James Mayberry

Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the City of Crossville!  We are located atop the beautiful Cumberland Plateau on Interstate 40, only a short drive to three metropolitan cities.  Our 2,000 foot elevation offers a mild, four season climate year round.  Our rural area offers an abundance of outdoor possibilities, with mountainous wildlife reserves, lakes, streams, and the Cumberland Mountain State Park.

We are known as the Golf Capital of Tennessee.  With nine pristine courses in our community, Crossville has become a golfers' paradise of national recognition; however, the opportunities and activities are endless.  Our Cumberland County Playhouse serves more than 165,000 visitors annually and the historic Palace Theatre on Main Street is always active.  We are also the location of the United States Chess Federation headquarters, a restored railroad Depot & Caboose Visitor's Center, and part of the World's Largest Yard Sale on Highway 127 North. 

Our youth opportunities abound with nine elementary schools and two high schools and we join the State of Tennessee promoting two years free post-secondary education at our Tennessee College of Applied Technology,

Please take time to navigate our website to find out more about us. The calendar of events is a good start to see what events are upcoming that you might be interested in.  We have many civic groups that are in need of volunteers.  We can put you in touch with any that you are either interested in or would like to know more about.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 931-484-5113.

"Crossville, Tennessee, it's just better here."

James Mayberry




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From 1938 to 1978 the theatre provided a movie house to a small Tennessee community. It hosted entertainment events that featured Grand Ole Opry stars and was the site for scrap metal drives and the sale of War Bonds during World War II.

The doors of the Palace Theatre closed in 1978 and would have failed to open again had it not been for the effort of various citizens, fund raising and Federal Grant money that was provided. In 2001 the restored three story building was able to open featuring a design of both Art Deco and Art Moderne styles.

Tue Jul 07 @12:00PM -
Arts Roundup
Fri Jul 10 @ 7:00PM -
Baillie & The Boys
Sat Jul 11 @ 7:00PM -
The Southern Rascals
Tue Jul 14 @ 6:30PM -
Music of The Cumberlands
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Award winning recreation. Crossville's parks offer tournament action for baseball, softball and soccer. Plus, relaxation at our beautiful Meadow Park Lake. Outdoor activities for the entire family.

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News & Announcements

City Offices Closed for Independence Day

City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3th in observance of Independence Day.  Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 6th.

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project

The City of Crossville participated in the Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project.  This project, which marked the 13th year,  compiles data from participating cities and distributes so that cities can compare themselves to one another to become more effective municipalities. The report provides performance and cost data for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  There were 19 cities that participated.


Crossville-Cumberland 2030

Cumberland County, the City of Crossville, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Board of Education have been conducting workshops over the last few weeks, entitled "Conversations About Our Future, Crossvillle-Cumberland 2030".  Your overwhelming support has us off to a great start.  The next meeting will be held on July 21 at Martin Elementary at 5:30.  If you plan to attend, please rsvp to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Synopsis of the CCHS & SMHS meetings

Synopsis of the meeting at TCAT April 24, 2015

Synopsis of the meeting with students at SMHS May 6, 2015

Synopsis of the meeting in Pleasant Hill May 11, 2015

Synopsis of the meeting with 8th grade students at Homestead Elementary May 14, 2015

Synopsis of the meeting with 8th grade students at Martin Elementary May 20, 2015

Synopsis of the meeting in Crab Orchard June 1, 2015

SWOT Analysis through June 2, 2015

SWOT Analysis Students Only

Master Recreation Plan

The City of Crossville has embarked on the development of a comprehensive parks and recreation master plan.  This plan will help guide future parks and recreation improvements in the community for the next 10 years.

Click here to view the plan.