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Humphreys County
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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.





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