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.

This by far is the most Patriotic City I have ever lived in. Growing up in the military I have lived around many places that love our great country, but none like the way Clarksville does. 4th of July isnt a 1 day occurance. Its a week long with activities and fireworks for everyone in the city to see. I have seen the main road outside of Fort Campbell lined from one end to the other with people with signs and banners for returning troops. When we have had fallen soldiers come home, there have been people lined up all over town as the funeral procession rolled through with yellow ribbons and American Flags. There is no city I have ever been to that shows such a love for the people who protect our country and care so much about it.
Reviewed by cuppycake263
on September 17, 2012
I love Clarksville! The people in this town love America as most of our family has fought for, is fighting for it or will fight for it.
Reviewed by Starrdaidreamer
on September 17, 2012
I love Clarksville because even though it's grown a lot since we moved here in 1986, it still has that small town feel. The people here are very friendly and very patriotic. My husband retired in 1996 and are now Clarksvillians and very proud to be part of this community. We have a deep respect for our military and their families. We do appreciate all their sacrifices they do to protect us. One of the best places is the Greenway where we can go to walk or ride bikes and enjoy the outdoors. I believe that Clarksville is the most patriot so this city gets my vote!!!
Reviewed by EdyFlex
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville, Tn is the most military-supportive, patriotic town in the USA! We proudly support our active-duty and retired servicemembers and their families! I work in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System. We have 36 schools at this time and approximately 30,000 students with about one third of our students being military dependents. I am thrilled each time I walk into any of our schools and see the "Hero Wall" full of pictures of our student's and staff's military family members. I also enjoy seeing the multiple clocks in these schools which display the time of our local time zone, as well as the time zones of the many places these loved ones are, or have been, deployed, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. I would love to see Clarksville, Tn chosen as the most patriotic more way we could "give back" to our servicememers of present and past!!
Reviewed by mesinalen
on September 17, 2012
I would find it hard to believe, living in Clarksville you can't help but be patriotic. This is after all, the home of the 101st Airborne Division, housing the best soldiers in the free world!
Reviewed by Smizouse
on September 17, 2012
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