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.

Truthfully, Clarksville is a VERY UGLY city....but when you see American flags on almost everyone's house, billboards supporting our troops, business signs welcoming our troops home....It makes Clarksville much more beautiful! Clarksville businesses are wonderful to our troops with many discounts and free gifts and being sponsors. I love that we are stationed at Ft Campbell, KY. You can truly see everyone's patriotism in this town.
Reviewed by ADreisow
on September 17, 2012
I'm voting for Clarksville Most patriotic because i'm a 20 yr retired CW2. This was my last duty station and we decide to make Clarksville our real first home as we bought our first house here in Clarksville. Clarksville has beautiful forested natureways, trails and new greenway walkways. I'm proud as every plane load of combat veterans returns to their loved ones and family and friends. We have easy acces to all religions, restaurant options and shopping options and ease of access.
Reviewed by rdodger
on September 17, 2012
Love Clarksville!! Great town!
Reviewed by susan1116
on September 17, 2012
New to the area and won't be moving anywhere else. We love it here.
Reviewed by eandrews32
on September 17, 2012
Patriotic Definition: Inspired by patriotism; actuated by love of one's country; zealously and unselfishly devoted to the service of one's country; as, a patriotic statesman, vigilance. This definition of Patriotism sums up what Clarksville Tennessee is. I have never served in the military myself, but the military members of this city have inspired me to do my part for my city and country. Clarksville is currently celebrating the return of soliders from deployments. Clarksville is also celebrating 150th Anniversary of the Civil War by opening the Ft. Defiance Civil War Site.
Reviewed by Ward2
on September 17, 2012
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