The Town of Cumberland was established in 1831 along the National Road. Today the Town straddles the Hancock and Marion County line East of Indianapolis, and has a population of about 5,500.
East Washington Street, or US 40/Historic National Road, is still a main thoroughfare connecting the Town to Indianapolis and Greenfield. The Town's Historic National Road past is a major platform for future development in the Town. Along this historic roadway, the Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern Interurban and Pennsylvania Railroad ran parallel.
Cumberland's Park System provides amenities for all residents, whether you want to walk on a trail, have a picnic, or just play a game of softball. The system is comprised of three (3) parks: National Road Park, Honors Park, and Lions Park. The Town continues to expand its trail system, working to add the Buck Creek Trail to connect with the already established and popular Pennsy Trail.
In conjunction with parks and trails, Cumberland serves to grow a community in a manner that supports business, historic preservation, and recreation.