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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Clarksville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Clarksville and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Clarksville:
    • 36.619982, -78.565200
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Clarksville
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Clarksville ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Clarksville.

There is one other community in Virginia which is also named Clarksville.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 41 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 41 communities, 40 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Washington County
      • This Clarksville is located in Washington County and lies 177 miles [284.9 km]<1> to the west of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Clarksville.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Clarke County
      • This Clarksville is located in Clarke County and lies 630 miles [1,013.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Clarksville.
    • Arkansas
      • Johnson County
      • This Clarksville is located in Johnson County and lies 835 miles [1,343.8 km]<1> to the west of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Clarksville.
    • California
      • El Dorado County
      • This Clarksville is located in El Dorado County and lies 2,306 miles [3,711.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Dorado County community of Clarksville.
    • Connecticut
      • New London County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in New London County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New London County community of Clarksville.
    • Delaware
      • Sussex County
      • This Clarksville is located in Sussex County and lies 229 miles [368.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Clarksville.
    • Florida
      • Calhoun County
      • This Clarksville is located in Calhoun County and lies 571 miles [918.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Clarksville.
      • Duval County
      • This Clarksville is located in Duval County and lies 479 miles [770.9 km] to the south southwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duval County community of Clarksville.
      • Marion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Clarksville [Marion County].
    • Georgia
      • Habersham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Clarksville [Habersham County].
    • Idaho
      • Kootenai County
      • This Clarksville is located in Kootenai County and lies 2,073 miles [3,336.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kootenai County community of Clarksville.
    • Illinois
      • Clark County
      • This Clarksville is located in Clark County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Clarksville.
      • McLean County
      • This Clarksville is located in McLean County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km] to the west northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Clarksville.
    • Indiana
      • Clark County
      • This Clarksville is located in Clark County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Clarksville.
      • Hamilton County
      • This Clarksville is located in Hamilton County and lies 462 miles [743.5 km] to the west northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Clarksville.
    • Iowa
      • Butler County
      • This Clarksville is located in Butler County and lies 859 miles [1,382.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Clarksville.
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Clarksville [Cherokee County].
      • Geary County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Clarksville [Geary County].
      • Johnson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Clarksville [Johnson County].
      • Leavenworth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Clarksville [Leavenworth County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clark County
      • This Clarksville is located in Clark County and lies 314 miles [505.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Clarksville.
    • Maryland
      • Howard County
      • This Clarksville is located in Howard County and lies 199 miles [320.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Clarksville.
    • Michigan
      • Ionia County
      • This Clarksville is located in Ionia County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ionia County community of Clarksville.
    • Missouri
      • Pike County
      • This Clarksville is located in Pike County and lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Clarksville.
    • Nevada
      • Pershing County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Clarksville [Pershing County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Coos County
      • This Clarksville is located in Coos County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Clarksville.
    • New Jersey
      • Hunterdon County
      • This Clarksville is located in Hunterdon County and lies 342 miles [550.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hunterdon County community of Clarksville.
      • Mercer County
      • This Clarksville is located in Mercer County and lies 329 miles [529.5 km] to the northeast of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Clarksville.
    • New York
      • Albany County
      • This Clarksville is located in Albany County and lies 478 miles [769.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albany County community of Clarksville.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Clarksville lies 964 miles [1,551.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
    • Ohio
      • Clinton County
      • This Clarksville is located in Clinton County and lies 351 miles [564.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Clarksville.
      • Defiance County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Clarksville [Defiance County].
      • Perry County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Clarksville [Perry County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Wagoner County
      • This Clarksville is located in Wagoner County and lies 944 miles [1,519.2 km]<1> to the west of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wagoner County community of Clarksville.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Clarksville.
    • Oregon
      • Baker County
      • This Clarksville is located in Baker County and lies 2,101 miles [3,381.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Clarksville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Greene County
      • This Clarksville is located in Greene County and lies 245 miles [394.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Clarksville.
      • Mercer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Clarksville [Mercer County].
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Clarksville [Washington County].
    • Tennessee
      • Montgomery County
      • This Clarksville is located in Montgomery County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<1> to the west of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Clarksville.
    • Texas
      • Cameron County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Clarksville [Cameron County].
      • Red River County
      • This Clarksville is located in Red River County and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km]<1> to the west of the Clarksville that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Red River County community of Clarksville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Clarksville ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Blanks [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanks
    • Blanks [Mecklenburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Clarksville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanks
  • Bluestone [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluestone
    • Bluestone [Mecklenburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Clarksville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluestone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluestone
  • Buffalo Springs [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Springs
    • Buffalo Springs [Mecklenburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Clarksville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Springs
  • Bullock [Granville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullock
    • Bullock [Granville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Clarksville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullock<5>
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Fields Ferry [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Ferry
      • Fields Ferry [Mecklenburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Clarksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Ferry
    • Greenfield [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Mecklenburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Clarksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Nelson [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Mecklenburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Clarksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Perfect Point [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perfect Point
      • Perfect Point [Mecklenburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Clarksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perfect Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perfect Point
    • Ponderosa [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa
      • Ponderosa [Mecklenburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Clarksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponderosa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa
    • Pools Mill [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pools Mill
      • Pools Mill [Halifax County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Clarksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pools Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pools Mill
    • Sandy Fork [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Fork
      • Sandy Fork [Mecklenburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Clarksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Fork
    • Tungsten [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tungsten
      • Tungsten [Vance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Clarksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tungsten have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tungsten

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Clarksville. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Charlotte Hawkins Brown     (Author, educator, founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute)
      • Born: Lottie Hawkins
      • Author, educator, founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute. She was born in Henderson (NC) on June 11, 1883 (a Monday) and died in Greensboro (NC) on January 11, 1961 (a Wednesday) at the age of 77.
      • Henderson is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Clarksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Hawkins Brown<6>
    • Ben E. King     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Full name: Bengamin Earl Nelson
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henderson (NC) on September 28, 1938 (a Wednesday) and died in Teaneck (NJ) on April 30, 2015 (a Thursday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Hackensack Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Henderson is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Clarksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ben E. King<6>
    • Charlie 'Tinker' Leigh, Sr.     (Professional football)

How Far From Clarksville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Clarksville to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Clarksville and extending to:

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    • Boydton, which is the Seat of Mecklenburg County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Clarksville to Boydton, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 178 miles [286.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,060 miles [9,752.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,759 miles [10,877.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,639 miles [7,465.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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 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).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Clarksville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Clarksville could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Clarksville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.887 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.23 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.164 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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