Cumberland county is located in central Illinois just to the northeast of the intersection of Interstate 57 and Interstate 70.
The county, established in 1843, is named for the Cumberland Road, which was influential in the settling of the Midwest. The road runs from Cumberland, MD to Vandalia and was known as the National Road and the National Pike. Today it is U.S. 40 and parallels I-70.
Historical sites include the Cumberland County Courthouse in Toledo (the county seat] and the Greenup Commercial Historic District. Greenup served 12 years as the first county seat.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 11,101, an increase of 431 over the 1990 census.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Marshall) Clark County
(Charleston) Coles County
(Robinson) Crawford County
(Toledo) Cumberland County
(Paris) Edgar County
(Effingham) Effingham County
12/05 Coming to The Toledo area
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Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.