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290 Alfred Thun Road
Clarksville, TN 37040
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The Hilton Garden Inn Clarksville Tennessee hotel is 40 miles northwest of Nashville, directly off I-24. This hotel is located just minutes away from Ft. Campbell Military Post, Austin Peay State University and close proximity to Historic Downtown Clarksville. Deluxe hotel accommodations, friendly service and a relaxed Tennessee atmosphere await our Hilton Garden Inn Clarksville Tennessee hotel guests. Certain to please the busy executive or leisure Tennessee traveler are the Hilton Garden Inn's array of special amenities including complimentary wireless and wired high-speed internet access, 27 inch high definition plasma televisions, in-room hospitality center with a microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker. Our hotel also offers, dual line phones with voicemail and data ports, large work desk, ergonomic chairs, pay-per-view video and games and complimentary HBO. The Hilton Garden Inn Clarksville Tennessee hotel guests can also enjoy a complimentary USA Today each weekday morning, our indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, and a 24-hour complimentary business center with secure remote PrinterOn printing. The Hilton Garden Inn Clarksville Tennessee hotel's restaurant, the Great American Grill, serves freshly prepared breakfast daily, as well as an elegant dinner and room service. The Pavilion Pantry has a selection of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable packages items perfect for in-room preparation. We also have a full lounge and bar area that serves a wide variety of beer, wine and liquor. The Hilton Garden Inn Clarksville Tennessee hotel offers over 2,600 square feet of flexible meeting and ballroom space, which comfortably accommodates over 200 people, as well as professional catering services. Come enjoy our Tennessee hospitality and exceptional service at the Hilton Garden Inn Clarksville hotel. *****Everything. Right where you need it.*****


· Accessible facilities
· Express check-out
· Free parking
· Laundry/Valet service
· Pool
· Pool
· Restaurant
· Room service
· Safe deposit box
· Spa

Room Information

King Evolution Room
Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea maker, Cable television

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· American Dollars is the native currency.
· Check in time is 3:00 PM
· Check out time is 12:00 PM
· 111 rooms.
· 0 suites.
· 5 floors.

Restaurant Information

Great American Grill

While in Tennessee, you might enjoy a visit to:

Palmyra, Tennessee: E.T. Wickham's Folk Art

Unique concrete folk art figures sculpted by Enoch Tanner Wickham in the 1950s and 1960s; modified for the worse by vandals.

17 miles from Clarksville.

Nashville, Tennessee: Mosaic Dragon Sculpture

Chilean-born artist Pedro P Silva created this long, colorful sculpture of a dragon - sea serpent, which its humps emerging from the surface of the public park.

40 miles from Clarksville.

Hurricane Mills, Tennessee: Loretta Lynn's Home and Museum

Tour Loretta Lynn's home and recording studio -- similar in spirit to Graceland, but a lot less crowded.

51 miles from Clarksville.

Bowling Green, Kentucky: National Corvette Museum

Exhibits in the eclectic structure include 80+ Corvettes and one-of-a-kind concept cars, along with many rotating car exhibits. Fans flock from all over the world.

57 miles from Clarksville.

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Clarksville, Tennessee -� Kids Encyclopedia

Clarksville, Tennessee

The city of Clarksville is situated in northern Tennessee, near the Kentucky state line, at the confluence of the Cumberland and Red rivers. Clarksville is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Nashville. The city celebrates its musical heritage at the annual Tennessee Old Time Fiddlers' Championship.

Clarksville's attractions include Historic Collinsville, a recreation of a 19th-century settlement. The varied exhibits of the Custom House Museum & Cultural Center include the relay baton of track star Wilma Rudolph. who was born in the Clarksville area. Dunbar Cave State Park, immediately northeast, offers cave tours. Near the town of Dover, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) west, is Fort Donelson National Battlefield, the American Civil War site on which forces under General Ulysses S. Grant won the first major Union victory in February, 1862. Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, which extends into Kentucky between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, is just northwest of Dover. Clarksville is the seat of Austin Peay State University, founded in 1927.

Colonel John Montgomery and Colonel Martin Armstrong founded Clarksville in 1784, when Tennessee was still part of North Carolina. The new settlement was named for General George Rogers Clark. a frontiersman who fought in the American Revolution. Native American bands made frequent attacks in the area. Valentine Sevier, brother of Tennessee's first governor, lost several family members to such attacks. The stone block house he built during the 1790s still stands.

The city developed in the 19th century as a river depot for tobacco. Tobacco growing and the processing and marketing of the local “dark-fired” variety are important activities. Fort Campbell, a large U.S. Army base northwest of the city, was established in 1942 and continues to contribute to the economy. Printing and the manufacture of heating and air conditioning units have been local industries. Clarksville is governed by a mayor and a city council. (See also Tennessee .) Population (2010) 132,929; metropolitan area (2010) 273,949.

