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RIVER ATTRACTIONS

PEBBLE ISLE MARINA
Old Johnsonville Road
New Johnsonville, TN. 37134
1 (931) 535-3827 or 1 (877) 535-3827 (toll free)
http://www.pebble-isle.hypermart.net/

DEEP WATER ACCESS - 15 Feet minimum channel depth
Protected Harbor
Covered Slips 30 to 85 feet - 50 Amp and 30 Amp Electrical Service
Transient Slips to 200 ft.   City Water on all docks
Courtesy Van Available
Laundry & Shower Facilities with A/C and heat
Haul Out and Repair Facilities
Triple wide Launch Ramp
Our Floating Restaurant Featuring Breakfast Buffet on Weekends
New Transient Pier, 400 ft.
Accommodating vessels to 200 ft.

CUBA LANDING MARINA
302 Cuba Marina Lane
Waverly, TN 37185
(931) 296-2822
http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/cuba_landing_marina/
Cuba Landing Marina is a full-service marina located on the Tennessee River.  It is a great place for fishing or to just relax and cruise the river.  Pontoon and fishing boat are available to rent plus boat slips with up to 80 feet, deep water channel.

MASON’S BOAT DOCK
10275 Clydeton Road
Waverly, TN 37185
(931) 296-9165
http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/masons_boat_dock/
Mason’s offers camping facilities from primitive to full electric hookups, as well as, one and two bedroom cabins with full kitchen and satellite TV.   Family friendly facility with fishing, fishing guide service, freshwater fishing, bicycling, a boat dock, boat ramp, boat rental, natural wildlife viewing, picnic area, and playground area.  open year-round.

BUFFALO RIVER CAMPING & CANOEING
If you are contemplating a canoe trip or you just want to relax and camp along the picturesque Buffalo River, Buffalo River Camping & Canoeing will give you the exceptional service you ought to have. The peaceful natural beauty is a magnificent place for the young and young at heart.  For more information you can access their web site at http://www.buffalorivercanoe.com/.

DUCK RIVER
http://www.fws.gov/tennesseerefuge/MapsDuckRiverUnitBig.htm
The Duck River is the longest river located entirely within the US state of Tennessee. Free flowing for most of its length, the Duck River is home to over 50 species of freshwater mussels and 151 species of fish, making it one of the most biologically diverse rivers in North America. The mouth of the Duck River empties into the Tennessee River in southern Humphreys County.  The area of the mouth of the Duck is part of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge.

 


 

MUSEUMS

HUMPHREYS COUNTY ARCHIVE
In 2001, The Humphreys County Archive was established to preserve the vast amount of records the county has produced since its organization in 1809. Our facility houses over 5,000 court cases, marriage records, wills, tax records, and other documents related to the county government.

While the main purpose of the archive is to efficiently serve our residents, county offices, and elected officials with access to our holdings for official use, The Humphreys County Archive is also a great place to find genealogical information. We are proud to boast a database that contains over 12,000 names, with documents dating as far back as 1790.

Inquiries to The Humphreys County Archive are welcome in person, by phone, by mail, or electronically. We will be glad to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and we look forward to seeing you!

 


County Archivist (Vacant)
Please call for current business hours
Contact Information:
(931) 296-4517
201 Pavo Avenue
Waverly, TN 37185



HUMPHREYS COUNTY MUSEUM & CIVIL WAR FORT

201 Fort Hill
Waverly, TN 37185
http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/humphreys_county_museum_civil_war_fort/
This 1922 Mansion with a Civil War Fort in the backyard is a treasure trove of historical information.  The Museum includes a Civil War Room, World War I Room, World War II Building, Jesse James Exhibit, Captain Anderson Exhibit and other interesting collections donated by Humphreys County residents.  It is also available to rent for weddings, showers, teas and other special events.  For more information you can contact Patsy Bradley at (931) 296-3739.

 

WAVERLY TRAIN EXPLOSION MEMORIAL MUSEUM
West Railroad Street
Waverly, TN 37185
(931) 296-4865
 http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/waverly_train_explosion_memorial_museum/
This on site memorial to 1978 train derailment disaster features pictures, video, newspaper accounts and comments from those on the scene.  Open year-round - Free admission - 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Self guided tour – 1 hour.

 


 

PARKS

JOHNSONVILLE STATE HISTORIC PARK
Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. to sundown
For Further Information Contact:
Johnsonville State Historic Area / 90 Redoubt Lane / New Johnsonville, TN 37134
Phone (931) 535-2789
Or Contact:
Tennessee State Parks / 401 Church St., 7th Floor / Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (888) 867-2757 / www.tnstateparks.com

Johnsonville State Historic Park is the site of a unique Civil War battle and the location of Johnsonville prior to the creation of Kentucky Lake.  Located on the East bank of Kentucky Lake, three miles north of U.S. Hwy 70 and the town of New Johnsonville, this 600 acre park has a wide variety of plant and animal life. This park has been established to preserve and to protect the rich cultural and natural resources that exist.

