The town of Crossville lies at the center of what used to be the old stockroad and the old stage road. The City of Crossville was
incorporated in 1901. Cumberland county was created by taking a portion of Bledsoe, Rhea, White, Fentress, Roane, Morgan, and Putnam counties and forming Cumberland County. The oldest community in Cumberland County is Crab Orchard. Crab Orchard was named as a result of the Crab apple blooms from the Crab Apple trees in the Meadows.