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Clarksville is a city in Montgomery County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Revolutionary War Gen. George Rogers Clark

The latitude of Clarksville is 36.529N. The longitude is -87.359W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 476 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 107,953.


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Median household income
Local
$37,548
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clarksville demographic reports
Clarksville is at the confluence of the Cumberland and Red rivers
19th-century tobacco port

First Woman's Bank, believed to be the first bank in the U.S. to be entirely operated by women, opened here in 1919. It merged seven years later with First Trust & Savings

Public transportation: Clarksville Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 636. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Wilma Rudolph, Olympic medallist
Local festivals include:
  • Riverfest - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • North Tennessee State Fair - July 13-21, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 5-7, 2007
  • Rivers & Spires Festival - April 19-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Clarksville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cumberland RiverWalk, Dunbar Cave State Park
Historic sites and museums: Clarksville-Montgomery County Museum, Fort Defiance, L & N Train Station, Port Royal State Historic Park, Sevier Station
Colleges and universities: Austin Peay State University, Draughons Junior College, Queen City College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 66

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Clarksville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Clarksville-Hopkinsville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 42223 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Clarksville residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clarksville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clarksville was $16,686, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Clarksville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Clarksville include Clarksville Architectural District, Clarksville Industrial District, Dog Hill Architectural District, Ringgold Mill Complex ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Clarksville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $462.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $838.


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Libraries in Clarksville include Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Clarksville include Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville Online

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Montgomery County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clarksville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Clarksville workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 26 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Clarksville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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