Draw a triangle from Nashville, to Knoxville, to Chattanooga, and you will find Crossville located on I-40 about halfway between Knoxville (75 miles) and Nashville (just over 100 miles), with Chattanooga roughly 85 miles south.
Surely, when God created perfection, He sprinkled some of it over the Cumberland Plateau and Crossville, Tennessee! We are blessed with four distinct seasons, all of which are quite mild.
Crossville sits on the top of the Cumberland Plateau, approximately 2,000 feet above sea level. Thus, our average soil depth in this area is two to three feet, and we experience about 180 days (6 months) without frost.
With an average annual total snowfall of approximately 12 inches, January through February’s average temperature is 39 degrees. What little winter frost there might have been in the ground is usually gone by the end of February, when farmers in this area are quite often seen preparing the fields for spring planting.
Warm days and cooler evenings make Crossville, Tennessee a perfect place for enjoying outdoor weather, and Spring and Autumn are positively breathtaking!
• Our average rainfall is approximately 54 inches.
• January - Feb: Average high temperature, 39 degrees - Average low temperature, 21 degrees
• July - August: Average high temperature, 82 degrees - Average low temperature, 64 degrees
Travel is easy on Tennessee’s smooth, well-kept, above-average highways. By car, Crossville is 14 hours from Dallas, 10 hours from Chicago, 11 hours from Orlando, and 10 hours from Washington D.C.
For those who prefer to fly into Crossville, there is a 5000 foot lighted runway. Just give us a call when you land and we will have someone there to pick you up! The toll-free number to call is 1-800-425-7570.
When it comes to dining, you won’t go hungry in Crossville, Tennessee. With plenty of fast food chains, a variety of Ma-and-Pa-type restaurants, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, and Bar-B-Q restaurants, and several fine dining facilities, the eateries in Crossville are sure to satisfy even the pickiest palates! Why, there is even a hot dog vender on the street corner by the court house.
If you like live entertainment, you’ll find it in abundance in Crossville, Tennessee!
Historic Palace Theatre
Think all the fabulous music is just in Nashville? Not so! The recently-renovated and historic Palace Theatre on Main Street was the originally intended as an entertainment center, and true to its beginnings, it still offers outstanding entertainment venues. Hosting jazz, country, blues, bluegrass, and rock concerts, the auditorium boasts a premium sound system, theatre class lighting, a new baby grand piano, acoustic surfacing, a full kitchen, a café, and Internet access. It may also host beauty pageants, other entertainment events, and occasional classic movies, and it is now available for private meetings.
Cumberland County Playhouse
If you love live theatre, you’ll be thrilled with Cumberland County Playhouse! One America’s top ten largest, professional, rural theatres, Cumberland County Playhouse has an impact on the community far surpassing just putting on plays. With an impressive selection of year-round performances, you’ll find the opportunity to audition, get involved, or just enjoy the productions.
Just opened in October 2011, the brand new Amphitheater will offer free shows throughout the summer. Since the Amphitheater is an outside venue, performances begin in the spring.
Cumberland County Fair
You won’t want to miss the award winning Cumberland County Fair! Held in August at the Cumberland County Fair Complex, this outstanding venue also offers many different activities throughout the year. Make plans to attend horse shows, rodeos, old fashioned tractor pulls, (a real crowd pleaser), a home and garden show, Pioneer Days, fund raising events, and much more.
Homestead Apple Festival
Be sure to catch the annual Homestead Apple Festival! This includes fresh apples (of course!), fried apple pies, craft booths, a quilt show, antique tractors, and smoked BBQ. This is also where you’ll get to enjoy the fine art of Appalachian story-telling, and fabulous live music featuring a popular country music act each year.
A Date at the Movies
In addition to all there is to do outside in Crossville, Tennessee, the city also boasts a ten-screen movie theatre showing the latest releases.
When it comes to shopping, in Crossville, Tennessee you can shop ‘till you drop! From an all-weather Factory Outlet Mall to a Super Walmart, Crossville is truly a shopper’s heaven!
We have six grocery stores, farm supplies, clothing stores, and numerous gift and antique shops where you can poke around to your heart’s content. If by chance you can’t find what you’re looking for here, expanded shopping is available 30 minutes west to Cookville or 45 minutes east to Knoxville.
