About

Welcome to Cumberland—a charming town with a rich history, stunning natural beauty, and warm neighborly welcomes. Nestled along the historic National Road, Cumberland straddles the border of Hancock and Marion County, just 10 miles east of downtown Indianapolis. With a population of 6,419, Cumberland offers the perfect blend of small-town charm and easy access to big-city amenities.
History
Cumberland's place along the historic national road shapes much of its history as a key stopping point for travelers. The town is even named after Cumberland, Maryland, the eastern end of the historic National Road. It was officially platted on July 7, 1831, and by 1884, the town had grown to over 400 inhabitants. Cumberland's official incorporation took place in 1951, with the first Town Board elected the same year. From Stage Coaches to the Pennsylvania Railroad, automobiles, an interurban, and planes that used US 40 as a landing strip our town has a strong connection to the journey of progress. As you drive through our town you can still see the preserved echoes of our rich history, displayed within our streets and buildings. As our community has grown, we've held onto the values that make small towns special.

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Parks And Trails
Our parks and trails are the heart of Cumberland, with nearly every neighborhood connected to our growing trail network. We have three parks: National Road Park, Honors Park, and Lions Park which have amenities like basketball courts, pickleball courts, park shelters, children's playgrounds, and more. Whether you love the rich woodlands, bubbling creeks, or recreational opportunities in our parks, our parks and trails offer something for everyone. Learn More
CommunityCumberland offers the perfect balance of urban convenience and small-town allure. Amidst the opportunities of the nearby big city, Cumberland embodies community living. Here, knowing your neighbors isn't just a courtesy—it's a cherished tradition. Our numerous community events, such as Blues, Beer, & BBQ, Trail & Treat, Weihnachtsmarkt, and the farmers market, bring residents together and celebrate our vibrant town spirit. Whether you're a lifelong resident or a newcomer looking to put down roots, you'll find a warm welcome and a sense of belonging. So come on over and see for yourself what makes Cumberland special. We're always here to welcome you home.

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