Cumberland


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Cumberland,

former county, N England. In 1974, Cumberland became part of the nonmetropolitan county of CumbriaCumbria,
county (1991 pop. 486,900), 2,635 sq mi (6,826 sq km), extreme NW England. The county stretches from the Morecambe Bay to Soloway Firth along the Irish Sea coast.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Cumberland.

1 City (1990 pop. 23,706), seat of Allegany co., NW Md., on the North Branch of the Potomac; settled 1750, inc. 1815. It is an important railroad and shipping center for a coal-mining area. Its manufactures include textiles, rubber, glass, paper products, and plastics. Cumberland grew around the site of a trading post established (1750) by the Ohio CompanyOhio Company,
organization formed (1747) to extend settlements of Virginia westward. The members were mostly Virginia planters interested in land speculation and the fur trade.
..... Click the link for more information.
 at a natural gateway through the Appalachians to the Ohio valley. Fort Cumberland (built 1754) was the base of operations for the ill-fated BraddockBraddock, Edward,
1695–1755, British general in the French and Indian War (see under French and Indian Wars). Although he had seen little active campaigning before 1754, Braddock was reputed to have a good knowledge of European military tactics and was noted as a stern
..... Click the link for more information.
 expedition (1755) against the French and Native American forces and the site of Washington's first military headquarters (1757). The city became the eastern terminus of the Cumberland Road, or National RoadNational Road,
U.S. highway built in the early 19th cent. At the time of its construction, the National Road was the most ambitious road-building project ever undertaken in the United States. It finally extended from Cumberland, Md., to St.
..... Click the link for more information.
; a division point for the Baltimore & Ohio RR; and the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio CanalChesapeake and Ohio Canal,
former waterway, c.185 mi (300 km) long, from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Md., running along the north bank of the Potomac River. A successor to the Potomac Company's (1784–1828) navigation improvement project, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
..... Click the link for more information.
 (completed 1850), which runs through Green Ridge State Forest. Other local attractions include the old toll gate house (1833), a scenic railroad, Canal Place Heritage Area, and the Narrows, a magnificent gorge through the Appalachians to the Ohio valley. Frostburg State Univ. is to the west.

2 Town (1990 pop. 29,038), Providence co., NE R.I., on the Blackstone River and the Mass. line; included in Massachusetts until 1746, inc. as a R.I. town 1747. Its manufactures include textiles and metal and fiberglass products. The Ballou Meetinghouse dates from c.1740.


Cumberland,

river, 687 mi (1,106 km) long, rising in E Ky., and winding generally SW through Ky. and Tenn., then NW to the Ohio River near Paducah, Ky.; drains c.18,500 sq mi (47,910 sq km). The development of lakes and canals make the river navigable for small craft for much of its length. The river's upper course flows through the rugged, forested coal-mining region of SE Kentucky. The central section of the river passes through the Nashville Basin, an agricultural region and the site of Nashville, Tenn. The Tennessee Valley Authority markets hydroelectric power produced by dams on the Cumberland and its tributaries, including Dale Hollow, Center Hill, and Barkley dams, as well as Wolf Creek Dam, Ky., which impounds Lake Cumberland. The Cumberland valley was the scene of several important Civil War battles (see Fort DonelsonFort Donelson
, Confederate fortification in the Civil War, on the Cumberland River at Dover, Tenn., commanding the river approach to Nashville, Tenn. After capturing Fort Henry, on the Tennessee River (Feb. 6, 1862), General Ulysses S. Grant, on Feb.
..... Click the link for more information.
).

Cumberland

 

a sound in the Atlantic Ocean, off the southeastern coast of Baffin Island. It cuts inland for 259 km and measures approximately 74 km wide and 360– m deep at the entrance. The shores are high and mostly rocky. Cumberland Sound is covered with ice from late September through June. Tides are semidiurnal and at syzygy measure 7 m.

Cumberland

1
1. Richard. 1631--1718, English theologian and moral philosopher; bishop of Peterborough (1691--1718)
2. William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, known as Butcher Cumberland. 1721--65, English soldier, younger son of George II, noted for his defeat of Charles Edward Stuart at Culloden (1746) and his subsequent ruthless destruction of Jacobite rebels

Cumberland

2
(until 1974) a county of NW England, now part of Cumbria
References in periodicals archive ?
CEO, Alistair Munro, and the existing Cumberland management team, will remain in place, and no redundancies are planned following the merger.
95 Cumberland Kia will lube the vehicle's chassis, set tire pressure to the correct PSI, install a new Kia Genuine oil filter, replace up to 5 quarts of motor oil, and check and top off all fluids that may need it.
Traditional Cumberland sausages now join foods like Cornish clotted cream and Stilton cheese in winning special status.
Defra said the application for Protected Geographical Indication status for the Traditional Cumberland Sausage met all the necessary criteria and would now be sent to the European Commission.
The first programme in the new series, Booby Prize, sees Colin and Cumberland attend a talent show that's literally out of this world.
Cumberland Crossing consists of a 288-unit garden-style apartment community situated at the intersection of Mendon Road (Route 122) and 1-295 (Exit 10) in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
Peter Montgomery, who owns a 1933 house at Highland and Cumberland Road, wants to see the neighborhood's hundreds of historic homes protected.
The portion of the Wilderness Road that crossed Cumberland Mountain was destroyed by highway construction in the early 1900s.
Cumberland headed to his home in Partick, Glasgow, and next day joined neighbour John Curran, 58, and a friend, John Elliot, 62, for a drink to celebrate his freedom.
Save Our Cumberland Mountains, a thirty-year-old citizen's group, has submitted a petition to the Department of Interior, asking that the 66,000 acres in the park's watershed be declared "unsuitable for mining.
An annual community service tradition, Cumberland Farms encourages customers to stop by any Cumberland Farms that offer Farmhouse Blend, for a free cup of coffee, iced or hot.