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Welcome to Cumberland ...

Cumberland is located in Cumberland County<1>.

The pronunciation of Cumberland: KUM-bur-lund<2>

When the people of Cumberland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cumberlander<3>

Cumberland is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Cumberland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Cumberland: (910)

Communities Also Named Cumberland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Cumberland: This one is located in Cumberland County and the other is located in Guilford County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 33 communities that are also named Cumberland - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cumberland.

Communities near Cumberland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cumberland.

  • Fayetteville [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the north of Cumberland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 211,705 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayetteville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<7>
  • Spring Lake [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Lake
    • Spring Lake [Cumberland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Cumberland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Lake<7>
  • Raeford [Hoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raeford
    • Raeford [Hoke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Cumberland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,956 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raeford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raeford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raeford<7>
  • Eastover [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastover
    • Eastover [Cumberland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Cumberland
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,677 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastover
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Red Springs [Robeson County]
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      • Red Springs [Robeson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Cumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Springs<7>
    • Saint Pauls [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Pauls
      • Saint Pauls [Robeson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Cumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Pauls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Pauls<7>
    • Stedman [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stedman
      • Stedman [Cumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Cumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stedman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stedman<7>
    • Wade [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade
      • Wade [Cumberland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Cumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wade<7>
    • Parkton [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkton
      • Parkton [Robeson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Cumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkton<7>
    • Rennert [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rennert
      • Rennert [Robeson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Cumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rennert have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rennert

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cumberland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cumberland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cumberland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cumberland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cumberland. See our Newspapers Page for Cumberland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cumberland ...

Looking for more information about Cumberland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cumberland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cumberland.

Adding Cumberland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cumberland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cumberland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cumberland on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cumberland on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cumberland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cumberland County: www.co.cumberland.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Cumberland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Cumberland. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cumberland refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cumberland may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cumberland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cumberland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cumberland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CumberlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cumberland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0051, Longitude: -78.9671    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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