Cumberland County

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

Visitor Sites & Attractions

Crossville Depot

Crossville, Tennessee

The Crossville Depot was built in 1926 and replaced the original building at the site. Now at the Depot, visitors can treat themselves to gourmet sweets, coffees and teas, and gift items. Additionally, the Depot offers a meeting room for a variety of occasions.

Cumberland County Playhouse

Crossville, Tennessee

Managed and directed by the Crabtree family since 1965, the Playhouse is a four-theater complex with a professional company and staff of 16 and more than 100 visiting professionals and volunteers. Supporting the arts around the region, the Playhouse focuses on the “homegrown part of rural America,” with works based on Tennessee and Southeastern history and culture, as well as Appalachian themes. The Playhouse is one of the ten largest professional theaters in rural America.

Military Memorial Museum
Military Memorial Museum

Crossville, Tennessee

From the Civil War to the War in Iraq, this museum houses representations and memorabilia from armed conflicts at home and abroad, as well as artifacts from the World War II P.O.W. camp that was located in Crossville. Visitors to the museum will be taken back in history to reflect on the efforts and stories of the U.S. military.

Obed River Arboretum
Obed River Arboretum

Crossville, Tennessee

A Class I Arboretum is featured along the course of the paved Obed River Trail adjacent to the Obed River. A paved surface multi-use trail is for public use by non-motorized traffic, including walkers, runners, roller-blade enthusiasts and bicycle riders. The trail originates at the Cumberland County Obed River Park, a county owned park facility that features three picnic shelters, restrooms, and a playground. On the trail, a visitor passes two foot bridges, two historical markers, views the scenic Obed River and experiences a large number of native Cumberland Plateau plants, trees, and wildflowers. The trail gradually climbs to a large rolling meadow that has a segment of an abandoned railway corridor and the ruins of one of Cumberland County’s first dams. The Obed River Arboretum includes many native species of trees that have identification markers. 

Palace Theater
Palace Theater

Crossville, Tennessee

An entertainment center in Crossville since 1938, the fully restored Palace Theatre is a multi-use community auditorium and visitors’ center. Musical concerts of Jazz, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, and Rock are frequently held at the Theatre. The auditorium is also available for community and business use.