Then there’s the Grand-Daddy of them all: THE 127 YARD SALE! The longest yard sale in the world, running some 650 miles long through 4 states, passes directly through Crossville, Tennessee! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you just haven’t looked far enough!
Cumberland Plateau is home to several wineries, offering tours, gifts, and tastings. Take a leisurely afternoon and visit these fine wineries, which, with others, have created the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail. Stop by Stonehaus Winery, Highland Manor Winery, and DelMonaco Winery, and be sure to visit our favorite, Chestnut Hill Winery, located at Exit 322 off I-40. Coordinates are 35° 57‘ 39.18” N Latitude, 84° 58’ 58.27” W Longitude, with an elevation of 562 meters.
To learn more, visit Chestnut Hill Winery - www.chestnuthillwinery.com
Auto Show on Main Street
For auto enthusiasts, stroll down Main Street (which is closed to traffic) on the 5th Saturday in a month, and enjoy the free Antique and Classic Auto show!
The Cumberland Plateau is home to Cumberland Mountain State Park, which offers cabins, dining, an olympic-sized swimming pool, hiking, golfing, boating, and camping.
Fall Creek Falls State Park, located approximately 45 minutes South of Crossville, Tennessee, offers a lodge with a conference center and motel, cabins, camping, dining, hiking, a golf course, swimming, boating, horseback riding and many scenic overlooks.
You may also enjoy the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, which offers camping, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting and fishing, or a pleasant two-hour trip east from Crossville, Tennessee will bring you to The Great Smoky Mountains.
By far, the number one sport in Crossville, Tennessee is golf. There are ten - that’s 10! - golf courses to choose from, making Crossville and Cumberland County the Golf Capital of Tennessee. With more than 200 holes of golf for you to try out, if you’re a golf enthusiast you’re sure to fall in love with Crossville!
Crossville is happy to host:
• Senior Men’s State Open Golf
• Women’s Open Golf Championship
Hunting and Fishing
For hunters, Catoosa Wildlife Management Area with 80,000 acres abounding with deer, turkey, wild boar and more wildlife, is a real draw. The Management Area is under the jurisdiction of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. You must be licensed to hunt, and all licenses are issued from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency office.
Abundant clear streams and lakes in and around the area offer pure joy for fishing enthusiasts. It’s a very easy thing to while away the hours with your line out, de-stressing, enjoying the bountiful beauty of Crossville, Tennessee.
How about horseback riding? Horseback riding is “BIG” in the Upper Cumberland area, so hitch up your jeans, pull on your boots, and get ready to ride! Just to mention a few, start with a visit to a beautiful national park, The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has more than 180 mile of horse trails available, or you may also enjoy privately owned stables. Visit the East Fork Stables, with more than 100 miles of trails through fields, past rock formations, by river banks, past waterfalls Or experience the Catoosa Riding Stables and Campground with 90,000 acres of spectacular mountain trails.
Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Skateboarding, Hiking, Walking, and more ...
Crossville, Tennessee is serious about sports and fitness, and has developed several sports complexes. With this in mind, visit the 40-acre site of the fabulous Dr. Carl T. Duer Soccer Complex with 13.7 acres of playing space for six regulation-size soccer fields. Baseball, horseshoe courts, indoor and outdoor volley ball and basketball courts are available. There’s also a skateboard area, and hiking or walking trails can be found from one end of the county to the other.
We’re not done yet!
• Are you a chess enthusiast? The National Chess Federation is located right here in Crossville, Tennessee.
• Is bowling right up your alley? Crossville’s bowling alley has several different leagues you’re welcome to join.
• How about taking a relaxing, scenic drive? We offer several driving trails which most are day trips, including:
• Wine trails! For information visit Chestnut Hill Winery, http://www.chestnuthillwinery.com
• Quilt trails!
• Civil War trails!
We also have Sportsman Clubs and Hiking Clubs, so as you can see, there’s a lot to do in Crossville, Tennessee. Of course, you can also sit on your front porch and watch the world go by ... we like doing that, too!
As you’ve probably gathered, you’ll never run out of things to do in Crossville, Tennessee! Some of our most popular events include:
• The Taste of Crossville
• Pow-Wow on the mountain. Native American Indians, drummers. dancing, flutists, music, crafts, Native American lore etc. Don’t miss this!
