About the Byway

Cumberland Historic Byway in Tennessee

Getting to the Cumberland Historic Byway

Byway Regional Map


The Cumberland Historic Byway is a 200-mile connector that dips, bends, and curves along a path that moves mainly east to west, except for a few places where steep and rugged terrain dictates otherwise. Covering eight counties, and some 17 different communities, this corridor is special because of the richness of its natural, cultural, and historic resources. 

From Nashville and Points West
Take I-40 east toward Knoxville, and then take exit 280 for TN-56N toward Gainesboro. Just past Gainesboro, continue onto TN-53N. Enter the Byway by turning right onto Livingston Hwy TN-52.

From Chattanooga and Points South
Take TN-111N to Livingston. To access the Byway east of Livingston, continue north on TN-111. To access the Byway west of Livingston, turn left on Celina Hwy TN-52. 

From Knoxville and Points East 
Take I-75N toward Caryville. To access the Byway west of Caryville, enter the Byway by continuing on I-75N. To access the Byway east of Caryville, turn onto the Byway by taking TN-63E toward La Follette.