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Cumberland County was formed in 1855

from White, Bledsoe, Rhea, Morgan, Fentress and Putnam counties.

The county seat is Crossville.

TN Counties Map

The Art Circle Public Library does not own every item in this bibliography.  Sources not owned locally may be viewed at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.

Cumberland County in General

Allred, Charles E. Acquisition of farm land by credit corporations in TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1938. 49 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #77).

Allred, Charles E. Rural credit in TN, 1923. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1938. 48 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #82).

Allred, Charles E. Significant changes in agriculture of Cumberland County, TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1942. 38 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #139).

Bonser, H.J. et al. Neighborhoods & communities of Cumberland County, TN. Knoxville, UT Ag. Exp. Sta., 1941. 20 pp.

Bonser, H.J. et al. Local leadership in rural communities of Cumberland County, TN. Knoxville, UT Ag. Exp. Sta., 1942. 79 pp.

Bullard, Helen. Cumberland County, TN, 1956-1986. Crossville, the author, 1987. 132 pp.

Bullard, Helen. Cumberland County's first hundred years. Crossville, Centennial Committee, 1972. 377 pp.

Cardiff Coal & Iron Company. The town of Cardiff, on the Cincinnati Southern Railroad & Tennessee River, Roane County, TN: & lands & mines of the Cardiff Coal & Iron Company, situated in Roane, Cumberland & Morgan counties. N.p., Cardiff Coal & Iron Company, 1890. 23 pp.

Crawford, Nicholas. The Karst hydrogeology of the Cumberland Plateau escarpment of TN: Karst Valley development & the headward advance of the Sequatchie Valley in the Grassy Cove area, Cumberland County, TN. Nashville, TN Div. Geol., 1989. 41 pp.

Cumberland County, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 12 pp.

Cumberland Land Company. The Cumberland tableland, TN. Crossville, Chronicle Print., 1899? 16 pp.

Dickinson, W. Calvin. Cumberland County, TN, 1800-1985. Cookeville, TN Tech. U., 1992. 90 pp.

Facts, folks & photos of Cumberland County, TN. Compiled by Barbara B. Parsons. Crossville, Cumberland Co. Hist. & Gen. Soc., 1988. 591 pp.

Fleming, Arklie L. Economic setup of the Cumberland Homesteads, Crossville, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1941. 85 pp.

Garrett, William R., ed. "Narrative of Capt. Hendly, his defeat & capture near Crab Orchard in 1793." AHM 2 (1897), pp. 86-90.

Gorenflo, Louise. An energy study of Cumberland County, TN. Crossville, Cumberland Citizens Committee on Energy, 1982. 89 pp.

Gray, John W. The life of Joseph Bishop, the celebrated old pioneer in the first settlements of middle TN, embracing his wonderful adventures & narrow escapes with the Indians, his animating & remarkable hunting excursions. Interspersed with racy anecdotes of those early times. Nashville, the author, 1858. 236 pp. (reprinted by Fleming, 1962).

Harshman, Amy Y. I remember. Maryville, Byron's Graphic Arts, 1982. 68 pp.

Harvey, Stella M. Tales of the Civil War era. Crossville, Chronicle, 1963. 51 pp.

Irwin, Leonard G. Summary report of Cumberland County area religious survey, Crossville, TN. Atlanta, GA, Home Mission Board, S.B.C., 1964. 25 pp.

Jewell, John W. Geology of the northern two-thirds of the Dorton Quadrangle, Cumberland County, TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1951. 47 pp.

King, W.W. Economic improvement through forest utilization & development: Cumberland & Morgan counties, TN. Norris, TVA, 1959. 13 pp.

Kirkeminde, Patricia B. Cumberland Homesteads as viewed by the newspapers. Crossville, Brookhart Press, 1977. 79 pp.

Krechniak, Helen B. see Bullard, Helen.

Loomis, Charles P. Social relationships & institutions in seven rural communities. US Farm Sec. Admin., 1940. 82 pp. (its Research report


Loomis, Charles P. & Dwight M. Davidson. Standards of living of the residents of seven rural resettlement communities. US Farm Sec. Admin., 1938. 93 pp. (its Research report #11).

Luebke, B.H. Farm real estate situation in five areas of TN, 1941-1944. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1945. 52 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #185).

Montgomery, James E. Two resettlement communities on the Cumberland Plateau. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1941. 113 pp.

Moore, James C. An analysis of the New Deal subsistence homesteads program in Cumberland County, TN. TTU thesis, 1967. 112 pp.

Ogden, William H. Forest resources & industries, Cumberland & Morgan counties, TN. Norris, TVA, 1953. 76 pp.

The plateau (Cumberland County school yearbook, annual).

Plateau Writers. Penorama. Crossville, Plateau Writers, 1990. 99 pp. (poetry)

Rascoe, Bailey. Geology of the Fox Creek quadrangle, Cumberland County, TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1951. 47 pp.