• Bluegrass Festival
• Youth Soccer America Cup
• Antique Tractor Show
• Cumberland County Band Concert
• Fireworks Celebration at Centennial Park
• Cumberland Gun & Knife Show and Sale
• Crossville Christmas Parade
• Wonderful Christmas Pageants
Worship: “We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing ...”
The South is sometimes known as the Bible Belt, and Crossville has over 150 churches representing several denominations where you will be welcomed to worship. Deer Run RV Resort has a non-denomination chapel in the campground where everyone is welcome. Also, don’t miss one of the world’s largest tree houses - the Minister’s Tree House - built by a minister complete with its own chapel. If you are there at the right time, you might get to experience a service!
HealthcareWhen illness strikes, Crossville, Tennessee is ready. Offering both in-patient and out-patient care, Cumberland Medical Center’s acute care, fully accredited hospital features a 149 room facility, advanced medical and surgical services, including same day surgery, outpatient services, a cancer center, cardiac rehabilitation center, women’s facilities, and more. The emergency department at CMC is staffed by board certified physicians 24 hours a day.
• There is also an Air Evac helicopter landing pad located on the hospital campus.
• Cumberland Medical Center also has two Wellness Centers -
• One in the city of Crossville and
• One in the Fairfield Glade Community (Which is one of several retirement communities in Crossville.)
The 911 Emergency Medical Response Services is state of the art, operating out of a separate facility near the hospital.
Cumberland Medical Center: http://www.cmchealthcare.org
Cumberland Regional Cancer Center: http://www.cmchealthcare.org/CMCCancerCenter.htm
RetirementBecause of affordable home prices, low taxes, beautiful weather, spectacular beauty, a superb medical facility, and plenty to do, Crossville, Tennessee is a prime destination for many active retirees. One of the country’s largest retirement communities, Fairfield Glade, is in Crossville, Tennessee, as well as the Holiday Hills area located on beautiful Lake Holiday, and Uplands Retirement Village in Pleasant Hill, just ten miles from Crossville Tennessee.
Fairfield Glade: http://www.fairfieldglade.net
Uplands Village: http://www.uplandsvillage.com
Serving more than 7000 students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade in a total of 11 schools, with more than 450 teachers and teachers aids, Cumberland County School System performs well academically on the Tennessee State Report Card for Schools.
• Stone Elementary School - Pre-K through 8th Grade
• Homestead Elementary - Pre-K through 8th Grade
• North Cumberland Elementary - Pre-K through 8th Grade
• South Cumberland Elementary - Pre-K through 8th Grade
• Frank P. Brown Elementary - Pre-K through 8th Grade
• Pine View Elementary - Pre-K through 8th Grade
• Crab Orchard Elementary - Pre-K through 8th Grade
• Pleasant Hill Elementary - Pre-K through 8th Grade
• Cumberland County High School - Grades 9 - 12
• Stone Memorial High School - Grades 9 - 12
• The Phoenix School - An innovative High School offering students choices outside of circumstance
In addition to public school, there are several other private and special schools serving various age groups, and special needs children.
Whether you’re an adult seeking to learn a new skill or subject, or a high school graduate looking to further your education, Cumberland County also offers higher education. All on one campus - supported by the Cumberland County Higher Education Center, visit:
• Roane State Community College
• Tennessee Technology University
If you’re looking to further your technology education, Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville is ready to provide you with the training you need to compete and succeed in the local area.
Be sure to visit Crossville, Tennessee’s new public library, Art Circle Public Library. This outstanding facility was completed in 2009. A beautiful, modern, inviting addition to our community, Art Circle Public Library is a first-class source of educational and research material for both students and adults. One feature you don’t want to miss is the Carousel Room for children - it is truly outstanding. With a collection of over 85,000 volumes, Art Circle Public Library will keep you reading!
Cumberland County has a Mayor, a County Council, a paid Sheriff’s Department, and 16 fire stations with 10 career firefighters and 145 volunteer fire fighters.
Crossville City Government
Crossville has a Mayor, a City Council, two fire stations with 23 career personnel and 15 volunteer fire fighters. The award-winning Crossville Police Department currently has 44 sworn officers serving the community.
• Crossville, Tennessee’s combined sales tax is 9.75%.
• Property taxes are one of the lowest in the state. Example: taxes on a $200,000 home in the city, for both city and county, would be approximately $650 a year.
• The State of Tennessee does not have an income tax