Crossville TN Homes for Sale
Crossville TN Homes for Sale
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Crossville is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Crossville, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,795 at the 2010 census. Crossville TN Homes for Sale
Crossville developed at the intersection of a branch of the Great Stage Road, which connected the Knoxville area with the Nashville area, and the Kentucky Stock Road, a cattle drovers’ path connecting Middle Tennessee with Kentucky and later extending south to Chattanooga. These two roads are roughly paralleled by modern US-70 and US-127, respectively. Crossville TN Homes for Sale
When Cumberland County was formed in 1856, Crossville, being nearest the center of the county, was chosen as county seat. Scott donated the initial 40 acres (160,000 m2) for the erection of a courthouse and town square.
Crossville and Cumberland County suffered rampant pillaging throughout the Civil War as the well-developed roads made the area accessible to both occupying Union and Confederate forces and bands of renegade guerrillas. With divided communities and families, there was vicious guerrilla warfare, and residents suffered as if there were major battles in the area. The county was divided throughout the conflict, sending a roughly equal number of troops to both sides. Crossville TN Homes for Sale
After World War I, U.S. 70 helped connect the town and area to markets for its produce and goods. Additional highways built after World War II improved transportation in the region. Crossville TN Homes for Sale
During the Great Depression, the federal government’s Subsistence Homestead Division initiated a housing project south of Crossville known as the Cumberland Homesteads. The project’s purpose was to provide small farms for several hundred impoverished families. The project’s recreational area would later become the nucleus for Cumberland Mountain State Park. Crossville TN Homes for Sale
Crossville developed at the intersection of two major stage roads by which settlers moved through the area. The roads were gradually widened, improved and turned into paved roads. Two major federal highways: U.S. Route 70, which traverses Tennessee from east to west, and U.S. Route 127, which traverses Tennessee from north to south, now roughly follow the old routes. Interstate 40, which runs roughly parallel to U.S. 70, passes through the northern part of Crossville. Crossville is approximately 35 miles (56 km) east of Cookeville, 80 miles (130 km) north of Chattanooga, and 70 miles (110 km) west of Knoxville.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Crossville has a total area of 20.3 square miles (52.7 km2), of which 20.0 square miles (51.7 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), or 1.95%, is water. Crossville TN Homes for Sale