Waverly is located in the east-central part of the state. The majority of the town lies within Lee County, with small portions in Tallapoosa County and Chambers County. It has a mayor/council form of government.


Waverly was first settled in the 1830s and was occasionally known as Pea Ridge. The town was centered on agriculture until the mid-1990s, when Ozark native Scott Peek and some associates founded the graphic design firm Standard Deluxe. In 2001, Peek founded the Old 280 Boogie, a biannual music festival that draws acts from around the world. Many residents work in the nearby university city of Auburn.


According to 2020 Census estimates, Waverly recorded a population of 252. Of that number, 99.6 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 0.4 percent as Asian, and 0.4 percent as two or more races. The town’s median household income was $60,000, and the per capita income was $45,636.


According to 2020 Census estimates, the workforce in Waverly was divided among the following industrial categories:

  • Educational services and health care and social assistance (32.6 percent)
  • Construction (15.2 percent)
  • Retail trade (13.6 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (8.3 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (8.3 percent)
  • Information (6.1 percent)
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (5.3 percent)
  • Manufacturing (3.0 percent)
  • Public administration (3.0 percent)
  • Wholesale trade (2.3 percent)
  • Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing (1.5 percent)
  • Other services, except public administration (0.8 percent)


There are no public schools in Waverly. Students attend Lee County schools. Auburn University is located in nearby Auburn.


County Road 9 runs east-west through town.

Events and Places of Interest

Local business Standard Deluxe presents the Old 280 Boogie music festival each April and October. The company also hosts the Heart of Waverly BBQ around Independence Day each July.

Further Reading

  • The Heritage of Lee County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2000.

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