Home Buying and Selling During the Pandemic: What You Need to Know

Everything is a little different in the real estate world these days. Click on the picture below to read more about how this may affect you! 

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Are you stuck at home eating too many potato chips and missing the gym? Even though we can not leave our homes and physically go to the gym, we can bring the gym to our living rooms! Both of these gyms are offering online workout routines that you can do from the comfort of your own home. We can still get our bodies ready for summer! Click on the links below to see more information in regards to the at home workouts. 

Workout Anytime 

65 Cumberland Drive

Crossville, TN 38555

(931) 250-5348

Planet Fitness

171 Highland Square 

Crossville, TN 38555

(931) 250-4205

If you would like to pick up a high school packet from Staples, please CALL 931-707-0533 first and give them your name, school, your teacher’s first/last name and the name of the class.
Remember to speak with your teacher first to make sure they have submitted a packet. If you want to check if your teacher has a packet ready, go to This is the same link Staples is using to print, so if it's listed here, they will be able to access and print it for you.
Calling ahead will cut down on your wait time drastically as well as help Staples get an idea of how many packets need to be printed.
K-8 students- They have several packets already printed for you to grab and go, but you may call ahead if you need several packets printed.

Cumberland Mountain State Park

Even though the Cumberland Mountain State Park is temporarily closed right now, it is a great spot to put on your list to visit when the quarantine gets lifted.

Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of the greater Cumberland Homesteads Project, a New Deal-era initiative by the Resettlement Administration that helped relocate poverty-stricken families on the Cumberland Plateau to small farms centered on what is now the Cumberland Homestead community. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau.

The park is located around Byrd Lake, a man-made lake created by the impoundment of Byrd Creek in the 1930s. The park provides numerous recreational activities, including hiking, swimming, picnicking and interpretive programs. The park also features a popular area restaurant and separate recreation hall that can accommodate up to 250 people.

Cumberland Mountain State Park has many options for overnight accommodations. There are numerous fully furnished cabins available throughout the year. The campground has more than 140 campsites for tents and RVs. There is also a designated place on the overnight trail for backcountry camping.

The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain Golf Course is one of the most sought-after sites among the Jack Nicklaus designed Bear Trace courses in Tennessee. The 6,900-yard, par 72 layout features a design that capitalizes on elevation changes as well as natural features, such as flowing brooks and clustered, mature pines.



With school being closed due to COVID-19, the board of education is encouraging students to start online learning classes. You can click on the image above to go to the school district's website and find the school that your child goes to. The school should have some online learning classes posted. If you do not have internet access, they will be printing off a limited amount of learning packets that you can pick up at the school. If you need to pick up a packet please contact the BOE and they can point you in the right direction.

Fishing Guide

(Region III Blue)

Center Hill  Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination. •Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit. • Smallmouth Bass: 18 inch minimum length limit. • Spotted Bass: no length limit. •Crappie (all species): 15 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit. • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 in. in length may be harvested per day. • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit. • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit. • Walleye: 5 per day, 16 inch minimum length limit. •Muskellunge: 1 per day, 50 in. minimum length limit. • Paddlefish: reservoir and its tributaries are closed to taking or possessing paddlefish. • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit. • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit. • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.

Cordell Hull  Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination. •Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit. • Smallmouth Bass: 18 inch minimum length limit. • Spotted Bass: no minimum length. • Crappie (all species): 15 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit. • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 in. in length may be harvested per day. • Striped Bass 2 per day in combination. • Striped Bass: 32–42 inch PLR. Only one fish may be over 42 in. • Hybrid Striped Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit. • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit. • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit. • Walleye: 5 per day, 16 in. min length limit. • Sauger: 10 per day, 15 in. min. length limit. • Paddlefish: 2 per day. Culling is prohibited. • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit. • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit. •Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.

Dale Hollow

 • All Species: No more than 4 rods and reels per angler may beusedLargemouth/Spotted/Smallmouth Bass: 5 per day in combo, only two may be smallmouth. • Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit. • Spotted Bass: no length limit. • Smallmouth Bass: 2 per day, 16–21 inch PLR. One fish may be under 16 in,  and one may be over 21 in.Includes Wolf River upstream to South Ford Road bridge. • Crappie: 15 per day in combo, 10 in. min. length limit. • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 in. and less in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day. • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit. • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit. • Walleye: 5 per day, 16 in. min. length limit. • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit. • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit. • Muskellunge: 1 per day, 50 in. min length limit. • Bluegill and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit. • Trout: 7 per day, no length limit.

Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association

The Cumberland Homesteads project emerged from the New Deal era begun with the election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 when the country was in the grip of the Great Depression.  President Roosevelt called a special session of Congress to enact a series of measures to deal directly with the severity of the economic decline that was affecting the lives of millions of people. 

During the fabled “100 Days” this congress enacted a major piece of legislation which was the omnibus National Recovery Act. In that act was an almost insignificant clause of a few lines which directed the President “for the aid of stranded areas” to set up a credit of $25,000,000.   Out of these words will come projects affecting thousands of lives.  On the basis of the law the President created the Federal Subsistence Homestead Corporation and soon subsistence farms projects were underway in several states.

