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.

Home of the 101st Air Assault.
Reviewed by monoptn
on September 17, 2012
As a military widow this town has stood by me, and all the other widowed families, like a rock. I chose to stay here after my husbands death because of the graciousness and caring of the people. Patriotic? The word doesn't even come close to Clarksville TN....home of the 101st Screaming Eagles!!
Reviewed by amyltb
on September 17, 2012
Great place to live!
Reviewed by Paper
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville is home of the bravest men and women in the world and we are incredibly proud of our military!!
Reviewed by sarahbelle12081
on September 17, 2012
The support for the military and all citizens surpasses by far any place I have been. In times of flood, military deployment, joyous homecomings, the people of Clarksville stand by one another. I am proud to have the privilege to work and live with the soldiers, military families, and citizens of the patriotic Clarksville!
Reviewed by lji31
on September 17, 2012
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