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At the Courtyard Clarksville, we effortlessly fuse comfort, functionality, aesthetics and technology to afford our guests greater control of their environment. We provide sophisticated, warm and inviting spaces where you will always feel welcome and connected. One of the newest hotels in Clarksville, the Courtyard is located just off Interstate 24, a short drive from the U.S. Army installation at Fort Campbell, Austin Peay State University and many corporations with offices in Clarksville. Whether you are traveling on business or simply visiting, the Courtyard can serve as your base in "The Queen City." We are minutes from a variety of restaurants and not far from downtown Clarksville, the river and other area attractions. It is only a short drive to Nashville - "Music City, USA" - and ALL that is offered there, too. Enjoy breakfast, dinner or drinks in our BISTRO and Starbucks coffee, served on-site. Stay active, using our Fitness Center, or make room for a little fun! This is YOUR stay. YOUR way.

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Holiday Inn Express Fort Campbell-Oak Grove Candlewood Suites Fort Campbell - Oak Grove Candlewood Suites Clarksville

Enjoyed my stay at this hotel and recommend hotel to other customers. [Less]

Surprisingly quiet room

I was a bit worried when I was put in a room next to the elevator but I never heard it. This has to be the quietest room I have ever stayed in. The hotel is clean and the staff is very [More] professional and friendly. They serve a standard HIE breakfast. However, each evening they set up a snack table and it adds a lot of value to the stay. The flavored water in the lobby is a memorable touch. The internet was rock solid the entire stay. I will book this hotel on my next trip through the area. [Less]

This review would be excellent if the room was cleaned properly especially the are around the bed and the bathroom vent especially. It was very obvious a layer of dirt and dust hanging and blowing [More] when the bathroom light was turned on. [Less]

Review of my stay

The hotel was nice, low in cost and in driving distance to everything that I needed for the weekend. I would recommend this hotel to all my family and friends. I enjoyed my stay. [Less]

I have stayed at this location two times and have always enjoyed it. Clean rooms and common areas. pool was great also [Less]

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So after a week of driving back and forth to Fort Campbell’s gate 7 my co-worker and I had to wonder why we were staying at a Candlewood Suites 13 miles away and not at this one right by the gate. [More] Our travel agent was able to get us rooms at the Oak Grove Candlewood Suites and we made the move immediately. When we arrived at the hotel Miss Carmella the Front Desk Supervisor welcomed us with open arms as though we were VIPs! During our whole stay Miss Carmella was always the most charming host, always with a smile and always with a friendly greeting. She was always ready to answer any concerns a guest may have. Miss Carmella may not own the property but you would never now that from the pride in the hotel that came pouring out of her. Thanks for the great stay Miss Carmella! The Staff: I have to specifically mention two of the staff members that had a significant impact on my stay. Mr. Warren: Good ole Warren was there about every day I returned to the hotel. He was always there with a friendly greeting and a smile. Warren seemed always concerned on how the guest’s day had gone. Getting to know Warren was my privilege! Thanks Warren you’re the best. Miss Mary: Miss Mary was the overnight clerk whose morning greetings started the day off right. After working overnight Miss Mary was always full of sunshine and her countenance always made the start of the day much better. Best wishes to you Miss Mary on you and your husband’s military retirement. The Room: My room was well organized and immaculately cleaned. Upon entering the room there is a nice kitchenette with a full size refrigerator a two burner glass stove top, dishwasher, and all the necessary items needed to cook and eat in the room. There is a desk/table that runs from the end of the kitchen counter to the fall wall providing more than enough space for eating and working. There is a nice swivel desk chair and a normal straight back chair at the desk. Ingeniously the desk also performs as a chest of drawers and has shelving. The bed was a nice King Size Bed that was very comfortable to sleep on. Perhaps the greatest item in the room was the recliner. I spent many an hour enjoying reading and tv while sitting in the recliner. When you first walk into the room you think that the recliner is squeezed in pretty tight and it is. But that did not affect its reclinablity (yes I made that word up). There is a nice size flat screen TV that is mounted in the corner by the desk. The TV is wall mounted on a hinged mount so that the angle can be adjusted for perfect viewing from anywhere in the room. On the right side of the TV are the ports for HDMI cables which are easily accessible. I brought my own HDMI cable so that I could hookup my laptop and enjoy my Streaming Videos Services. The inputs for the TV are conveniently located on the remote. Common: The hotel has a very nice and clean swimming pool for relaxing in after those hot Kentucky days. One of the greatest amenities this hotel has is the BBQ Gazebo. The gazebo has two very nice grills that are half propane and half charcoal. If you get there at the right time you may even be offered food as it seems that groups of folks tend to make more food than they can eat. The gazebo also serves as a nice social area. Internet: The hotel is equipped with WiFi and each room has a LAN drop for direct connection. For streaming I connected to the LAN with the LAN Cable I brought along. Grips: During my stay the WiFi signal strength was intermittent at times, and at other times it would be completely gone. A few times the internet was completely off line. I called the Internet Tech Support number listed on the internet connection card. I was asked what device I was trying to connect too (after explaining that I had been connected and lost the internet). I told customer service that I had a laptop and android phone and that I had also lost connection on the LAN. The customer service guy told me he was going to check their equipment. Upon returning to the phone he stated that their equipment was good, but magically the internet returned and all I had to do was log back in (hmmmm). From my understanding the hotel owners and staff is very concerned about this problem and working diligently to get it fixed. Suggestions: 1. The BBQ Gazebo gets hit directly by the afternoon sun and becomes unbearably hot. I would suggest the hotel put up sun screens that can be opened and closed by guest as needed. They would only have to be on the west and north sides to provide relief from the sun. 2. During the afternoon the front of the hotel is shaded by the building itself. There are two grass areas out front that benches or chairs placed there would provide for some nice shaded seating. All in all this is a great hotel and I would stay there again if in the area, no doubt. [Less]

