Clarksville, Tennessee


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

6 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Friendliest"


Clarksville is the proud home of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. This town completely rallies around their military and wrote more celebratory reviews than any other town on Best of the Road. The city has volunteer welcoming patrons for soldiers returning from service and organizations like Bikers Who Care that support the troops. They even have children in a neighborhood color guard who help a veteran conduct a flag raising ceremony every holiday.

The people are so patriotic they host regular appreciation events, have painted murals around town, hang ‘Welcome Home’ signs when troops return, and provide military discounts. Captain and Clark met veterans who still give back and support their neighbors and said, “We were able to see and do so much, but what really stood out to us were the people that we met.”

Visitors should be sure to see Liberty Park, the Clarksville Marina, and the Downtown Market while in town. The Downtown Market is hosted every Saturday during summer and most of fall. Otherwise known as the “farmer’s market,” the event helps support local businesses and promotes healthy eating.

Over summer you can enjoy live outdoor music during Riverfest and anytime you can tour the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. Parks After Dark is a popular summer program, which offers concerts and “Movies in the Park” screenings.

Clarksville truly is the epitome of what America was founded on! It doesn't have the providence of some of the other towns that are thought of as "patriotic" but I don't believe history makes you patriotic. It's how you support your country and community every day and Clarksville excells at that! We love our town, our country and our military and as a community do so many things to celebrate and support them. Being prior military, have lived all over the United States and never have I felt patriotism like I have here.
Reviewed by gigiC
on September 17, 2012
Of all the duty stations that I have lived Clarksville is the only one that understands the military life
Reviewed by agmello
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville is absolutely the most patriotic town in America! We are proud of our military!
Reviewed by whitneysmith
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in Clarksville my whole life. My family was not military but I was raised to appreciate and respect our military. There are signs all over Clarksville that say, "We love our military" and "Welcome Home Troops" and "Come home Safe". We know when our troops are leaving and when they are coming home. I know several military families and stay in contact with them as to when they are leaving so we can offer help in any way we can. Clarksville has several free events each year...Jazz on the Lawn at Beachhaven Winery, Christmas on the Cumberland, Rivers and Spires, and Riverfest. All include our miltary in some form or fashion. The billboards are covered with special deals from the car dealers for military. Many marquee signs say something regarding our military..."Welcome Home" or "We love our Military". I am now married with children and we are still not military ourselves but I teach on post in an elementary school. I feel very much tied to the military community. The families and children of our soldiers put up with alot and they are heroes too! You cannot get more patriotic than Clarksville, TN. Come let us show you!
Reviewed by slbh418
on September 17, 2012
My father came in the the 1950's and retired here from the Army...I am proud to be a Clarksvillian with ties to Ft. Campbell Ky...I am so thankful to our many Men & Women who serve, and their families for their service.
Reviewed by annettejoplin
on September 17, 2012
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