Introduction to Clarksville, Arkansas

Clarksville, Arkansas, in Johnson county, is 52 miles E of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center) and 149 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is home to some 7,719 residents.

Clarksville History

In 1836, Clarksville became the county seat of Johnson county, which was founded on November 16, 1833, and was named after Ben Johnson, a Territorial Judge. The city was named after Lorenzo N. Clarke, a large landowner in the area. Clarksville was incorporated on December 21, 1848.

Clarksville and nearby Attractions

  • Whitetail World
  • Prairie Grove Battlefield
  • Blythe's Museum
  • Lake Dardanelle State Park

Things To Do In Clarksville

One can visit the Logan County Museum and Altus Heritage House Museum. Art lovers can spend their leisure time at the Walton Fine Arts Center. While in the city, one can visit the many Presbyterian, Baptist, and other churches such as the First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Jamestown Assembly of God Church. Those interested in shopping can visit the Sherwood Shopping Center. The Woodward Amusement Machine Park is also worth visiting. The Clarksville City Park and Greenbrier Creek are places one can visit with family and friends.

Clarksville Transportation

The Drake Field Airport provides facility for air transportation.

Clarksville Higher Education

Arkansas Tech University, Westark College, University of Arkansas Main Campus, Northwest Arkansas Community College, and the University of Central Arkansas offer higher educational opportunities.


Total Population 9,286
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,913
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18%
Median Earnings25+ $22,909
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,668
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,906


Median Family Income $34,470
% Above Poverty Level 74.2%
% Below Poverty Level 25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $633
Median House Value $90,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 9.1%

Clarksville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles E of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 149 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Johnson
Standard Zip Codes 72830
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.471
Longitude -93.466

Clarksville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station OZARK
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coal Hill 1,044 $30,000
Hartman 657 $32,143
Knoxville 687 $47,500
Lamar 1,524 $39,531
London 937 $44,375
Scranton 233 $61,250

Clarksville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(479) 754-5454
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 382 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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