Great location, great stay

Pet Friendly Hotels in Clarksville, TN

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Incorporated in 1785, the city of Clarksville, Tennessee is the county seat of Montgomery County and is the fifth largest city in the state. Clarksville was named for George Rogers Clark who was a frontier fighter and Revolutionary War hero. Tourists can enjoy several points of interest such as the downtown L & N Train Station, Dunbar Cave, Historic Collinsville and the Roxy Theater, which is also located downtown. There are also several nearby pet-friendly hotels just a short drive from downtown Clarksville.

Candlewood Suites

The Candlewood Suites is a full-service hotel that allows guests to stay for one or for an extended stay, while traveling on business or pleasure. Upon visiting this all-suite hotel, guests will find nearby attractions like Fort Campbell, Governors Square Mall and the Beachhaven Winery. The Candlewood Suites hotel has four floors and 80 nicely equipped suites with full kitchenettes, one-king or two-queen size beds, cable/satellite TVs and DVD players. Additional amenities include barbecue grills, business services, wireless Internet access and an on-site fitness center. This hotel is also pet-friendly, for an additional fee. Candlewood Suites 3050 Clay Lewis Road Clarksville, TN 37040 931-906-0900 Ichotelsgroup.com

Americas Best Value Inn

The Americas Best Value Inn is north of Nashville, TN and within minutes of the Tennessee/Kentucky state line. Guest can enjoy local activities and attractions like the Nashville Zoo, fishing/boating, Swan Lake Golf Course and the Austin Peay State University. This two-story hotel has 60 guest rooms with mini-fridges, microwaves, free local calls and cable TVs. Property amenities include outdoor swimming pool, free breakfast buffet, guest laundry facility, wireless high-speed Internet access and business services. This hotel also allows pets for a small fee. Americas Best Value Inn 254 Holiday Drive Clarksville, TN 37040 931-552-2663 americasbestvalueinn.com

Quality Inn

The Quality Inn hotel is within close proximity to local businesses, attractions and recreational activities such as Port Royal State Park, shopping at nearby retail stores, golf course, bowling alley and cocktail lounges. The Quality Inn hotel features 143 guest rooms with flat screen/plasma TVs, free local calls, room service, wireless Internet access, microwaves and refrigerators. This hotel is also pet-friendly and has an on-site restaurant, sauna, indoor heated pool, fitness room and free breakfast/beverages daily. Quality Inn 3095 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard Clarksville, TN 37040 931-648-4848 qualityinn.com

Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County. Tennessee. United States. [ 6 ] and the fifth largest city in the state. The population was 132,929 in 2010 United States Census. Clarksville is the ninth fastest growing city in the nation and the principal central city of the Clarksville, TN-KY metropolitan statistical area. which consists of Montgomery County. Stewart County, Tennessee. Christian County, Kentucky. Trigg County, Kentucky and is the 10th fastest growing Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the nation.

Clarksville is one of the south's most historic cities and the home of Austin Peay State University ; The Leaf-Chronicle . the oldest newspaper in Tennessee; and neighbor to the Fort Campbell, United States Army base. Fort Campbell is the home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) from downtown Clarksville, straddling the Tennessee -Kentucky state line. It is officially Fort Campbell, Kentucky due to the fact the base U.S. Post Office is on the Kentucky side of the base; the majority of Fort Campbell is within the state of Tennessee .

Contents The city's nicknames
  • Tennessee's Top Spot- was introduced as a new city "brand " and official nickname in April 2008. [ 8 ]
  • The Queen City
  • Clarksvegas
  • Queen of the Cumberland
  • Gateway to the New South [ 2 ]

Clarksville is located at 36°31′47″N 87°21′33″W  /  36.52972°N 87.35917°W  / 36.52972; -87.35917 (36.5297222, -87.3594444) [ 9 ]. The elevation is 382 feet (116 m) above sea level. This altitude can be found on a section of Riverside Drive, which runs along the eastern bank of the Cumberland, but most of the city is higher. Clarksville's civil airport, Outlaw Field, is listed as 550 feet (170 m) AMSL by survey. According to Topo USA mapping software, the city square sits at 475 feet (145 m) and the courthouse at 509 feet (155 m). There is a point on the northern side of Memorial Drive near Medical Court that reaches 598 feet (182 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau. the city has a total area of 95.5 square miles (247 km 2 ), of which, 94.9 square miles (246 km 2 ) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km 2 ) of it (0.71%) is water.

