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 is a perfect sized town... large enough for lots to do and small enough to keep that hometown feeling. It is a town of civilians, military and retirees which live harmoniously together and support and appreciate one another. For as long as I can remember members have had one of the best 4th of July celebrations to be found. Thaks to Fort Campbell, it rivals those seen in much larger cities. You will find flags flying from government buildings as well as cemetaries, schools, car lots, and at least one home in almost every neighborhood.
Reviewed by Jas1680
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville is a wonderful place to live. The small town feeling and hospitality makes anyone feel welcome.
Reviewed by dee1379
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville is a great community to live in! It's an affordable city close to Nashville. We have a large amount of military personnel and our community is extremely supportive of them.
Reviewed by amyvien
on September 17, 2012
I lived in Clarksville, TN now 2 1/2 years. I work at Fort Campbell as a Contractor for the US Army. I am very proud to serve our forces in which they protect Americans 24/7@ 365days a year. People here treat each other with total respect. From Private to General, people here count on each other. No job is to big or to small.There is always a helping hand here in Clarksville . You never have to ask for help. Maybe that is why I feel that here in our city our mothers, fathers, brothers, sister sometimes gives it all. That is the true american way.
Reviewed by worker
on September 17, 2012
very nice to raise a family
Reviewed by jessicagore
on September 17, 2012
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