In the last half of the Civil War, Johnsonville was a critical supply depot for Union forces occupying Nashville and much of the mid-south. Union forces built a rail line with amazing speed and engineering. To defend the railway they first built a fort in Waverly. However, in 1864, they moved the fort to a hill overlooking the town and the area. The fort is in the backyard of a 1922 Mansion which now serves as a museum and treasure trove treasure trove of historical information. The Museum includes a Civil War Room, World War I Room, World War II Building, Jesse James Exhibit, Captain Anderson Exhibit and other interesting collections donated by Humphreys County residents. It is also an event venue for rent for weddings, showers, teas and other special events.
Hours: Friday – Sunday, 1-4 pm
For more information you can contact Patsy Bradley at (931) 296-3739.
201 Fort Hill Road, Waverly, TN, USA