Clarksville is located on the northwest edge of the Highland Rim. which surrounds the Nashville Basin. and is 45 miles (72 km) northwest of Nashville .

Clarksville was founded on the Cumberland River near the confluence of the Cumberland and the Red River. The Cumberland flows downstream from Nashville, some 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Clarksville. From its beginnings, the river was the city's commercial lifeline. Flat boats and, by the 1820s, steamboats carried cotton. oats. soybeans and tobacco. downstream to the Ohio River and up the Ohio to Pittsburgh. More frequently, cargo went down the Ohio to the Mississippi River and New Orleans. Both dark-fired and burley tobacco are grown in the area, and European tobacco buyers helped make Clarksville the largest market in the world for dark-fired tobacco, particularly Type 22. used in smokeless products. It was considered to have the highest nicotine content of all tobaccos in the 19th century.

To the northwest of Clarksville, lies the Fort Campbell Military Reservation, home of the 101st Airborne Division. Much of Clarksville's economy can be attributed to Fort Campbell's presence (and Austin Peay State University ). Most of Fort Campbell is in Tennessee, mostly in Montgomery and Stewart counties. Its post office is in Kentucky.

Fort Campbell North is a Census-designated place (CDP) in Christian County, Kentucky. United States. It contains most of the housing for the Fort Campbell Army base. The population was 14,338 at the 2000 census.

Major roads and highways
  • U.S. Highway 41 Alternate (Madison Street and Fort Campbell Boulevard)
  • U.S. Highway 79 (Wilma Rudolph Boulevard)
  • Interstate 24 (designated a control city along route)
  • State Route 12 (Ashland City Highway)
  • State Route 13
  • State Route 48
  • State Route 76 ("Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway")
  • State Route 374 (Warfield Blvd. 101st Airborne Division Parkway, Purple Heart Parkway)
ZIP codes

The ZIP codes used in the Clarksville area are: 37010, 37040, 37041, 37042, 37043, 37044, 37191.

Area code

Clarksville and the majority of Montgomery County use the area code 931, but a portion of eastern Montgomery County has use of the area code 615. Its Neighbor, Fort Campbell. uses area code 270.


As of the census [ 4 ] of 2000, there were 103,455 people, 36,969 households, and 26,950 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,090.6 people per square mile (421.1/km²). There were 40,041 housing units at an average density of 422.1 per square mile (163.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.91% White, 23.23% African American, 0.54% Native American, 2.16% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 2.61% from other races, and 3.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.03% of the population. The census recorded 5,187 foreign-born residents in Clarksville.

There were 36,969 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 13.6% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,548, and the median income for a family was $41,421. Males had a median income of $29,480 versus $22,549 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,686. About 8.4% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

History Pre-Colonization and Native American History

The area now known as Tennessee was first settled by Paleo-Indians nearly 11,000 years ago. The names of the cultural groups that inhabited the area between first settlement and the time of European contact are unknown, but several distinct cultural phases have been named by archaeologists, including Archaic. Woodland. and Mississippian whose chiefdoms were the cultural predecessors of the Muscogee people who inhabited the Tennessee River Valley prior to Cherokee migration into the river's headwaters. [ 11 ]

When Spanish explorers first visited Tennessee, led by Hernando de Soto in 1539–43, it was inhabited by tribes of Muscogee and Yuchi people. Possibly because of European diseases devastating the Native tribes, which would have left a population vacuum, and also from expanding European settlement in the north, the Cherokee moved south from the area now called Virginia. As European colonists spread into the area, the native populations were forcibly displaced to the south and west, including all Muscogee and Yuchi peoples, the Chickasaw. and Choctaw. From 1838 to 1839, nearly 17,000 Cherokees were forced to march from "emigration depots" in Eastern Tennessee, such as Fort Cass. to Indian Territory west of Arkansas. This came to be known as the Trail of Tears. as an estimated 4,000 Cherokees died along the way. [ 12 ]


The area around Clarksville was first surveyed by Thomas Hutchins in 1768.He identified Red Paint Hill, a rock bluff at the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, as a navigational landmark. [ 13 ]

In the years between 1771 and 1775, John Montgomery. the namesake of the county, along with Kasper Mansker visited the area while on a hunting expedition. That same year in 1771, James Robertson led a group of some twelve or thirteen families involved with the Regulator movement from near where present day Raleigh, North Carolina now stands. In 1772, Robertson and the pioneers who had settled in Northeast Tennessee (along the Watauga River, the Doe River. the Holston River. and the Nolichucky River met at Sycamore Shoals to establish an independent regional government known as the Watauga Association. However, in 1772, surveyors placed the land officially within the domain of the Cherokee tribe, who required negotiation of a lease with the settlers. Tragedy struck as the lease was being celebrated, when a Cherokee warrior was murdered by a white man. Through diplomacy, Robertson made peace with the Cherokees. who threatened to expel the settlers by force if necessary. [ 14 ]

