Getting to know Cumberland County

Cumberland County was established in 1749 and is named after William Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland and second son to King George the II of Great Britain. Cartersville, which is formed around the James River and Kanawha Canal, is a historically rich community located within Cumberland County. With an estimated population of nearly 10,000 people, Cumberland is the ideal location for someone looking to settle down in a welcoming and quaint community. Come see all that this friendly area has to offer!  

Get to know Cumberland’s neighboring countiesPowhatanChesterfield, NottowayPrince Edward, and Amelia

 

What to do in Cumberland County

CumberlandCounty Bear Creek Lake State Park

Located in the heart of Cumberland State Forest, Bear Creek Lake is the ideal retreat for a family adventure or outdoor enthusiast! The parks 40- acre lake is equipped with a boat launch, fishing pier, and swimming beach. The park offers beautiful log cabins for lodging, as well as camping sites for those in need of some outdoor relaxation. Equipped with picnicking areas, an archery range, as well as access to a 14 mile trail, Bear Creek is the perfect outdoor getaway. For more information on Cumberland County’s Bear Creek Lake State Park, click here!

 

SCHOOLS IN Cumberland COUNTY

Below is a map displaying all local schools within Cumberland County. For more information, please refer to their webpages as many offer a dynamic curriculum and specialty programs. 

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