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. 

Population (2022):
  • City of Clarksville – 176,974
  • Montgomery County – 235,201
  • Metropolitan Area – 336,605

Average Age: 30, one of Tennessee’s youngest cities

Top Amenities: 
  • Austin Peay State University (10,270 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
  • The City Forum
  • Fort Defiance Civil War Interpretive Center
  • Cumberland RiverWalk
  • Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement
  • Historic Downtown
  • 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 Events:
  • Christmas on the Cumberland
  • Miss Tennessee & Tennessee Teen USA
  • Jazz on the Lawn
  • First Thursday ArtWalk
  • Downtown Market
  • Downtown @ Sundown
  • Montgomery County Fair
  • Heritage Days at Historic Collinsville
  • Fort Defiance Surrender Reenactment
  • ArtsVille Fest
  • Oktoberfests