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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Waverly, Tennessee
Location of Waverly, Tennessee
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|On November 4, 1864, Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest's Confederate cavalry attacked and destroyed the river port of Johnsonville located ten miles west of here on the Tennessee River. Union losses included four gunboats, fourteen steamboats, . . . — — Map (db m52611) HM|
|Preserved here for future generations is the original bell installed in the County Court House erected on this public square in 1899. This bell may have existed in the earlier court houses erected here in 1836 and 1878 both of which were destroyed . . . — — Map (db m74382) HM|
|Five hundred yards north is a Federal Civil War earthen fort constructed by the 12th and 13th U.S. Colored Infantry to protect the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad. The 1st Kansas Artillery was stationed there. The railroad from Johnsonville to . . . — — Map (db m74384) HM|
|The earthen fort in front of you, known as Fort Hill, was the headquarters of the 13th U.S. Colored Troops (USCT), led by Col. John A. Hottenstein, from the fall of 1863 to the end of the war. The fort defended the army-operated railroad that ran . . . — — Map (db m82963) HM|
|Established October 19, 1809; Named in honor of Parry W. Humphreys, Judge, Superior Court of Law and Equity, 1807-09; Circuit Judge, Fifth District, Law and Equity, 1809-12 and 1818-36. Member of Congress, 1813-1815. — — Map (db m74380) HM|
|Six miles northwest, where Dry Creek enters the Tennessee River, this town was first settled from 1800 to 1805. In 1812, it became the county seat of Humphreys County, with the first court meeting in the home of Samuel Parker on Trace Creek. The . . . — — Map (db m52587) HM|
|On February 24, 1978, two days after a Louisville and Nashville train wrecked on this site, workmen were cleaning up when 22,000 pounds of liquid propane fuel from a derailed tanker car ignited and caused a massive explosion. The blast and resulting . . . — — Map (db m156578) HM|
|February 24, 1978 at 2:55 p.m., two days after the derailment of twenty-four cars of the L&N railroad, a tanker containing 20,000 gallons of propane gas exploded. The resulting destruction of homes and businesses seems insignificant when measured . . . — — Map (db m156579) HM|
|Fort Waverly was built by Union troops between 1863 and 1864. It protected a newly completed railroad line that connected the important Union supply depot on the Tennessee River in Johnsonville with Federally held Nashville. Confederate guerillas . . . — — Map (db m68920) HM|