Community Fact Sheet

From natural beauty and worldly cuisines to craft culture and historic preservation, Clarksville is a must-visit destination. The city was named 2019’s Best Place to Live by


40-minutes northwest of Nashville along I-24 at the Tennessee/Kentucky border.

Clarksville’s Founding:

Clarksville is one of Tennessee’s oldest cities, founded at the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers in 1784 before Tennessee achieved statehood. The city prospered from river trade, especially tobacco, through the 19th century. 


City of Clarksville – 156,800
Montgomery County – 205,950
Metropolitan Area – 292,264

Population Growth since 2010: 19.5%
Average Age: 29.5, one of Tennessee’s youngest cities

Top Amenities: 

Austin Peay State University (11,000 students)
Fort Campbell U.S. Army Installation (home to 101st Airborne Division, Air Assault)
2 rivers and 650 miles of navigable waterways
30 local and 2 state parks
Historic Architecture & Historic Sites

Top Attractions:

Customs House Museum & Cultural Center (1898)
Roxy Regional Theatre (1947)
Beachaven Vineyards & Winery (1986)
Old Glory Distilling
Dunbar Cave State Park
Miss Lucille’s Marketplace
Fort Defiance Civil War Interpretive Center
Cumberland RiverWalk
Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement
Public Art

Famous Clarksvillians:

Pat Head Summitt, Wilma Rudolph, Frank Sutton

Largest Private Employers and products:

LG, washing machines
Hankook, performance tires
Google, data center operations
Trane, commercial air conditioning units
Bridgestone, steel cord for radial tires
Josten’s, yearbooks
Agero, call center operations
Convergys, call center operations

Top Annual Events:

Christmas on the Cumberland
Welcome Home Veterans Celebration
Valor Run
First Thursday ArtWalk
Downtown Market
Downtown @ Sundown
Montgomery County Fair
Fort Defiance Surrender Reenactment