Historical significance:  Johnsonville, named for then Military Governor of Tennessee Andrew Johnson, was the site for a unique military victory. On November 4, 1864, Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his cavalry attacked and destroyed the river port depot of Johnsonville. Union losses included three gunboats, eleven transports, eighteen barges, and over 8 million dollars in lost supplies. The fall of Johnsonville represented not only a Confederate victory, but also the only record of a naval force being engaged and defeated by a cavalry force. The township of Johnsonville existed until the early 1940’s when the Tennessee Valley Authority purchased the land in preparation for the forming of Kentucky Lake.

Picnic Pavilions and Playgrounds:  Johnsonville has two small picnic shelters that will accommodate 12-16 people each. Both picnic shelters have grills; one has restrooms nearby. The park also has 29 open picnic sites with tables and most with grills. All picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Johnsonville has one multifunction playground and two playgrounds with swings only. A basketball goal provides additional enjoyment for visitors.


 

MOVIE THEATERS
http://www.flexertheatres.com/

MI-DE-GA Theatre
106 West Court Square
 Waverly, TN 37185

Valley Drive-In
Hwy 70 W
Waverly, TN 37185
(931) 296-4500
(800) 821-2179 Toll Free


 

GOLF COURSES

WAVERLY COUNTRY CLUB
195 GOLF CLUB LANE
WAVERLY, TN 37185
http://www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/TN/8017.htm
9 Hole Golf Courses in Beautiful Small Town Setting
Members and Public Welcome

Public Hours: Monday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
  Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
  Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
  Friday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
  Summer Hours    

No Tee Time Required and Carts Available
For More Information Call (931) 296-4644

 

WILLOW RIDGE GOLF COURSE
2065 Erin Rd.
McEwen, TN. 37101
(931) 582-9966
http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/willow_ridge_golf_course/
Beautiful 18 hole, par 71 public course. We have lush bentgrass greens and zoysia fairways, also a driving range and practice putting green. No tee times are necessary.

 


 

EQUESTRIAN

BUCKSNORT TRAIL RIDE
http://www.bucksnorttrailride.com

Bucksnort Trail Ride is one of Humphreys County's best kept secrets.  This is the 23rd year of operation at 2887 Poplar Grove Road, McEwen, TN 37101.

Owner, Linda Baker, rode at Bucksnort 17 years before she bought the ride.  She knows what Trail Riders enjoy and does her best to see that they enjoy great camping, terrific home cooked meals and the assortment of trails offer something for every rider.

Evening entertainment consists of a band on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights.  Thursday night they host a fun auction in the dining hall.  Thursday afternoon there is a Fun Horse Show with classes for gaited horses, quarter horses, mules and when asked, a carriage class is added for those that bring wagons, carts, or buggy's.

Beautiful Tumbling Creek flows through the campground and during the June Ride is a very popular place for kids as well as adults on a hot afternoon.

Come join Linda for one of the week long rides in April, June and October or if a weekend ride is more to your pace, Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend Rides are a great value for riders.

You may call the home number for information, 615-662-7512, please leave a message, or you can reach Tony Baker, Linda's husband on his cell phone at 615-419-6536.  Emails are welcome.

To view a film of the ride, go to the Tennessee Crossroads webpage and check out the streaming video. Go to the Episode Page and click on May, 2009.  Bucksnort Trail Ride is under Episode 2246.

Enjoy the video and then come visit Bucksnort Trail Ride.

Happy Trail Ride from Linda, Tony and the wonderful staff at Bucksnort Trail Ride.

 

PAINT ROCK MORGANS  
Owners: Phil & Kim Hutchinson,
3847 Old State Rt. 1, New Johnsonville, TN  37134
(931) 535-3486  webpony.com/paintrockmorgans

Horse breeding, sales & training.  Specializing in Morgan horses.


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Irish Picnic
175 St. Patrick Street
McEwen, TN 37101
(931) 582-3493

St. Patrick Irish Picnic and Homecoming in McEwen, TN is an annual event regularly attended by over 20,000 fun-loving people from across the nation.  Originating in 1854, the picnic is known for its famous barbecue pork and the secret sauce than ranks it among the most delectable barbecue ever tasted.  The first Irish Picnic was held to raise funds for a new church bell for St. Patrick Church.  Local farmers donated pigs and sheep for the fundraising meals that fed the railroad community of McEwen.  Efforts were so successful that generations of church members and other volunteers have turned it into a community project with proceeds being used for the financial support of St. Patrick School.
The ingredients of the legendary hot sauce is known to only one church member, Frank Walsh, whose family brought it with them from Ireland.  The closely guarded recipe is kept under lock and key and one day be passed to his sons.  A 300 gallon kettle is used to make the secret sauce.

The Irish Picnic is held the last Friday and Saturday in July.  Early visitors may want to feast on the 4,200 chicken halves, which are prepared by lunchtime on Friday.  Live music and dancing begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday lasting all day.  The Irish picnic is listed in The Guinness Book of World Records (1988) as the world’s largest outdoor barbecue.  “Cead Mile Failte” or “One Hundred Thousand Welcomes” is an old Irish greeting and the Irish Picnic theme.  And “welcome” is exactly what visitors will feel when they come for the food, music, dancing, games & homespun fun at the Irish Picnic and Homecoming.

 

   
 

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