patrol Office

Crossville, Tennessee

The Tennessee Highway Patrol Office is located in downtown Crossville adjacent to the courthouse. Built in 1930 of Crab Orchard stone, this building is representative of the improvements in highway construction and management in the early 20th century.

Cumberland Mountain School

Crossville, Tennessee

The Cumberland Mountain School was built in 1919 and served as one of the county’s main educational facilities for several decades. It was listed on the National Register in 1993.