Introduction to Cumberland, Indiana
Cumberland, Indiana, in Marion county, is 10 miles E of Indianapolis, Indiana. It is part of the surrounding Indianapolis metro area, and has roughly 5,500 residents.
The theme of Cumberland is 'Country Comfort and City Convenience'. The name 'Cumberland' came from Cumberland town in Maryland. On July 7, 1831, the town was officially platted and in 1842, the first post office was established. It was officially incorporated in 1951. The town's sewer system was developed in 1966, and the water supply system was constructed in 1959.
Cumberland and Nearby Attractions
- Children's Museum of Indianapolis
- White River State Park
- James Whitcomb Riley House (Greenfield)
- Fort Harrison State Park
- Indianapolis Zoo
- McMaze Indiana
Things To Do In Cumberland
While in Cumberland, people may visit nearby museums like the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Conner Prairie, or Eiteljorg Museum to learn about the towns history. Historical sites nearby include the James Whitcomb Riley House (Greenfield), James Whitcomb Riley House (Indianapolis), and the President Benjamin Harrison Home. Parks such as Fort Harrison State Park, Greenburg Reservoir State Fishing Area, Mounds State Park, and New Albany-Floyd County Park are also located close to the town. Other sites frequently visited are McMaze Indiana and Indianapolis Zoo.
Indianapolis International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Cumberland Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Anderson University, Ball State University, and Butler University.