In March 1775, land speculator and North Carolina judge Richard Henderson met with more than 1,200 Cherokees at Sycamore Shoals, including Cherokee leaders such as Attacullaculla. Oconostota. and Dragging Canoe. In the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals (also known as the Treaty of Watauga), Henderson purchased all the land lying between the Cumberland River. the Cumberland Mountains. and the Kentucky River. and situated south of the Ohio River in what is known as the Transylvania Purchase from the Cherokee Indians. The land thus delineated, 20 million acres (81000 km?), encompassed an area half as large as the present state of Kentucky. Henderson's purchase was in violation of North Carolina and Virginia law, as well as the Royal Proclamation of 1763. which prohibited private purchase of American Indian land. Henderson may have mistakenly believed that a newer British legal opinion had made such land purchases legal. [ 15 ]

All of present day Tennessee was once recognized as one single North Carolina county: Washington County, North Carolina. Created in 1777 from the western areas of Burke and Wilkes Counties, North Carolina, Washington County had as a precursor a Washington District of 1775-76, which was the first political entity named for the Commander-in-Chief of American forces in the Revolution. [ 14 ] [ 16 ]


In 1779, James Robertson brought a group of settlers from upper East Tennessee via Daniel Boone 's "Wilderness Road ". Robertson would later build an iron plantation in Cumberland Furnace. [ citation needed ] A year later, in 1780, John Donelson led a group of flat boats up the Cumberland River bound for the French trading settlement, French Lick (or Big Lick), that would later be Nashville. When the boats reached Red Paint Hill, Moses Renfroe. Joseph Renfroe, and Solomon Turpin, along with their families, branched off onto the Red River. They traveled to the mouth of Parson's Creek, near Port Royal. and came ashore to settle down. [ citation needed ] However, an attack by Indians in the summer drove them back. (See Port Royal State Park )

Clarksville was designated as a town to be settled in part by soldiers from the disbanded Continental Army that served under General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. [ citation needed ] At the end of the war, the federal government lacked sufficient funds to repay the soldiers, so the Legislature of North Carolina. in 1790, designated the lands to the west of the state line as federal lands that could be used in the land grant program. Since the area of Clarksville had been surveyed and sectioned into plots, it was identified as a territory deemed ready for settlement. The land was available to be settled by the families of eligible soldiers as repayment of service to their country.

The development and culture of Clarksville has had an ongoing interdependence between the citizens of Clarksville and the military. The formation of the city is associated with the end of the American Revolutionary War. [ citation needed ] During the American Civil War a large percent of the male population was depleted due to Union Army victories at Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. Many Clarksville men were interned at Union prisoner of war (POW) camps. Clarksville also lost many native sons during World War I (WWI). With the formation of Camp Campbell, later Fort Campbell. during World War II (WWII), the bonds of military influence were strengthened. Soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky have deployed in every military campaign since the formation of the post. [ citation needed ]

On January 16, 1784, John Armstrong filed notice with the Legislature of North Carolina to create the town of Clarksville, named after General George Rogers Clark. [ citation needed ] Even before it was officially designated a town, lots had been sold. In October of 1785, Col. Robert Weakley laid off the town of Clarksville for Martin Armstrong and Col. Montgomery, and Weakley had the choice of lots for his services. He selected Lot #20 at the northeast corner of Spring and Main Streets. The town consisted of 20 'squares' of 140 lots and 44 out lots. The original Court House was on Lot #93, on the north side of Franklin Street between Front and Second Street. The Public Spring was on Lot #74, on the northeast corner of Spring and Commerce Streets. Weakley built the first cabin there in January of 1786, and about February or March, Col. Montgomery came there and had a cabin built, which was the second house in Clarksville. After an official survey by James Sanders [ disambiguation needed   ]. Clarksville was founded by the North Carolina Legislature on December 29, 1785. It was the second town to be founded in the area. Armstrong's layout for the town consisted of 12 four-acre (16,000 m²) squares built on the hill overlooking the Cumberland as to protect against floods. [ citation needed ] The primary streets (from north to south) that went east-west were named Jefferson, Washington (now College Street), Franklin, Main, and Commerce streets. North-south streets (from the river eastward) were named Water (now Riverside Drive), Spring, First, Second, and Third streets.

The tobacco trade in the area was growing larger every year and in 1789, Montgomery and Martin Armstrong persuaded lawmakers to designate Clarksville as an inspection point for tobacco. [ citation needed ] In 1790, Isacc Rowe Peterson staked a claim to Dunbar Cave. just northeast of downtown.

When Tennessee was founded as a state on June 1, 1796, the area around Clarksville and to the east was named Tennessee County. (This county was established in 1788, by North Carolina.) Later, Tennessee County would be broken up into modern day Montgomery and Robertson Counties, named to honor the men who first opened up the region for settlement.

