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New Johnsonville, Tennessee Profile

New Johnsonville Area Profile

Including Waverly, Richland Harbor, Duck River & Cuba Landing

Our New Johnsonville, Tennessee Area section of ExploreKentuckyLake.com covers the city of New Johnsonville and Waverly as well as Richland Harbor, Duck River and Cuba Landing. 

New Johnsonville is a town of about 1,913 people and located directly on Kentucky Lake on US Highway 70.  Waverly has about 4,000 residents and is the county seat of Humphreys County.  Waverly is located about 12 miles east of New Johnsonville and Kentucky Lake. 

Richland Harbor and Cuba Landing are both located in bays off of Kentucky Lake.  Richland Harbor is located just north of New Johnsonville and Cuba Landing is located south of New Johnsonville just off of Interstate 40. 

Duck River drains most of Middle Tennessee directly into Kentucky Lake and is known for its biological diversity with over 150 species of fish.  Duck River National Wildlife Refuge can be found nearby.    

A Closer Look at Humphreys County, Kentucky


Major highways in Humphreys County include Interstate 40 and US Highway 70.  The Humphreys County airport is located just outside of Waverly and provides service for general aviation air traffic from all over the region.  The nearest full-service airport is in Nashville, Tennessee.    


Humphreys County, Tennessee has 18,538 residents.  There are three incorporated cities in Humphreys County including New Johnsonville, Waverly and McEwen.  The unincorporated communities of Bakerville, Buffalo, Hurricane Mills and Polecat can also be found there.

The economy of Humphreys County is based primarily on tourism, agriculture and industry.  

Education & Healthcare

The Humphreys County School System serves over 3,400 students in grades pre-k-12.  They have three elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools.  They have ten preschool classes serving 75% of the four year-olds in the county.  They have 100% Highly Qualified status with No Child Left Behind.  Class sizes are small, especially at elementary level.  At the high school level they encourage dual enrollment with the local community college. 

Three Rivers Hospital, located on Highway 13 in Waverly, is a Critical Access Hospital and is licensed for 25 acute care beds and 10 swing beds.  The hospital provides a 24-Hour emergency room, laboratory, pediatrics and much more. 


The County of Humphreys is governed by the county executive and county commissioners who meet on the second Monday of each month at Waverly City Hall.  The city of Waverly is governed by the city mayor and alderman which meet on the second Monday of each month at Waverly City Hall.  The city of New Johnsonville is governed by a city mayor and councilmen who meet on the 1st Monday of each month at City Hall.   

Churches in Humphreys County

There are numerous churches throughout Humphreys County.  You'll find Baptist, Church of Christ, Methodist, Presbyterian and many others.  View a complete listing of Humphreys County Churches.

Fall at Kentucky Lake
Photo by Shane Dunnaway

A beautiful palette of colors can be experienced at Kentucky Lake during autumn. It's a site to see!