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Welcome to Clarksville ...

The town of Clarksville is primarily located in Mecklenburg County<1>. A portion of Clarksville extends into Halifax County.

The location of Clarksville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clarksville has a population of 1,172 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Clarksville.

Clarksville is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Clarksville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Clarksville is within the boundaries of the (434) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clarksville had an population of 1,172 people. This is an increase of 2.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clarksville had a population of 1,139 people. This makes Clarksville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Clarksville represents 0.01% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 131st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,139 people, the population of Clarksville decreased 14.3% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,329 people).

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

Communities Also Named Clarksville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Clarksville: This one is located in Mecklenburg County and the other is located in Washington County.

Beyond Virginia, 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), Tennessee and Texas (2).

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

Communities near Clarksville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clarksville.

  • Chase City [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase City
    • Chase City [Mecklenburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Clarksville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,217 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chase City<6>
  • Stovall [Granville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stovall
    • Stovall [Granville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Clarksville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stovall
  • Boydton [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boydton
    • Boydton [Mecklenburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Clarksville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boydton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boydton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boydton<6>
  • Clover [Halifax County]
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    • Virgilina [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgilina
      • Virgilina [Halifax County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Clarksville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgilina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgilina<6>
    • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
      • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Clarksville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<6>
    • Finchley [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finchley
      • Finchley [Mecklenburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Clarksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finchley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finchley
    • Shiny Rock [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiny Rock
      • Shiny Rock [Mecklenburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Clarksville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiny Rock
    • Bullock [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullock
      • Bullock [Granville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Clarksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullock<6>
    • Aarons Creek [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aarons Creek
      • Aarons Creek [Halifax County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Clarksville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aarons Creek

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clarksville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clarksville.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clarksville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clarksville. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Clarksville.

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.

Adding Clarksville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Clarksville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Clarksville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Clarksville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Clarksville on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Mecklenburg County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clarksville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Mecklenburg, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clarksville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clarksville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ClarksvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarksville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6200, Longitude: -78.5652       In this case, the coordinates for Clarksville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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