The Cumberland River is a major waterway of the Southern United States. The 688-mile-long river drains almost 18,000 square miles of southern Kentucky and north-central Tennessee. The river flows generally west from a source in the Appalachian Mountains to its confluence with the Ohio River near Paducah, Kentucky, and the mouth of the Tennessee River​​​​​​​
Important first as a passage for hunters and settlers, the Cumberland River also supported later riverboat trade, which traveled to the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Villages, towns, and cities were located at landing points along its banks. Through the middle of the 19th century, settlers depended on rivers as the primary transportation routes for trading and travel.​​​​​​​
As with my many other photo projects following rivers, lakes and other waterways around the US, I’m most interested in the landscapes, culture, commerce, recreation, architecture and life in the mostly small towns as close to the water as possible. This can be seen in the geotracks below mirroring the actual course of the river. 
Long Hollow KY
Long Hollow KY
Sardis KY
Sardis KY
Sardis KY
Sardis KY
Fishing Creek Recreation Area, KY
Fishing Creek Recreation Area, KY
Fishing Creek Recreation Area, KY
Fishing Creek Recreation Area, KY
Jamestown KY
Jamestown KY
Bakerton KY
Bakerton KY
Freedom KY
Freedom KY
Freedom KY
Freedom KY
Cookeville TN
Cookeville TN
Burkesville KY
Burkesville KY
Burkesville KY
Burkesville KY
Burkesville KY
Burkesville KY
Burkesville KY
Burkesville KY
Carthage TN
Carthage TN
Carthage TN
Carthage TN
Carthage TN
Carthage TN
Defeated TN
Defeated TN
Hartsville TN
Hartsville TN
Hendersonville TN
Hendersonville TN
Hendersonville TN
Hendersonville TN
Hendersonville TN
Hendersonville TN
Nashville
Nashville
Nashville
Nashville
Nashville
Nashville
Nashville
Nashville
Cheatham Dam TN
Cheatham Dam TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Palmyra TN
Palmyra TN
Palmyra TN
Palmyra TN
Indian Mound TN
Indian Mound TN
Cumberland City TN
Cumberland City TN
Cumberland City TN
Cumberland City TN
Canton KY
Canton KY
Kentucky Dam Village
Kentucky Dam Village
Smithland KY
Smithland KY
Tilne KY
Tilne KY
Kentucky Dam Village
Kentucky Dam Village
Kentucky Dam Village
Kentucky Dam Village
Kentucky Dam Village
Kentucky Dam Village
Cadiz KY
Cadiz KY
Indian Mound TN
Indian Mound TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Clarksville TN
Ashland City TN
Ashland City TN
Nashville
Nashville
Nashville
Nashville
Mt Juliet TN
Mt Juliet TN
Galatin TN
Galatin TN
Galatin TN
Galatin TN
Madison TN
Madison TN
Lebanon TN
Lebanon TN
Lebanon TN
Lebanon TN
Lebanon TN
Lebanon TN
Hartsville TN
Hartsville TN
Hartsville TN
Hartsville TN
Dixon Springs TN
Dixon Springs TN
Dixon Springs TN
Dixon Springs TN
Dixon Springs TN
Dixon Springs TN
Carthage TN
Carthage TN
Granville TN
Granville TN
Granville TN
Granville TN
Celina TN
Celina TN
Celina TN
Celina TN
Byrdstown TN
Byrdstown TN
Steubenville KY
Steubenville KY
Touristville KY
Touristville KY
Touristville KY
Touristville KY
Touristville KY
Touristville KY
Touristville KY
Touristville KY
Bronston KY
Bronston KY
Bronston KY
Bronston KY
Burnside KY
Burnside KY
Somerset KY
Somerset KY
Keavy KY
Keavy KY
Cumberland Falls KY
Cumberland Falls KY
Cumberland Falls KY
Cumberland Falls KY
Corbin KY
Corbin KY
Barbourville KY
Barbourville KY
Barbourville KY
Barbourville KY
Flat Lick KY
Flat Lick KY
Coldiron KY
Coldiron KY
Coldiron KY
Coldiron KY
Harlan KY
Harlan KY
Bimble KY
Bimble KY
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