Humphreys County, Tennessee
One of Tennessee’s most treasured icons, Loretta Lynn, has called Humphreys County home since the 1970s and the coal miner’s daughter is also a driving force behind tourism in a county that is well known for its breathtaking beauty. Her sprawling ranch, Hurricane Mills, is a mecca for Lorettta’s fans–she takes the stage there three times a year–as well as a destination for nature lovers and history buffs. Learn more about Loretta Lynn and Hurricane Mills on discoversoutheast.com
Located just 65 miles from Nashville via I-40 Humphreys County is nestled on the western edge of Middle Tennessee along the Tennessee River and Kentucky Lake. The Duck and Buffalo Rivers also run through the county making it one of America’s favorite playgrounds for exploring, boating, hunting, fishing or just plain relaxing!
Some of our many attractions:
Mi-De-Ga Theatre – The Mi-De-Ga Theatre is located on the Square in Waverly. The walk in theatre is family owned and operated since September 9, 1936.
Waverly Explosion Memorial Caboose – Waverly. Memorial tribute to the 1978 tragic train explosion in Waverly. Memorabilia housed in a real caboose. Open daily from dawn to dusk.
Humphrey’s County Museum and Civil War Fort features a military room with memorabilia from all wars and an extensive collection of Indian artifacts situated on an old Civil War fort site complete with existing rifle pits. The fort was built to protect and keep open a supply railroad to the Union army in Tennessee during the Civil War.
The Buffalo River offers scenic canoeing suitable for the beginner and the more advanced canoeist. Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, Duck River Unit near New Johnsonville provides a safe haven for winter waterfowl, and migrating shorebirds. Wildlife observation, boat ramps, and fishing and hunting in season. The refuge is over 52,000 acres on three locations.
Johnsonville State Historic Area, a 550 acre park on the eastern side of Kentucky Lake, overlooks the site of the Civil War Battle of Johnsonville. Museum, hiking trails, and picnic area with tables and grills.
Blue Creek Nature Center, a 42 acre facility two miles south of Waverly, offers hiking and jogging trails, bicycling and ATV riding (organized rides only). Picnic under the open pavilion or just sit back and relax.
And don’t miss our festivals and events like the 30-Mile Yard Sale and the Irish Picnic. See a complete lists of events on visithumphreys.com