Cumberland (Indiana)

Cumberland is in the Nine-County Region of central Indiana, in the Midwestern United States of America. The tiny town of 5,000 straddles Hancock (east) and Marion (west) counties in Indiana.


 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 35.6 40.2 51.7 63.4 72.8 81.9 85 84 77.6 65.3 52.2 38.9
Nightly lows (°F) 20.5 23.9 32.8 42.7 52.6 62.1 65.8 64.4 56.2 44.7 35.1 24.4
Precipitation (in) 2.66 2.32 3.56 3.81 5.05 4.25 4.55 3.13 3.12 3.12 3.7 3.17
Snowfall (in) 8.6 6.5 2.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7 6.9
Sunshine (hrs/day) 9.68 10.62 11.87 13.2 14.33 14.92 14.65 13.68 12.38 11.07 9.93 9.38

Data from 1980–2010,

The town prides itself on retaining a small town character alongside accessibility to a major metropolis. Additionally, the downtown is situated along the historic Old National Road and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Get in

Driving, the main route in and out is the Old National Road, known as US 40. This east–west backbone of the old highway system used to run coast to coast and can still take you out to the town's namesake of Cumberland, Maryland. If you're in Indianapolis, the local bus system IndyGo has a route to deliver you to Cumberland. You can reach the town just south of I-70 and close to Indianapolis' beltway loop I-465.

Get around

The town is small enough to walk or bike easily. Public transport is not an option.


There are four parks: National Road Park, Honors Park, Lions Park, and Wayburn St. Pocket Park. Throughout much of the year, you can play pick-up basketball at Lions and National Road Parks. Additionally, Lions has a tennis court and baseball diamond. Both have shelters, gazebos, and play equipment for children.


If you like an easy walk, go along the Cumberland Pennsy Trail. An annual celebration of Cumberland's citizens is held in Honors Park. The Cumberland Arts Goes to Market festival was founded in 2009 to merge the local arts community with the farmers market; it is held in late summer. The Market is open on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings from May through October.


Cumberland Flowers, 11817 E. Washington St.,  +1 317 894-7627. Buy your sweetheart or other loved one a bouquet


Sero's Family Restaurant, 11720 E. Washington St.,  +1 317 894-5570. Mon–Sat 6AM to 9PM, Su 6AM to 8PM. Sero's offers up American, Greek, Italian, and Mediterranean dishes in an historic diner. Enjoy greasy spoon favorites like a patty melt alongside Greek lasagna and mushroom barley soup. $$.

Two Sisters Cakery & Bakery, 11530 E. Washington St.,  +1 317 640-8819. Tu–Fr 8AM to 5:30PM, Sa 8AM to 1PM. Locally and family-owned bakery offering up hand-made cupcakes, muffins, and scones as well as custom-designed cakes. $.


The Admiral Motel, 11200 E. Washington St.,  +1 317 894-3325. This tiny one-storey is the only place to sleep in town. $.

Go next

The main route through Cumberland is US 40, which will immediately take you through Indianapolis as Washington Street if you continue west. Headed eastbound, you can connect with Richmond. North and south are dominated by rural farmland of Hancock County.

Routes through Cumberland

Terre Haute Indianapolis  W  E  Greenfield Richmond

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