Cumberland City, Tennessee

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Cumberland City is a town in Stewart County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 316 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Clarksville, TN — KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Cumberland City is the site of a TVA Cumberland Power Plant along the Cumberland River that provides 2.6 GW of electric power to much of the area, including the cities of Clarksville in Montgomery County and Dickson in Dickson County.

The power plant's towers (some of the tallest structures in the state) can be seen for at least 30 miles (48 km) away.



Cumberland City is located at 36°23′26″N 87°38′27″W / 36.39056°N 87.64083°W / 36.39056; -87.64083 (36.390469, -87.640801).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km2), of which, 4.8 square miles (12 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), or 8.9% is water.

There is an impact crater centered at Wells Creek, just south of the Cumberland power plant.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 316 people, 139 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 65.6 people per square mile (25.4/km²). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 37.0/sq mi (14.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.34% White, 7.91% African American, 0.63% Asian, 2.22% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population.

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