Cumberland County

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Cumberland County is named for the Cumberland River which flows through the county.


Created:  December 14, 1798

County Seat: 

Burkesville  1798 – present


County Courthouse – Burkesville 


Location:  212 North Main Street / Upper River Street

Built:  1934 – 1935

Style:  Colonial Georgian

Architect:  Edgar W Archer of Louisville

Contractor:  J Fred Pace of Marrowbone, Kentucky


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located in the center of the Public Square. The southwest front has an entrance flanked by two columns rising to the header above the doorway. Above the doorway is a large arched window on the second story. White stones decorate the tops of the windows. A wide horizontal white band encircles the building below the roof line.


County Justice Center – Burkesville 




Location:  112 Public Square / Smith Street

Built:  2004 – 2005

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lyle Associates Architects of Lexington

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The north front has a recessed entrance with four high square pillars. The east and west sides are curved with windows. The ciurthouse is located to the north in the center of the Public Square.



N – Metcalfe County and Adair County

E – Russell County and Clinton County

S – Clay County, Tennessee

W – Monroe County














Photos taken 2007