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.


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]


  1. ^ a b "Bakerville, Tennessee". Geographic Names Information System. United States 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.