The 19th Century

Clarksville Museum and Cultural Center, Built 1898

As time progressed into the 19th century, Clarksville grew at a rapid pace. By 1806, the town realized the need for an educational institution, and the Rural Academy was established that year. Later, the Rural Academy would be replaced by the Mount Pleasant Academy. By 1819, the newly-established town had 22 stores, including a bakery and silversmith. In 1820, steamboats begin to navigate the Cumberland, bringing hardware. coffee. sugar. fabric. and glass. [ citation needed ] They also exported flour. tobacco, cotton. and corn to ports like New Orleans and Pittsburgh along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Trade via land also grew as four main dirt roads were established, two to Nashville, one crossing the Red River via ferry called the Kentucky Road, and Russellville Road. [ citation needed ] In 1829, the first bridge connecting Clarksville to New Providence was built over the Red River. Nine years later, the Clarksville-Hopkinsville Turnpike was built. In 1855, Clarksville was incorporated as a city. Railroad service came to the town on October 1, 1859 in the form of the Memphis, Clarksville and Louisville Railroad. The line would later connect with other railroads at Paris, Tennessee and Guthrie, Kentucky .

Civil War Years

By the start of the Civil War. the combined population of the city and the county was 20,000. The area was openly for slavery, as blacks worked in the tobacco fields. In 1861, both Clarksville and Montgomery County voted unanimously to join the Confederate States of America. [ citation needed ] The proximity of the birthplace of Confederate President Jefferson Davis gave the city a strong tie to the CSA, and both sides saw the city as strategic and important. Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston set up a defense line around Clarksville expecting a land attack; however, the Union sent troops and gunboats down the Cumberland, and in 1862, captured Fort Donelson, Fort Henry, and Clarksville. Between 1862 and 1865, the city would shift hands, but the Union would retain control of Clarksville to include control of the city's newspaper - The Leaf Chronicle for three years. Many slaves that had been freed gathered in Clarksville and joined the Union Army. which created all-black regiments. The remaining lived along the side of the river in shanties.

  • Camp Boone located on U.S. Highway 79 Guthrie Road/(Wilma Rudolph Boulevard),
  • Camp Burnet
  • Fort Defiance, Tennessee, a Civil War outpost that overlooks the Cumberland river and Red river and was occupied by both Confederate and Union soldiers. Work is ongoing at the site to build an interpretive/ museum center to chronicle the local chapter in the Civil War.

On February 17, 1862, the USS Cairo along with another Union Ironclad came to Clarksville, TN and captured the city. There were no Confederate soldiers to contend with because they had left prior to the arrival of the ships. There were white flags flying over Ft. Defiance and over Ft. Clark. The citizens of the town that could get away, left as well. Before they left, Confederate soldiers tried to burn the railroad bridge that crossed the Cumberland River. The fire didn’t take hold and was put out before it could destroy the bridge. This railroad bridge made Clarksville very important to the Union. The USS Cairo tied up in Clarksville a couple of days before moving on to participate in the capture of Nashville.


After the war, the city began Reconstruction. and in 1872, the existing railroad was purchased by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. The city reached a high point until the Great Fire of 1878, which destroyed 15 acres (60,000 m²) of downtown Clarksville's business district, including the courthouse at that time and many other historic buildings. It was believed to have started in a Franklin Street store. [ citation needed ] After the fire, the city rebuilt and entered the 20th century with a fresh start. [ citation needed ] It was at this time that the first automobile rolled into town, drawing much excitement. [ citation needed ]

The 20th century

Mural painted on the only remaining wall of a building destroyed by the '99 tornado.

Another new form of entertainment soon came. In 1913, the Lillian Theater, Clarksville's first "movie house" for motion pictures, was opened on Franklin Street by Joseph Goldberg. It sat more than 500 people. Less than two years later, in 1915, the theater burned down. It was rebuilt later that year. [ citation needed ]

As World War I raged in Europe. many locals volunteered to go, reaffirming Tennessee as the Volunteer State, a nickname earned during the War of 1812. the Mexican-American War and other earlier conflicts. Also during this time, women's suffrage was becoming a major issue, and Clarksville women saw a need for banking independent of their husbands and fathers who were fighting. In response, the First Women's Bank of Tennessee was established in 1919 by Mrs. Frank J. Runyon.

The 1920s brought additional growth to the city. Travelwise, a bus line between Clarksville and Hopkinsville was established in 1922. 1927 saw the creation of Austin Peay Normal School, later to become Austin Peay State University. Two more theaters were added, the Majestic (with 600 seats) and the Capitol (with 900 seats) Theaters, both in 1928. John Outlaw, a local aviator, established Outlaw Field in 1929.

The largest change to the city came in 1942, as construction of Camp Campbell (now known as Fort Campbell) began. The new army base ten miles (16 km) northwest of the city, and capable of holding 23,000 troops, gave an immediate boost to the population and economy of Clarksville.