Bob Lyons, the Cumberland county farm agent felt that this area had the needed land and was certainly a depressed area populated with people needing employment and hope for a better future.  Mr. Lyons was able to secure support from the Crossville business community, and thus an application was submitted for one of these projects to be located in Cumberland County.  It was approved and January 1934 saw the clearing begin on the 10,000 acres that had been purchased with the grant of $431,500 from the federal agency that was to oversee the project.  This money was also to cover the building of farm homes, out buildings, and roads. The project was to have farms of varying acreage, with modern homes having from two to four bedrooms.

The initial plan was that 60 percent of homesteaders be taken from Cumberland, Fentress, and Morgan counties.  The other 40 percent were expected to come from Bledsoe, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Scott, and White counties.  Over 2000 families applied for the planned 252 available farms.

Applicants had to write for an application form.  When it was received an investigator would be assigned to interview the applicant to learn about family character, skills, work experience, and commitment to become a homesteader. The deportment of one’s children was also asked about.  The early plan called for about a two year “trial period” to determine if the person and family was suitable as a homesteader.

Many approved applicants were out of work coal miners, loggers, landless farmers, construction tradesmen, and some were from a “white collar” background.  Many additional men were employed on the project that were not designated to be owner of one of the farm homesteads. 

Eventually the 10,000 acres were cleared, the roads were built and the Cumberland Homesteads Project helped create a scenic area of Cumberland County featuring farms, pastures, orchards, modern homes, churches, and a school.

One major myth or fallacy that lingers over this monumental project is the persistent belief that these modern homes with their assigned acres were given, as in gifted, to the approved homesteaders.  This is NOT SO. 

In the early days of the project the men’s wages were fifty cents an hour.  When paid, the men received one-third in cash with the remaining two-thirds “returned” to the government as credit hours (sweat equity) to be credited to the eventual purchase of their homes and farms. The homesteaders worked on, somewhat blindly, for several years.  During this time the administration of the project was overseen by about five federal agencies.  Finally the homesteaders organized and were able to get answers to questions about ownership of the properties they had labored on so long.   Government agents and the homesteaders agreed to accept market values assigned by outside appraisers.  This allowed the homesteaders to know the market value of what they were working toward and thus could begin “for real” to pay for their homes, and initiate the process of obtaining the deeds to their farms. It is interesting to note that a house and farm of 20 to 25 acres was assessed at about $2,000.

In 1946 the federal government ended its involvement in the Cumberland Homesteads Project.  Deeds were given to the homesteaders who had paid for their homes and land.  The others were given five years to comply with the set purchase price.  It is believed that a small number of the original homesteaders chose to leave the project at that time.

This community of subsistence farms as envisioned by the Roosevelt administration, is often called the most successful of all those established under the original plan.  Jobs were generated, skilled workers emerged, productive farms and pastures were created, families built and had homes during those hard years.  Ties of neighborly love and kinship were forged that have lasted to the present time.  The homesteaders dealt with a hard life, a shortage of conveniences, and little money with an enthusiasm and willingness because they knew they were building a community where they would live, work, and raise their families.

(Crossville Chronicle article by Evelyn Hargis, 2009)


Visit the Military Museum and Shake Hands with the Past

The Military Museum is located in the restored 2nd Cumberland County Courthouse. Inside the Military Memorial Museum in downtown Crossville lay many artifacts that quietly speak volumes for bravery, honor and freedom. It's the kind of place old soldiers and those too young to know of war approach with an equal amount of awe, one revisting history and the other discovering it. With so many visitors enjoying their vacations in Cumberland County, the Military Museum, located at 20 South Main Street, is an educational gem everyone needs to experience.

The Museum features displays and artifacts associated with Cumberland County's involvement in military conflicts beginning with the War Between the States. There are exhibits of general interest from all American fought wars, including the Iraq War. The musuem was recently added to the Civil War Trails of Tennessee. The museum opened on Memorial Day 2004 by the now disbanded Cumberland County Historical and Genealogical Society. This museum displays the amazing heroic acts from the amazing men and women who have served in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War and both of the Iraqi wars, Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom. 

If you would like to plan a visit, hours of operation are 10am to 3pm Monday thru Friday and 10am to 1pm on Saturday; the museum is closed on Sunday. The museum is run entirely on donations and grants. If you are interested in donating or becoming a part of the volunteer staff, call 931-788-1159 for more information. Please click on the link if you want to check out the Military Museum's website:

(some information provided by the Crossville Chronicle)

March is full of birthdays for our office! We wanted to say a huge Happy Birthday to Margo Carroll!! She is always there to help whenever someone needs it and we are beyond lucky that she is one of our agents!!

Happy Birthday to one of our amazing agents, Mrs. Annie Maddux! We hope your birthday is as amazing as you are!

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