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.

We visited this town a few years ago while on a trip to DI Globals. It was friendliest town we traveled through.
Reviewed by Barbarhe
on September 17, 2012
I moved here a yr ago. My brother is stationed at Ft. Campbell. Everyone I have met has been very friendly. Everywhere you look there are flags flying and signs posted welcoming our soldiers home and thanking them for their service. My company is currently working with Budweiser raising money for the USO and Wounded Warrior Project and can't tell you how many of our customers are more than happy to donate. "Anything for the Troops" is something I've heard countless times over the past week we've been doing this. There is so much support and appreciation for our soldiers here. This is truly the most patriotic city I have ever seen. Its a wonderful thing!
Reviewed by deerichards
on September 17, 2012
I have been in the Clarksville area since I was four and it has always been a proud supporter of the military and is very happy to help a solider and give them thanks whenever and where ever.
Reviewed by quitaharper
on September 17, 2012
My name is Belinda Horton I live in Clarksville TN and my grandmother is Ellen Washington (Horton) we are kin to The Patriotic General Geroge Washington. My grandparents are buried here in clarksville off Riverside Dr. The Father of our country started the Patriotic movement by fighting for our Country and protecting all Americans. The home of the brave and now the Free. George Washington started this century's ago. In, 2011 we still live on free. Our Servicemen/women are still Fighting the Fight passing the Patriotic torch on to the next generation that was taught by Gen. Geroge Washington. Patriotism is still strong here, it is part of Clarksville's history we still have our Soldiers carring the torch serving our country. All the Doc. is at the Clarksville Mont, County Library (see MaryAnn).
Reviewed by LynnBH
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville is a unique town. I have lived here for about 14 years or so, and spent four years of my childhood on nearby Ft. Campbell before that, so I am very familiar with the area by now. I went to high school here and am currently attending college here, at Clarksville's own Austin Peay State University. My dad was in the army and stationed on Ft. Campbell, and when he got out of the army, my family put down roots in Clarksville. As a former army brat, I never thought I would be comfortable living in one town for any length of time, but I have settled into Clarksville happily. Clarksville, Tennessee is unique because it is so many things: it's a college town, a military town, and without a doubt a patriotic town. Fed by the army base, the university, and by Nashville just 45 minutes down the road, Clarksville boasts of such a diverse community, sometimes you forget you live in the south - because not everyone here has a southern accent! But it is still a small country town in a lot of ways, despite it being one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.
Reviewed by MeghanGattignolo
on September 17, 2012
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