In recent decades, the size of Clarksville has doubled. Communities such as New Providence and Saint Bethlehem were annexed into the city, adding to the overall population. The creation of Interstate 24 north of Saint Bethlehem made the area prime for development, and today much of the growth along U.S. Highway 79 is commercial retail. In 1954, the Clarksville Memorial Hospital was founded along Madison Street. Downtown, the Lillian was renamed the Roxy Theater, and today it still hosts plays and performances weekly. Clarksville is currently one of the fastest growing large cities in Tennessee. At its present rate of growth, the city is on track to replace Chattanooga as the fourth largest city in Tennessee by 2020.

The Roxy has been used as a backdrop for numerous photo shoots, films, documentaries, music videos and television commercials; [ citation needed ] most notably for Sheryl Crow 's Grammy-award winning song All I Wanna Do . which was shot in front of the Roxy in downtown Clarksville. [ citation needed ]

The Monkees 1966 classic #1 song Last Train to Clarksville was supposedly inspired by the city's train depot and about a soldier from Fort Campbell during the Vietnam War era, wanting to see his girlfriend one more time before deployment, fearing he may never come back home. Parts of Clarksville are also briefly seen in the songs Music video.

1999 Tornado

On the morning of January 22, 1999, the downtown area of Clarksville was devastated by an F3 tornado. damaging many buildings including the county courthouse. The tornado, 880 yards (800 m) wide, continued on a 4.3-mile (6.9 km)-long path that took it up to Saint Bethlehem. No one was seriously injured or killed in the destruction. Clarksville has since recovered, and has rebuilt much of the damage as a symbol of the city's resilience. Where one building on Franklin Street once stood has been replaced with a large mural of the historic buildings of Clarksville on the side of one that remained.

2010 Flood

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 Clarksville and a majority of central Tennessee to include Nashville and 22 counties in total, suffered expansive and devastating floods near the levels of the great flood of 1937. Many business along Riverside Drive along the Cumberland River were totally lost. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_2010_Tennessee_floods

History of the county courthouse

Montgomery County Courthouse

The first Montgomery County courthouse was built from logs in 1796 by James Adams. It sat close to the riverbank on the corner of what is now present-day Riverside Drive and Washington Street. It was later replaced by a second courthouse built in 1805, and a third in 1806, with the land provided by Henry Small. The fourth courthouse was built in 1811, and the first to be built of brick. It was constructed on the east half of Public Square, with the land donated by Martin Armstrong. In 1843, yet another courthouse was built, this time on Franklin Street. It would remain standing until the Great Fire of 1878.

The sixth and current courthouse was built between Second and Third Streets, with the cornerstone laid on May 16, 1879. This particular building was designed by George W. Bunting of Indianapolis, Indiana. Five years later, the downtown area was hit by a tornado. which damaged the roof of the courthouse. The building was rebuilt. On March 12, 1900, the building was again ravaged by fire, with the upper floors gutted and the clock tower destroyed. Many citizens wanted the courthouse torn down and replaced with a safer one, but the judge refused and repaired the damage.

The courthouse was destroyed once again by the January 22, 1999 tornado. The building of another new courthouse was on the minds of locals, but in the end the courthouse was fully restored as a county office building. On the fourth anniversary of the disaster the courthouse was rededicated. In addition to the restoration of the original courthouse and plazas, a new courts center was built on its north side.

Notable Clarksvillians

The following notable people were born in or have lived in Clarksville:

Education Colleges and universities K-12 Public schools

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System operates a total of 36 public schools to serve about 30,000 students, including seven high schools, seven middle schools, 20 elementary schools, one magnet school for K-5, and the Middle College @ Austin Peay State University .

Montgomery Central High School.

Public high schools (grades 9-12) in Clarksville-Montgomery County:

  • Northeast High School (800 students)
  • Clarksville High School (1,259 students)
  • Rossview High School (1,500 students)
  • Northwest High School (1,171 students)
  • Kenwood High School (1,152 students)
  • West Creek High School (1,000 students)
  • Montgomery Central High School (950 students)

Public elementary schools in Clarksville-Montgomery County:

  • Barkers Mill Elementary School (
1,110 students) - "Favorite Public School" (The Leaf-Chronicle 's 2010 Readers Choice Awards, 2011 Readers Choice Awards)
  • Barksdale
  • Burt
  • Byrns Darden
  • Cumberland Heights
  • East Montgomery
  • Liberty
  • Minglewood
  • Moore Magnet
  • Norman Smith
  • Ringgold
  • Rossview
  • St. Bethlehem
  • Woodlawn
  • West Creek
  • Biggest public primary/middle schools in Clarksville-Montgomery County:

