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Montgomery County, Tennessee

37040, 37041, 37042, 37043

"Gateway to the New South"

Page Contents for Clarksville, Tennessee

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.


Statistics & Facts

The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.
The population of Clarksville is approximately 89,243 (1995), 132929 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 27,642 (1990), 49439 (2010).
The amount of land area in Clarksville is 189.252 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.511 sq kilometers.
The distance from Clarksville to Washington DC is 607 miles.
The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 41 miles. (as the crow flies)
Clarksville is positioned 36.56 degrees north of the equator and 87.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Clarksville elevation is 500 feet above sea level.
The Clarksville median home price is $ 133,338 (2005).
Clarksville average annual rainfall is 48.92 inches per year
Clarksville average annual precipitation is 48.11 inches peryear.
Clarksville average temperature is 69.0 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 38.3 (January) degrees F.
The average high temperature is 79.6 (July) degrees F.


about 40 miles northwest of Nashville, off I-24 in central Tennessee.
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four seasons. Here is a weather page for Clarksville.
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History & History Related Items

Adjacent to Fort Campbell Is the city of Clarksville, Tennessee, the county seat of Montgomery County. Founded in 1784 and named for General George Rogers Clark, frontier fighter and Revolutionary War hero, Clarksville was established as a town in 1785 by the North Carolina Assembly. Tennessee was granted statehood in 1796 and Clarksville was incorporated as a town with elected officials in the year 1819. From the days of Indian massacres to the present days of peace and prosperity, Clarksville's history has been colorful and eventful. See this link for a history of Clarksville.
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The founding of Clarksville


The incorporation of Clarksville



For a free brochure, please call 800 530-2487

Excellent hunting conditions, Dunbar Cave State Natural Area for hiking and picnicing. Cave tours are also given from March through summer. Near Barkley, Cheatham, Old Hickory and Percy Priest Lakes for great choices in fishing. McGregor Park has the Queen of Clarksville Riverboat, a 150 passenger paddlewheeler, for rides.

Clarksville is host each year to the Old Time Fiddlers Championship. The event held in late March attracts people from around the country to one of the largest championships of its kind.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center
200 S. Second St.
Clarksville, Tennessee 37040
Phone: 931-648-5780
Fax: 931-553-5179
TTY: 931-553-5101

Dunbar Cave Natural Area
401 Old Dunbar Cave Road
Clarksville, TN 37043
Phone: 931-648-5526

Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum
on the Fort Campbell Military Reservation
Phone: 502-798-3215 or 502-798-4986
The museum tells of the past and present units on the reservation.

Emerald Hill
751 N. Second St.
Phone: 931-648-7979
Originally the home of Gustavus Adolphus Henry, the "Eagle Orator of Tennessee." It is used as the Alumni Center of Austin peay State University. Henry was a local attorney and civic leader who was one of two men elected to represent Tennessee in the Senate of the Confederate States of America

Smith-Trahern Mansion
Corner of First and McClure St.
Phone: 931-648-9998
Built in 1856 by Christopher Smith, a wealthy tobacconist. The mansion has been restored. Call for details.
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Economy & Industry

varied. As of 2006, it is the 17th fastest growing city in the USA.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council.
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Clarksville City Government

Clarksville has a full-time mayor and 12 city councilpersons.

The Clarksville, Tennessee webpage.
1 Public Square
Clarksville, TN 37040

Clarksville Chamber

The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce
312 Madison St.
Clarksville, Tennessee 37040
Phone: 800-530-2487

Clarksville Organizations

The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce
312 Madison St.
Clarksville, Tennessee 37040
Phone: 800-530-2487

Clarksville Schools

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
621 Gracey Ave.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: (931)648-5600

Bible Baptist Academy at 3102 Prospect Circle was founded in 1970 and has an enrollment of 90 students from preschool to high school

Montgomery Christian Academy founded in 1984 by the First Assembly of God Church is located on 1186 Ft. Campbell Boulevard and has an enrollment of 147 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.


Austin Peay State University with the following colleges available: Arts and Science, Education, Business, Graduate and professional program.

Draughons Junior College

MillerMotte Business College

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