Introduction to Clarksville, Indiana
Clarksville, Indiana, in Clark county, is 2 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky. Part of the surrounding Louisville metro area, Clarksville is home to some 21,400 residents.
Clarksville was founded in 1783 by American Revolutionary War General George Rogers Clark, after whom the town was named. General Clark used this area as his base for operations during the war and established a post here in 1778. Clarksville is also home to the Falls of the Ohio State Park and the Colgate clock, which is one of the largest clocks in the world.
Clarksville and nearby Attractions
- Falls of the Ohio State Park
- Howard Steamboat Museum
- Louisville Slugger Museum
- Portland Museum
- Louisville Zoological Garden
- Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
Things To Do In Clarksville
Clarksville offers a number of recreational facilities both for its visitors and residents. You can visit the Falls of the Ohio State Park and observe the 386 million year old fossils of plant and marine life. The Lapping Park offers facilities for golf and softball. It also has scenic picnic shelters and hiking trails.
Air transportation is available from Louisville International Airport.
Clarksville Higher Education
Indiana University-Southeast and Jefferson Community College are very close to the town.