Revised road acceptance & construction standards, Cumberland County, TN. Nashville, Dept. Ec. & Comm. Dev., 1992. 16 pp.

A short history of Cumberland County [collected by] Kiwanis Club of Crab Orchard, TN. Crossville, P.B. Kirkeminde, 1982. 47 pp.

Soil survey, Cumberland County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO., 1938, 1950.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Div. Forestry. How forest fires get started in Cumberland & Morgan counties, TN. Nashville, n.p., 1954. 10 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Ind. Div. Agricultural-industrial survey of Cumberland County. Knoxville, TVA, 1935. var. pp.

TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Div. Research Sec. Effect of proposed national forest purchases on county finance in the Cumberland Plateau of TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1937. 65 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Div. Research Sec. Effect of proposed national forest purchases on county finance, survey no. 3: Cumberland County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1936. 46 pp.

To the people of Cumberland County. N.p., 1828. 6 pp. (Caption title: Supplement to American Volunteer, Oct. 16, '28.)

A tribute to Cumberland County on our 80th anniversary. Crossville, First National Bank of Crossville, 1980. 40 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Obey City, Clarkrange, Jones Knob, Twin Bridges, Monterey Lake, Campbell Junction, Isoline, Fox Creek, Herbertsburg, Lancing, DeRossett, Pleasant Hill, Crossville, Dorton, Ozone, Cardiff, Lonewood, Herbert Domain, Vandever, Grassy Cove, Roddy, Rockwood, Melvine.

Upper Cumberland Dev. Dist. Comprehensive water-sewer plan: Cumberland County. Cookeville, Upper Cumberland Dev. Dist., 1971. 117 pp.

Vaden, Emma J. Looking back: Cumberland Homesteads golden anniversary album, a photographic tribute to the people who participated in the birth & development of a unique southern community. Crossville, the author, 1984. 64 pp.

Webb, George W. The resources of the Cumberland Plateau as exemplified by Cumberland County, TN: a geographic analysis. UT thesis, 1956.

282 pp.

Webb, George W. "The settlement pattern on the Cumberland Plateau in TN." J. TN Acad. Sci. 35 (1960), pp. 24-30.

Wharton, May C. Doctor woman of the Cumberlands: the autobiography of May Cravath Wharton, M.D. Pleasant Hill, Uplands, 1953. 208 pp.

Wilson, John M. Ground water resources & geology of Cumberland County, TN. Nashville, Div. Water Resources, 1965. 56 pp.


Brookhart, Mary B. A brief history of the First Congregational Church, Crossville, TN, 1887-1962. Crossville, Chronicle, 1962. 40 pp.

Butts, Charles. Geology & mineral resources of the Crossville quadrangle, TN. Surveyed in cooperation with the USGS. Nashville, n.p., 1925. 41 pp.

Cooper, Herston. Crossville. Miami, FL, Adams Press, 1965. 155 pp.

Crossville: urban transportation study: major route plan. Nashville, TN Dept. Transportation, 1981. 60 pp.

Crossville transportation study: existing conditions. Prepared by the TN Dept. Transportation., in cooperation with the US FHA, the city of Crossville & Office of Local Planning Assistance. Nashville, TN Dept. Transportation, 1989. 1 map.

Cumberland General Store. Wish & want book: complete outfitter for your journey back to basics. Crossville, the store, 1977. 250 pp.

Kirkeminde, Patricia B. Crossville newspapers. N.p., 1977. 1 vol.

Stanley, Bryan. The way it was, Crossville, Cumberland County. Nashville, the author, 1983. 320 pp.

Toomey, Glenn A. The silver anniversary history of the Cumberland Plateau Baptist Association, 1953-1978, Crossville, TN. Crossville, the author, 1979. 166 pp.

A visit in the kitchen cookbook. Diane D. Brown, ed. (rev. ed) Crossville, Chronicle, 1979. 216 pp.

Winter, Arthur B. The problem of annexation in Crossville. Knoxville, UT Bureau of Public Admin., 1954. 50 pp.

Grassy Cove

Stratton, Cora S., & Nettie M. Stratton. And this is Grassy Cove. Crossville, Chronicle, 1938. 54 pp.

Pleasant Hill/Pleasant Hill Academy

Dodge, Emma F. History of Pleasant Hill; a history of Pleasant Hill Academy & who's who of alumni. Kingsport, Kingsport Press, 1938. 192 pp.

Dodge, Emma F. Souvenir history of Pleasant Hill Academy, 1884-1924. Nashville, n.p., 1925. 62 pp.

Glebe, Iris W. Thy loving children still: history & memories of Pleasant Hill Academy. Allen Park, MI, PHA Book Fund, 1983. 299 pp.

Marriott, Victor E. The first hundred years of the Pleasant Hill Community Church: United Church of Christ, Pleasant Hill, TN, 1885-1985. Pleasant Hill, the church, 1985. 88 pp. 

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