“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Waverly, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Humphreys County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Humphreys County, TN (24) Benton County, TN (18) Dickson County, TN (35) Hickman County, TN (18) Houston County, TN (3) Perry County, TN (6)  HumphreysCounty(24) Humphreys County (24)  BentonCounty(18) Benton County (18)  DicksonCounty(35) Dickson County (35)  HickmanCounty(18) Hickman County (18)  HoustonCounty(3) Houston County (3)  PerryCounty(6) Perry County (6)
Location of Waverly, Tennessee
    Humphreys County (24)
    Benton County (18)
    Dickson County (35)
    Hickman County (18)
    Houston County (3)
    Perry County (6)
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1Tennessee (Humphreys County), Waverly — 3E 24 — Battle of Johnsonville
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
2Tennessee (Humphreys County), Waverly — Court House Bell
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
3Tennessee (Humphreys County), Waverly — 3E 25 — Fort Hill
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
4Tennessee (Humphreys County), Waverly — Fort Hill at WaverlyDefending Railroads
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
5Tennessee (Humphreys County), Waverly — Humphreys County
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
6Tennessee (Humphreys County), Waverly — 3E 10 — Reynoldsburg
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
7Tennessee (Humphreys County), Waverly — 3E 22 — Waverly Disaster
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
8Tennessee (Humphreys County), Waverly — Waverly Disaster
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
9Tennessee (Humphreys County), Waverly — Welcome to Fort Waverly & The Humphreys County and Civil War Museum
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
May. 11, 2021