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Clarksville Essential Info


Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County, in Central Tennessee. Founded in 1784, Clarksville is one of the south's most historic cities. Today, visitors can experience that history through memorable attractions, unique historic architecture and a variety of annual festivals and events.

Steeped in history, Clarksville began as a settlement along the banks of the Cumberland and Red Rivers by Revolutionary War hero John Montgomery in the early 1780's. In 1785, Clarksville became Tennessee's first incorporated city.

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Fun Facts

  1. Clarksville was named after General George Rogers Clark, frontier fighter and Revolutionary War hero.
  2. Clarksville is the home of The Leaf-Chronicle, the oldest newspaper in Tennessee

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