Welcome to Humphreys County, Tennessee, a county rich in history,natural resources, industry and family entertainment. "The Land of Three Rivers" offers the natural beauty of the Tennessee River, the Duck River and the Buffalo River. Taking advantage of the friendly, hometown atmosphere, visitors travel from all over the country to enjoy boating, fishing, camping and a variety of other recreational activities.
The middle Tennessee area is easily accessible from Interstate 40, Exit 143, which accesses Hwy. 13 and leads north to the county seat of Waverly. U.S. Highway 70 runs through the three major cities in the county. Waverly, the largest city and center of the county is flanked on the east by McEwen, which is rich in Irish heritage, and New Johnsonville on the west, which is rich in Civil War history.
One of Humphreys County's largest attractions is Loretta Lynn's Ranch and Family Campground near Hurricane Mills. Visitors are allowed a glimpse into the personal life of country music legend, Loretta Lynn, with family entertainment from April through November of each year. The museum and gift shop depict various aspects of Lynn's life. The ranch also sponsors the AMA National Motocross Championship as well as concerts, trail rides and other activities throughout the year.
The city of Waverly is host to "Music on the Square" every Saturday night during the summer months. This lively entertainment event features different performers each week and is free to the public.
In McEwen, St. Patrick's Irish Picnic and Homecoming, held the last Friday and Saturday in July, is one of the world's largest outdoor barbeque events. Drawing thousands of visitors each year, St. Patrick's famous barbequed pork, chickens, sauce and fixings keep visitors coming back for more.
Ready access to transportation via railroad, waterways, highways and interstates has facilitated the growth of several types of industry in Humphreys County. A small airport, located in Waverly, serves private aircraft.
Blue Creek Nature Center, located just outside Waverly and the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, which runs along Duck River, encompasses more than 52,000 acres and is perfect for observing a look at untouched wildlife. The peaceful blue waters and many marinas make these popular getaways for the entire family. Avid fishermen and hunters find a paradise along the refuge with organized hunts and fishing tournaments.
Humphreys County is rich in history with Civil War artifacts, antebellum homes and more. The Johnsonville Historic State Park, Humphreys County Museum and Civil War Fort, Nolan House, McAdoo House, Enoch's Mill and one of only two old Greyhound bus stations found in the state offer a backward glance into the history of Humphreys County.
The following pages and sites offer further information on the resources found in Humphreys County, the heart of the “Volunteer State”.