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.

I was told by someone that noboby is really from Clarksville. It's a military town and when most soldiers are ready to start a family its usually right here in the community that served then while serving our country. You can see it in every aspect of the city. It's a city that "CARES" about all its citizens. Whereever you may be from once you're here you're home.
Reviewed by JENNA820
on September 17, 2012
I was born here in Clarksville and my husband retired here in 1999. This is home to me and always will be. We support Ft. Campbell to the fullest and couldn't be prouder of our soldiers.
Reviewed by Mandyla
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in Clarksville, TN since 1994 because my father was in the military stationed at Fort Campbell. Just about everywhere you go, every business you go to, even to peoples' homes you will find the American Flag. Some businesses have huge American flags flying in the wind! Outside on their message boards, a lot of places will say "Welcome Home Troops" or "We Support Our Troops". I think that Clarksville, TN is patriotic because we support our troops that serve our country.
Reviewed by Sarahbear906
on September 17, 2012
As a member of the U.S. Army Clarksville has been the most welcoming and involved in integrating the Soldiers of Fort Campbell into their community. As a soldier this has been the best place I have lived.
Reviewed by boudy1979
on September 17, 2012
This is by far the best military town in the army!
Reviewed by careboudreau
on September 17, 2012
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