Place:Waverly, Chambers, Alabama, United States

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NameWaverly
Alt namesPea Ridgesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1023933
TypeTown
Coordinates32.736°N 85.574°W
Located inChambers, Alabama, United States
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Waverly is a town in Chambers and Lee counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is part of the Auburn Metropolitan Area. As of 2010, the town population was 145.

Waverly has an operating post office, and three churches are located in the town.

History

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Waverly was settled in the 1830s as "Pea Ridge" but saw little growth until the 1870s. In 1871, the Central of Georgia railroad was extended from Opelika to Dadeville. As planned, the railroad was to take a route roughly one mile (1.6 km) north of the town. However, topographical problems forced the railroad engineer to "waver" the route to the south, passing through Pea Ridge. The townspeople, appreciative of this "waver" which gave their community a rail connection, renamed the town "Waverly". However, some say the town was named for the Waverley Novels of Sir Walter Scott.

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