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Clarksville, Tennessee

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The location of Clarksville

Welcome to Clarksville ...

The city of Clarksville is located in Montgomery County and is the County Seat for Montgomery County.

The location of Clarksville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Clarksville has a population of 153,205 people<2> (see below for details).

Clarksville was established in 1785.

The community of Clarksville is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Clarksville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clarksville had a population of 132,929 people (or 77.14% of the total population of Montgomery County). This makes Clarksville the county's most populous community.

The population of Clarksville represents 2.09% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 132,929 people, the population of Clarksville increased 28.49% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 103,455 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Clarksville had an population of 153,205 people. This is an increase of 15.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.09% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clarksville.

Communities near Clarksville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Elkton (KY)   [Map]   2,111   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Guthrie (KY)   [Map]   1,391   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oak Grove (KY)   [Map]   7,266   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pembroke (KY)   [Map]   872   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Adams   [Map]   666   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cheap Hill   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Clarksville.

Communities Also Named Clarksville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 43 communities that are also named Clarksville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Texas (2) and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clarksville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clarksville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clarksville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clarksville. Our list includes 61 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Clarksville:

Websites for Clarksville ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clarksville ...

Looking for more information about Clarksville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clarksville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clarksville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clarksville:

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clarksville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clarksville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clarksville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clarksville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clarksville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarksville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5698, Longitude: -87.3445     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clarksville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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