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About Cumberland County

Cumberland County is rich in natural wonders to explore. The breathtaking beauty of this area was noted by naturalist and “Father of Our National Parks,” John Muir. In his famous Thousand Mile Walk to the gulf he wrote, “The scenery on approaching the Cumberland River becomes still grander… Burkesville, in beautiful location, is embosomed in a glorious array of verdant flowering hills. The Cumberland must be a happy stream. I think I could enjoy traveling with it in the midst of such beauty all my life."

It’s a place of secret fishing spots and bluegrass gatherings, family reunions and motorcycle rallies, county fairs and main street parades. The diverse fibers of this small Kentucky town weave the most colorful tapestry.