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Overview

Introduction to Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville is a Tennessee city which serves as the county seat of the state's Montgomery County. Located in middle Tennessee near the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, the city lies 45 miles northwest of Nashville. Clarksville is the home of Austin Peay State University and a close neighbor to the Fort Campbell Army post, which straddles the Tennessee-Kentucky state line about 25 miles northwest of the city. Major roads servicing the city include Interstate I-24; U.S. Routes 41 and 79: and Tennessee State Highways 13, 48, and 76.

Founded in 1784 and incorporated as a town in 1785, Clarksville was named for Revolutionary War hero General George Rogers Clark. During the early years of the 19th century, the town slowly prospered and grew, establishing new roads, railroads, and bridges, along with churches and educational institutions. In 1855, Clarksville was incorporated as a city and during the latter part of the century, became well known for its production of dark fired tobacco. For several decades the city's economic growth was closely tied to the region's farming industry, but as the 20th century progressed, Clarksville and Montgomery County took on a more technology-based profile. The city today has become part of a significant regional center for transportation and industry and one of Tennessee's fastest-growing cities.

Points of Interest in Clarksville

One of Clarksville's performing arts hallmarks is its Roxy Regional Theatre. Housed in a 1947 art modern structure, the Roxy is Clarksville’s oldest professional theatre and offers a combination of professional company shows and community performances. Another prime venue for performance arts is Austin Peay State University’s Center for the Creative Arts, which promotes a variety of musical and dance productions, concerts, and theatrical performances. Located in historic downtown Clarksville is the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, one of Tennessee’s largest general museums. The Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum, located at Fort Campbell, traces the history of the famed 101st Airborne Division’s Screaming Eagles from World War II to the present day. Other notable attractions in Clarksville include:

  • Cumberland RiverWalk: Clarksville's signature riverfront promenade
  • Wilma Rudolph Statue: Built to honor the Clarksville native and outstanding Olympic athlete
  • Smith-Trahern Mansion: Built in 1858 by wealthy tobacconist Christopher Smith
  • L & N Train Station: A restored 1890 station which served as the setting for the Monkees' hit, "Last Train to Clarksville"
  • Dunbar Cave
  • Montgomery County Courts Complex
  • Beachaven Vineyards & Winery
  • Clarksville City Arboretum
  • Clarksville Speedway racetrack

Collegiate sports are plentiful in Clarksville, home of Austin Peay State University and the school's athletic teams, known as the "Governors." The University's teams compete in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). Professional sports can be found less than an hour away in the city of Nashville, home of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. Hockey fans in Nashville can root for the NHL's Nashville Predators, while baseball fans can follow the Nashville Sounds, a minor league team competing in the Pacific Coast League. The Sounds are the Class Triple-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers.

Demographics

People

Total Population146,281
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens7.8%
Employed Population 16+65,627
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married51.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,735
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,572
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,790

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,597
% Above Poverty Level83.4%
% Below Poverty Level16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$895
Median House Value$140,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.7%
German12.3%
Irish9.5%
English5.6%
Italian3.1%
African2.9%
Polish2.2%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish1.4%
Dutch1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Canadian0.7%
West Indian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Jamaican0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Arab0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
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Clarksville Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Large City40 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Montgomery County
Metro AreaClarksville - Hopkinsville
Standard Zip Codes37040, 37042, 37043
P.O. Box Zip Codes37041
Company Zip Codes37044
Phone Area Codes615,931
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude36.529
Longitude-87.359

Clarksville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLARKSVILLE SEWAGE PLT
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 45 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationCHEATHAM LOCK AND DAM
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 70 F
Jul Temp64 to 90 F
Oct Temp43 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationDOVER 1 W
Distance28.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip53.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adams795$62,602
Cedar Hill372$36,875
Pleasant View4,258$85,136
Slayden143$36,250
Vanleer323$47,500

