Cumberland Redoubt

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The Cumberland Redoubt is a strategic relocation "redoubt" location. It was coined as a term by M.D. Creekmore of and Joel Skousen, author of Strategic Relocation - North American Guide to Safe Places.

M.D. Creekmore and Joel Skousen recommend the Tennessee-Kentucky Cumberland Plateau solution to the “The East Coast Retreat Dilemma”. (See's article).

Mr. Skousen says “As a relocation specialist and designer, I found safe retreat locations and helped clients develop high security homes in every state of the union and you can too. The concept that anyone caught East of the Mississippi River is doomed is only partially valid and highly exaggerated. You can achieve a significantly higher level of safety going beyond the Appalachians to the high plateau regions of Tennessee and Kentucky. This massive and relatively unpopulated area is called the Cumberland Plateau — most of which falls within the state of Tennessee.”[1]

Although a few bloggers have recommended this location, unlike other strategic relocation movements, there is no known organized group actively recruiting people to relocate to the area, and there is no tally of the number of people who have moved to the area in response to the recommendations of Creekmore or Skousen.

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Bibliography - Further Reading


  1. Skousen, Joel M., Strategic Relocation Mr. Skousen is a relocation specialist and author of Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places. The Redoubt of the East,, Accessed February 13, 2015