Genealogy and History
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
This county is available for adoption.
We're looking for folks who share our desire to put data online and are
interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it.
If you are interested joining our group as County Host for this website, or any of our websites, view our
A desire to transcribe data and know-how to make a basic webpage is required.
In the meantime, we'd be very happy to accept any data you'd care
to contribute and would like to see displayed on this site. We're looking for "raw data" - the birth/death/marriage
records, obituaries, cemetery headstone readings, biographies, county histories, census data, pensions and other
military data. In short, we'd like to display all the items you used to put together your family tree (rather than
the tree itself).
Email your transcribed data to me
and we'll take care of putting
WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR
All data we come across will be added to this website, so please keep checking back.
Humphreys County was founded in 1809. It was
named in honor of Parry W. Humphreys. He was a judge, Superior Court of Law and Equity, 1807-1809; circuit judge,
Fifth District, Law and Equity, 1809-1812 and 1818-1836; also a member of Congress, 1813-1815.
Lies on the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad.
Tennessee River forms its western boundary, while Duck River
Hows through the county. Other streams are Buffalo River,
Blue Creek, Trace Creek, Hurricane, Tumbling, White Oak,
Big and Little Richland creeks. The face of the country is
diversified with plateau, ridge and valley lands. The soil
varies greatly from fertile to poor. Duck River Valley is one.
of the most fertile hi the State. Timber is abundant, and is of
excellent quality. There is good water power on some of the
streams. There are good schools at Waverly, the county seat,
and at other points. Waverly has a population of 510. Other
towns in the county are Johnsonville, McEwen, Hurricane
Mills, Bakerville and Cuba. Some iron ore is found in the
county, but has not been developed. There is a woolen mill
and a hub and spoke factory in the county. About $30,000
are invested and 50 hands employed in manufacturing. Large
quantities of tanbark (chestnut oak) are annually shipped from
the county. The principal agricultural products are corn,
wheat, oats, peanuts, tobacco and live stock. The churches
are Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Christian, Cumberland
Presbyterian and Catholic.
The county taxes per $100 are: for schools, 10 cents; for
roads, 10 cents, for county purposes, 30 cents.
Benton -- Dickson -- Hickman
-- Houston -- Perry