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This landmark structure was built in 1937-1938 to house the administrative offices of the Cumberland Homesteads, a project of FDR’s New Deal. It is located 4 miles south of Crossville, TN at the junction of Highways 127S and 68. The octagonal stone...more
This site is a bit off the highway but it's enjoyable scenery and a welcome break from high speed!
We didn't even know about this FDR program until we stopped. It was interesting to see the inside of a home and hear about the different...More
My boyfriend and I visited this on a whim one evening. We liked that we were able to explore on our own. However, the very top of the tower was littered with dead bugs everywhere including the crazy amounts of living flies flying around in...More
The stone tower, known as the Homesteads Tower, takes you back to the dark days of this country's Depression, and pays tribute to the courageous men, women and children who overcame those tough times. The headquarters tower and the approximately 250 stone homestead homes that...More
This is a much overlooked site for Cumberland County. It's well worth your time if you're interested in 'the New Deal". Good video, but local folks, photos, artifacts and, if you're brave enough to climb the stairs, a great scenic view from above.
Small museum with a very interesting historical information. There is a tower to see Crossville. Admission adults $5 Children $2 Children under 5 are free. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm.
Great history museum showing Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal as it played out with the local people of Tennessee. Out of 250 sandstone homes built by the families in the community, 218 still stand. The CCC and local professors assisted in training the local families to...More