Burkesville, the seat of Cumberland county, is located on the Cumberland River and at the junction of KY 61 and 90. It was established in 1798 on the land of Samuel Burkes and was known as Cumberland Crossing and Burkesville (the name was often spelled Burksville). Burkesville was incorporated in 1846. The Cumberland Court House or Burkesville post office opened in 1801. The population in 2010 was 1,521.
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