Burkesville is a city located in the County of Cumberland. It is situated among the rolling down foothills of Appalachia mountains and bordered by the river of Cumberland. Burkesville is the county seat of Cumberland. It has a total area of about 7.5 sq. kms. and is located at a height of about 580 ft. above the ground level. Most of the local residents are primarily engaged with different type of service oriented economic activities in the region.
J.O. Cheek is a notable resident of the area, who created the famous blend of Maxwell House.