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Welcome to Cumberland Gap ...

The town of Cumberland Gap is located in Claiborne County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cumberland Gap has a population of 489 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cumberland Gap.

Cumberland Gap is 1,410 feet [430 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Cumberland Gap (for example, toward Gernt), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Cumberland Gap lies within the (423) area code.

The ZIP code for Cumberland Gap: 37724<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cumberland Gap had an population of 489 people. This is a decrease of 1.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 139.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cumberland Gap had a population of 494 people. This makes Cumberland Gap the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 494 people, the population of Cumberland Gap increased 142.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 204 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cumberland Gap.

Communities near Cumberland Gap ...

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

  • New Tazewell [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Tazewell
    • New Tazewell [Claiborne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Cumberland Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,705 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Tazewell<7>
  • Alanthus Hill [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alanthus Hill
    • Alanthus Hill [Hancock County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Cumberland Gap
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,498 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alanthus Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alanthus Hill
  • Tazewell [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
    • Tazewell [Claiborne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Cumberland Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,275 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<7>
  • Pineville [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
    • Pineville [Bell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Cumberland Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,692 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Minton Mill [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minton Mill
      • Minton Mill [Claiborne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Cumberland Gap
      • Estimated population in 2014: 527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minton Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minton Mill
    • Evans Ferry [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans Ferry
      • Evans Ferry [Claiborne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Cumberland Gap
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans Ferry
    • Braden [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braden
      • Braden [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Cumberland Gap
      • Estimated population in 2014: 277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braden
    • Stony Fork Junction [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Fork Junction
      • Stony Fork Junction [Bell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Cumberland Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Fork Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Fork Junction
    • Edgewood [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Bell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Cumberland Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
    • Calvin [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calvin
      • Calvin [Bell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Cumberland Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calvin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin

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 Gap. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cumberland Gap.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cumberland Gap. 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 Gap.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cumberland Gap ...

Looking for more information about Cumberland Gap? 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 Gap, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cumberland Gap.

Adding Cumberland Gap to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cumberland Gap 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 Gap was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Cumberland Gap in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Claiborne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cumberland Gap.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cumberland Gap - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Cumberland Gap). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cumberland Gap or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cumberland Gap) 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 Gap. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cumberland GapOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cumberland Gap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5995, Longitude: -83.6680    
<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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