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  • Cumberland County Courthouse, Crossville, TN
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  • Monument to Cumberland Confederate & Union Dead
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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Mar 20, 2007

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    This monument in downtown Crossville is to the local men who gave their lives fighting for what they thought was right during the War Between the States, also often misnamed the "Civil War." Many Southerners still rightfully refer to it as the "War for Southern Independence." This monumentm erected by a Confederate organization, honors both Confederate and Union Dead.

    Although Tennessee was a part of the Confederate States of America, Cumberland County was almost equally divided between Confederate and Union sympathizers. This was true in much of the country - especially in the Appalachian mountain regions which includes East Tennessee. The monument is a vivid illustration of the division that The War brought to local communities as well as to the nation.

    There were many reasons for the War Between the States. It is often stated that The War was fought over states rights - which is true. However, a more personally felt cause was unjust taxes against Southern planters. At the time that the Southern states seceded from the Union, they were paying as much as 85% of the entire Federal budget in taxes on southern grown agricultural products - especially cotton. However, only about one third of the nation's population lived in the south. The North, which held most of the votes in Congress, was taxing the South but spending most of the tax money in the North building railroads, canals, and infrastructure in Northern cities.

    The South's cause was even more just than had been that of the original thirteen colonies when they rebelled against Great Britain for "taxation without representation." The tax on cotton was much higher than had been the tax on tea which inspired the famous Boston Tea Party. The mountain areas of the South were more severely divided because they were not as directly tied to the plantation economy of the deep south. The hardy independent mountaineers were largely subsistence farmers, growing untaxed crops more akin to those grown by farmers in the north, and on a smaller scale.

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Crossville Hotels

  • Hampton Inn Crossville Tennessee

    64 Hospitality Drive, Crossville, Tennessee, 38555, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Comfort Suites

    2581 E. First Street, Crossville, Tennessee, 38555, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Holiday Inn Express Crossville

    560 Peavine Road, Crossville, Tennessee, 38558, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Super 8 Motel Crossville

    2543 East First Street, Crossville, Tennessee, 38555, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • La Quinta Inn Crossville

    My mother and I traveled from Florida, I normaly read reviews before selecting a hotel. I have to...

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  • Best Western Leisure Inn

    4035 Highway 127 North, Crossville, Tennessee, 38571-7430, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Ramada Limited Crossville

    4083 Highway 127 North, I-40 Exit 317, Crossville, Tennessee, 38557, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Crossville Days Inn

    We have previously stayed here on at least six occaisions with no problems, but our most recent week...

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  • Mariner's Pointe by EVRentals

    109 Mariners Pointe Resort, P.O. Box 2869, Crossville, Tennessee, 38555, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

Crossville Restaurants

  • by lolita_44 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    i love ruby tuesdays, if i have a lot of money to spend. but for a nice family place id just as soon go to pizza hut, the food is pretty good and there is things for the kids to do. my fav. waitress there is debbie she will treat you good.
    pizza done eny way you like it, and the two best waitress's in town{darlene reed, debbie connel} they are great.

    Favorite Dish: i love the cavatini, no sauce, extra pepperoni

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Crossville Nightlife

  • by lolita_44 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    mr. edds has the best dance floor in town, and a well stocked bar, the prices on the beer are a little on the high side so bring plenty of cash. this place plays the top 40 hits mostly geered to the under 30 crowd.they also have great hamburgers

    Dress Code: no dress code , but nothing really revealing

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Crossville Shopping

  • by gaalsgal Written May 9, 2004

    This little shop is packed with temptation for those who bead and is manned by ladies who love beading and sharing their craft. They home in on your interests and make recommendations which will allow you to enjoy beading all the more.

    What to buy: Tell the ladies what you like to do or would like to learn and they will help you do it. They even suggested that if I got stuck, I should call them! They have a lot to look at and readily answer questions. They know their merchandise and what's in stock.

    What to pay: Their prices are reasonable.

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