    • Northeast Middle School (Students: 800; Grades: 6 - 8)
    • Kenwood Middle School (Students: 750; Grades: 6 - 8)
    • Richview Middle School (Students: 1,076; Grades: 6 - 8)
    • Glenellen Elementary School (Students: 1,058; Grades: KG - 5)
    • New Providence Middle School (Students: 1,027; Grades: 6 - 8)
    • Rossview Middle School (Students: 996; Grades: 6 - 8)
    • Sango Elementary School (Students: 941; Grades: KG - 5)
    • Northeast Elementary School (Students: 933; Grades: KG - 5)
    • Hazelwood Elementary School (Students: 913; Grades: KG - 5)
    • Barkers Mill Elementary School (Students: 1,110; Grades KG - 5)
    • Kenwood Elementary School (Students: 799; Grades: KG - 5)
    • Montgomery Central Middle School (Students: ?; Grades: 6 - 8) (Cunningham, Tennessee)
    • West Creek Middle School (Students: 1000; Grades: 6-8)
    • Montgomery Central Elementary School (Students: 400; Grades: KG - 5) (Cunningham, Tennessee)
    Private schools

    Private high schools in Clarksville-Montgomery County:

    • Clarksville Academy (Students: 613; ST; Grades: PK - 12)
    • Montgomery Christian Academy (Students: 175; Grades: PK - 12)
    • Bible Baptist Academy (Students: 142; Grades: PK - 12) (closed 2000)
    • Weems Academy (Students: 58; Grades: 4 - 12)
    • Academy for Academic Excellence (Students: 50; Grades: 1 - 12)
    • Helicon/Clarksville Diagnostic (Students: 25; Grades: 6 - 12)
    • Clarksville Christian School (Students: 156; Grades K-10)

    Private primary/middle schools in Clarksville:

    • St. Mary's Catholic School (Students 140; Grades K - 8)
    • Immaculate Conception Preschool (Students: 156; Grades: PK - KG)
    • Apostolic Christian School (Students: 17; Grades: PK - 9)
    • Little Scholars (Montessori Method, Students 22; Ages 2.5-7)

    Major industrial employers in Clarksville include:

    • American Standard
    • Averitt Hardwoods International
    • Bridgestone Metalpha USA
    • Convergys Corporation - Clarksville's second largest private employer
    • Clarksville Foundry
    • Florim USA
    • Fort Campbell - Clarksville's largest employer
    • Hemlock Semiconductor LLC (HSC)
    • Hendrickson Trailer Suspensions Systems
    • Jostens. Printing and Publishing Division
    • Letica Corporation
    • Precision Printing & Packaging
    • Premiumwear, Inc.
    • Print Xcel
    • Quebecor
    • Robert Bosch Corporation
    • Smithfield Manufacturing, Inc
    • SPX Corporation. Metal Forge Division
    • Startek USA
    • Trane - Clarksville's largest private employer
    • UCAR Carbon Corporation
    • Vulcan Corporation. Rubber Division
    • Whitson Lumber Company

    Other notable local companies include:


    Clarksville is served commercially by Nashville International Airport but also has a small airport, Outlaw Field. located 10 miles (16 km) north of downtown. Outlaw Field accommodates nearly 40,000 private and corporate flights a year, and is also home to a pilot training school and a few small aircraft companies. It has two asphalt runways, one 6,000 feet (1800 m) by 100 feet (30 m) and the other 4,004 feet (1200 m) by 100 feet (30 m). Outlaw Field has received a $35,000 grant. The terminal is under renovation.

    Cobb Field is a small private Airport. It is 3 miles (4.8 km) west of the Dover crossings area. just across the street from Liberty elementary. It has 1 runway grass/sod runway that measures at 1,752 ft (534 m). This airport is not open to the public.


    In the June 2004 issue of Money . Clarksville was listed as one of the top five cities with a population of under 250,000 that would attract creative class jobs over the next 10 years. [ 18 ]

    The city has also received good rankings in various categories in:

    Others can be located at the city's website .

    Points of interest

    Clarksville Roxy Theater

    • Downtown Artist Co-Op Also known as the DAC.
    • Roxy Theatre (located downtown Clarksville)
    • Governor's Square Mall
    • Clarksville City Arboretum
    • Clarksville Speedway
    • Beachaven Vineyards & Winery
    • Ringgold Mill (located in North Clarksville)
    • Port Royal State Park (historic community site and location of one of the oldest points of European civilization in Montgomery County)
    • Historic Collinsville (Historic village restored to illustrate the living conditions of early European and African American settlers)
    • Customs House Museum and Cultural Center (located in downtown Clarksville, second largest general museum in Tennessee)
    • L & N Train Station Restored downtown train station.
    • Wilma Rudolph Statue (To honor one of America's most outstanding Olympic athletes and her legacy)
    • Cumberland RiverWalk
    • Dunbar Cave
    • King's Bluff Rock climbing located along (Cumberland River) with over 200 routes
    • Clarksville Public Square
    • Alter Gallery
    • Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire (Sculpture by Gregg Schlanger located in Public Square)
    • Enoch Tanner Wickham Statues located in nearby Palmyra, Tennessee
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