Clarksville Public Libraries

Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library
350 PAGEANT LANE, SUITE 501
Clarksville, Tennessee
(931) 648-8826

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Clarksville Hospitals

Gateway Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1771 Madison Street
(931) 551-1010
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Clarksville Public Schools

Cumberland Hghts Elementary
2093 Ussery South
(931) 648-5695
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
East Montgomery Elementary
230 Mcadoo Creek
(931) 358-2868
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
Moore Magnet Elementary
1350 Madison
(931) 648-5635
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Norman Smith Elementary
740 Greenwood
(931) 648-5660
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
New Providence Middle School
146 Cunningham
(931) 648-5655
Middle
Total Enrollment 965
Northwest High School
800 Lafayette
(931) 648-5675
High
Total Enrollment 1151
Ringgold Elementary
240 Ringgold
(931) 648-5625
Primary
Total Enrollment 805
St Bethlehem Elementary
2450 Old Russellville
(931) 648-5670
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Rossview High School
1237 Rossview
(931) 553-2070
High
Total Enrollment 1472
Northeast High School
3701 Trenton
(931) 648-5640
High
Total Enrollment 907
Richview Middle School
2350 Memorial
(931) 648-5620
Middle
Total Enrollment 1119
Minglewood Elementary
215 Cunningham
(931) 648-5646
Primary
Total Enrollment 783
Barkers Mill Elementary School
1230 Little Bobcat
(931) 906-7235
Primary
Total Enrollment 1112
West Creek Middle School
2100 Peachers Mill
(931) 503-3288
Middle
Total Enrollment 1058
Northeast Elementary
3705 Trenton
(931) 648-5662
Primary
Total Enrollment 859
Northeast Middle School
3703 Trenton Rd
(931) 648-5655
Middle
Total Enrollment 900
Kenwood Elementary
1101 Peachers Mill
(931) 553-2059
Primary
Total Enrollment 821
Kenwood Middle School
241 East Pine Mountain
(931) 553-2080
Middle
Total Enrollment 903
Hazelwood Elementary
2623 Tiny Town
(931) 553-2075
Primary
Total Enrollment 806
Liberty Elementary
849 South Liberty Church Rd
(931) 905-5729
Primary
Total Enrollment 808
Kenwood High School
251 East Pine Mountain
(931) 905-7900
High
Total Enrollment 1042
Sango Elementary
3585 Sango
(931) 358-4093
Primary
Total Enrollment 894
Rossview Middle School
2265 Cardinal
(931) 920-6150
Middle
Total Enrollment 1152
Glenellen Elementary
825 Needmore
(931) 920-6158
Primary
Total Enrollment 986
Barksdale Elementary
1920 Madison Ext
(931) 648-5685
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Burt Elementary
110 Bailey
(931) 648-5630
Middle
Total Enrollment 291
Byrns L Darden Elementary
609 East
(931) 648-5615
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Clarksville High School
151 Richview
(931) 648-5690
High
Total Enrollment 1389
West Creek High School
1210 West Creek Coyote Trail
(931) 648-5600
High
Total Enrollment 1248
Rossview Elementary
2235 Cardinal Ln
(931) 648-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 864
Carmel Elementary
4925 Sango Rd
(931) 648-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
West Creek Elementary School
2101 West Creek Coyote Rd
(931) 648-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 841
The Middle College @ Austin Peay State Univ
601 College St
(931) 221-1350
High
Total Enrollment 101

Clarksville Private Schools

Tabernacle Christian School
303 Market St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Little Country School House
840 Highway 76
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Academy For Academic Excellence
2134 Old Ashland City Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
Immaculate Conception School
1901 Madison St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 134
Clarksville Christian School
505 Highway 76
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 157
Clarksville Academy
710 N 2nd St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 532
Weems Academy
812 Greenwood Ave
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
Academy For Keener Minds
420-d Madison St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 83
Unity Christian Academy
256 Uffelman Dr
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
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