Crossville, Tennessee is located high atop the Cumberland Plateau. Located east of Knoxville, west of Nashville and south of Chattanooga. With mild climate, 2,000 foot elevation, a low crime rate, vibrant economy and great health cares systems and fine educational programs you can rest assure there is something for everyone here on the Cumberland Plateau.
Crossville, Tennessee continues to change and for the better.With new construction and new businesses everywhere you look, you can be assured that Crossville continuously strives to build relationships and unite families within our community. Crossville is proud to claim some of the most awe-inspiring scenery you'll find and the nationally recognized Cumberland County Playhouse, a family orientated professional theatre. Not to mention we are home to Tennessee's largest Wildlife Management Area, A State Park, Resorts, Recreational and Cultural opportunities and fabulous shopping.
Crossville, Tennessee is recognized Nationally for it's Historic Sites. For example :
GRASSY COVE :is Legend of the Petrified Soldier... Saltpeter used for gunpowder found the Grassy cove area's saltpeter cave important during the Civil War. After the war, a group of cave explorers discovered a petrified soldier in full uniform. A search was made for the soldiers family. After the burial in the Grassy Cove Methodist Church cemetery, fear of his ghost rose among residents and he was removed and re-interred at an undisclosed location.
HALES CHAPEL :Is a one room wooden structure. The oldest grave in the cemetery at the rear is that of infant Nancy L. Rector, February 1880. The cemetery also includes the grave of Hiram Hall, the last man hanged in Cumberland County ( for murder of his wife ).
KEMMER STAND MARKER -Built in 1880 it was one of the first roads to ever cross the Great Wilderness of Cumberland County. Now a rest area it continues it tradition of the early days when travelers stopped and also found hostel at other "stands" dotting the county like Johnson Stand, Miller Stand, Lowrey Stand, Cal Gibson Tavern.
OLD CUMBERLAND COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL : In 1929, the Cumberland County Court voted to build the Cumberland County High School. The use of native Crab Orchard stone was it's first on a public building in Cumberland County. The High School was closed in 1963, but was later used as an elementary school. Today, the building is being renovated and will become a portion of the Cumberland County Justice Center.
RED FOX FLYNN AND UNDERGROUND RAILROAD :During the civil war , Richard Lafayette Flynn and his wife, Ezylphia, ran and underground Railroad stop in Cumberland County assisting the refuge's, escaping slaves and Union Soldiers, including Andrew's Raiders from Chattanooga on their way to Kentucky. Flynn earned his name "Red Fox" for his ability to slip through the area as furtively as a red fox. Flynn died in 1905 and is buried in Flynn Cemetery.
Tennessee History :
- Tennessee has two official state insects: the firefly and the ladybug.
- Adopted in 1905, our flag features three stars representing the grand divisions of the state: East, Middle and West. The stars are bound together in unity by an unending white band.
- The tulip poplar was adopted as the state tree by the State Legislature in 1947.
- The iris was designated as the state cultivated flower by the Legislature in 1933.
Tennessee is home to urban places and wide-open spaces, with lots of scenic room to roam. Tennessee lakes, rivers and parks provide the perfect setting for outdoor activities. Boating, fishing and hiking are popular outdoor recreational activities, especially at one of the 54 state parks. Fine arts thrive alongside regional crafts. Sports share the spotlight with great musical attractions. Major medical centers, colleges and universities, and active civic organizations enhance Tennessee and offer a sense of community for its citizens.
- Tennessee has no state property tax. Property taxes are locally determined and collected.
The Tennessee state tax is six percent on food and food ingredients and seven percent on all other tangible personal property, unless specifically exempted. There is no tax on prescription drugs.Tennessee cities and counties have the option of imposing an additional local option sales tax.
Visit the Tennessee Department of Revenue, to obtain more information about Tennessee taxes.
- There is no state personal income tax in Tennessee. However, there is the Hall income tax strictly on interest from bonds and notes and dividends from stock.
Tennessee's climate varies from east to west, but it is generally considered to be moderate with four distinct seasons. The budding of wildflowers and dogwoods occurs in spring and honeysuckles welcome summer. Fall foliage and crisp air make Tennessee autumns memorable and the wintry weather brings mild flurries of snowfall.
Crossville, Tennessee's array of amenities will please any interest. Whether you enjoy an active lifestyle or prefer a more leisurely pace, Crossville provides natural beauty, a mild climate, urban conveniences and rural peacefulness. With reasonable living costs and quality health care, Crossville is a great place to call home.
Come experience Tennessee and we'll show you how the good life just keeps getting better.
Although Crossville, Tennessee is considered the " Golf Capital of Tennessee" and home to "retire tennessee" the Historical Monuments attract not only the History Buff but people of all walks of life. Crossville, Tennessee has made memories throughout the years and gives you peace of mind knowing "Crossville is about Family"
Come make memories with us and enjoy Crossville, Tennessee
- Melissa Grant , REALTOR®
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