Bakerville, Tennessee

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Bakerville, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
Bakerville Cemetery
Bakerville Cemetery
Bakerville, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Bakerville, Tennessee
Bakerville, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°56′37″N 87°52′27″W / 35.94361°N 87.87417°W / 35.94361; -87.87417Coordinates: 35°56′37″N 87°52′27″W / 35.94361°N 87.87417°W / 35.94361; -87.87417
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Humphreys
Elevation 394 ft (120 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 931
GNIS feature ID 1276198[1]

Bakerville is a rural unincorporated community in Humphreys County, Tennessee, United States.[1] The community is several miles south of the county seat of Waverly and is near the confluence of the Buffalo and Duck Rivers.

History[edit]

It is believed that the town's name goes back to the Baker families that resided in the area during the 19th-century. At one point, no fewer than 80 Baker's lived in the small town circa 1880.[2]

Notable people[edit]

The first female senator in the United States, Hattie Caraway, was born here in 1878.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bakerville, Tennessee". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Miller, Larry L (October 2001). Tennessee Place Names. Indiana University Press. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-253-21478-2. 
  3. ^ "CARAWAY, Hattie Wyatt, (1878 - 1950)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved Nov 2013.