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Overview of Clarksville, Tennessee, United States

Clarksville, Tennessee, United States is county seat of Montgomery County and is the state's fifth largest city. Memphis and Nashville are the top populated cities in Tennessee. Clarksville's total population is 119, 250 inhabitants. Clarksville was incorporated as a city in 1785 and is named after the American Revolutionary war combatant, General George Rogers Clark. Clarksville has many nicknames from ‘The Queen City' to ‘Tennessee's Top Spot'. Major industrial employers in the city include: Quebecor, Robert Bosch Corporation, Startek USA, Legends bank and the Austin Peay State University.

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  • Population: 119, 250
  • Population Density: 1,090.6/mi²
  • Area: 95.5 /mi²
  • Latitude: 36.529722
  • Longitude: -87.359167
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 509 feet
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time
  • Language: English
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History of Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville, TN was first surveyed by in 1768 by Thomas Hutchins. Clarksville was identified as a town to be settled in part by the soldiers from the disbanded Continental Army. These soldiers had served under General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. By the end of the war, the federal government had lacked sufficient funds to reimburse the soldiers. In 1790, the Legislature of North Carolina had assigned the lands to the west of the state line as federal lands that could be used in the land grant program. Clarksville's area had been surveyed and divided into plots and 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. Clarksville is home to the oldest bank in the state, the Northern Bank, which was established in 1854 and is now AmSouth Bank. The state's oldest newspaper is The Leaf-Chronicle and was established in 1808. The only bank in the world that was established and operated entirely by women is the Women's Bank of Tennessee. It opened in 1919.

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Clarksville's Demographics

Clarksville's total population has over 119, 250 residents. The cultural diversity of Clarksville consists of 67.91% Caucasian and 23.23% African American and 2.16% Asian. There are smaller percentages of Hispanic, Latino and Native American. The city's population density was 1,090.6 people per square mile.

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Clarksville's Climate

Clarksville, TN's climate is warm and humid during the summer months when temperatures tend to be in the 70's. July is the warmest month of the year with an average temperature of 90.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The winter season is generally cold with temperatures dropping to the low 30's. January is the coldest month of the year, with an average temperature of 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Clarksville's annual precipitation is 51.78 inches. March is the wettest month of the year, with an average rainfall of 5.41 inches.

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Education in Clarksville, Tennessee

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System oversees 30 schools within the regional area. There are six public high schools, six public middle schools, 18 public elementary schools and one magnet school for Grades: K-5. There are three private elementary/middle schools in Clarksville. There are eight colleges and universities in the area. Austin Peay State University is located right in Clarksville.

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Transportation around Clarksville, Tennessee

The Nashville International Airport offers commercial airlines to residents and visitors to and from Clarksville. Outlaw Field is a municipal airport that accommodates over 40, 000 private and corporate flights every year. Major roads and highways in Clarksville include: U.S. Highway 41 Alternate (Madison Street and Fort Campbell Boulevard), U.S. Highway 79 (Wilma Rudolph Boulevard) and Interstate 24.

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Tourism and Attractions of Clarksville

See Clarksville's fashion trends at the city's local shopping and retail centers. Discover Clarksville's amusement by going out to Roxy's Theatre or Alter Gallery of fine arts. Grab a delicious meal at any of Clarksville's local restaurants for that perfect dining experience. Afterwards, go on downtown to visit Clarksville's bars and nightclubs.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Clarksville
  • Briarwood
  • Cabin Row
  • Cedar Hill
  • Chapmansboro
  • Cumberland
  • Cumberland Furnace
  • Cunninghan
  • Dotsonville
  • Fort Campbell
  • Fredonia
  • Henrietta
  • Marlon
  • Mound
  • Oakwood
  • Palenyra
  • Pleasant View
  • Port Royal
  • Sandlesville
  • Shiloh
  • Slayden
  • Southside
  • Stayton
  • Woodlawn

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Geography of Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville has a total area of 95.5 square miles with 0.7 square miles of it is water. Clarksville is located on the northwest edge of the Highland Rim, which surrounds the Nashville Basin. It 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 River flows downstream from Nashville, 40 miles (64 km) southeast of the city.

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Clarksville's Government

Clarksville's municipal mayor is Johnny Piper.

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Clarksville's Economy and Industry

Clarksville's economy is mostly contributed from major industrial employers in the city include: Quebecor, Robert Bosch Corporation and Startek USA. Legends bank and the Austin Peay State University also contribute to the city.

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Clarksville's Culture and Significant Events

According to a June 2004 issue of Money, Clarksville was listed as one of the top five cities with a population of fewer than 250,000 that would attract creative class jobs over the next 10 years. The Roxy Theatre has been used in the background for numerous photo shoots, films, documentaries, music videos and television commercials. You can notice Roxy Theatre in the background of a music video for Sheryl Crow's Grammy-award winning song All I Wanna Do. It has been suggested that the Monkees' 1966 #1 song "Last Train to Clarksville" was inspired by the city's train depot.

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Sports in Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville is home to many sports facilities with many professional sports teams, including the Clarksville Fox Women's Football team.

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Media of Clarksville

The Leaf-Chronicle is the oldest weekly newspaper that serves Clarksville and surrounding areas, since 1890. There are many local radio stations in Clarksville with a wide variety of music formats.

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