HOME TO LORETTA LYNN AND GATEWAY TO THE TENNESSEE RIVER
We’re glad you’re here! Humphreys County offers a wide variety of things to do. See the old plantation house with the “Crisco Kitchen”, visit The Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum and all the other things to do at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Then follow the Trail and step back in history at the Humphreys County Museum and Civil War Fort on your way to Johnsonville State Historic Park where the famous General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Calvary overtook the Union navy in the Battle of Johnsonville. Plan your trip around some of our festivals and events like the 30-Mile Yard Sale and Poor Boys Classic Car Show and enjoy our local dining and shopping. You’ll find area maps and brochures all along the way at restaurants and attractions or stop by the Chamber of Commerce at 124 E. Main St., Waverly. There’s so much to see and do – you’ll need to come back! Calendar of Events and Things to Do.
TENNESSEE RIVER TRAIL
The Byway winds through nine counties along the banks of the Tennessee River offering a unique glimpse into the past and the events that shaped our nation’s history. Whether you’re a history buff, an environmentalist, or an outdoor recreation enthusiast, the Byway has something for you. Cross a river by ferry, see major Civil War battle sites, stroll through historic downtown areas, or spend the day bird watching in a Wildlife Management Area. Visit the Tennessee River, Kentucky Lake, and surrounding tributaries to enjoy camping, marinas, sports fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. There is no better place to see the impact of the Tennessee Valley Authority, which transformed life in the Tennessee River Valley region during the mid-1900s. The diversity of the region provides an environmental and cultural experience that cannot be matched.
The Screaming Eagle Trail is waiting for you:
Filled with outdoor adventure, lip smackin' barbecue, military lore, and country music must-sees. Start your journey on a musical note at Nashville's famed Bluebird Cafe. Don't be surprised if a local like Brad Paisley or Carrie Underwood unexpectedly takes the stage to try out a new tune. There's also much to see at Fort Campbell, home of famed 101st Airborne's Screaming Eagles. Visit the base's Pratt Museum to learn about air combat history and view one of the most notorious weapons of all time, the pint-sized XM-29 Davy Crockett atomic mortar.
Next, tour country music legend Loretta Lynn's "Dude Ranch" and plantation home in Hurricane Mills. The Coal Miner's Daughter Museum offers a close-up view of her tour bus, dresses, dolls and hundreds of personal items. Continue your musical education with a live blues jam session at Kingston Springs' Fillin' Station. There's definitely no need to go hungry on the Screaming Eagle Trail. Stop off at Carl's Perfect Pig in White Bluff for a rack of some of Tennessee's best barbecue ribs.
Cross the Tennessee River to Camden and see the site of the tragic 1963 plane crash that claimed the life of one of the most remarkable singers of all time — Patsy Cline. Then, hearken to the call of the wild by observing bison and elk in their natural habitat at Tennessee Wildlife Refuge. From military history to musical artifacts, you'll find a perfect piece of Tennessee for everyone on the Screaming Eagle Trail.
William R Anderson born 6/17/21 in Humphreys County was the Commander of the USS Nautilus. He received international attention when the Nautilus became the first sub to sail successfully under the polar ice cap surrounding the North Pole. He later became a US Representative for Tennessee. There is a historic sign in Bakerville, the area where he was born.
The Buffalo River is not named for the bison that once inhabited the area, but for the buffalo fish (Ictiobus species) commonly found in the river.
More than 300 species of birds have been observed in the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, along with 51 mammals, 89 reptiles and amphibians, and 134 species of fish.
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