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.

The Riverwalk during Christmas time is so amazing and my kids loved walking under the lights. There are so many great things about Clarksville, but the biggest thing for us is always the people. Anytime they would see our ID card or my husband in uniform they always thanked us for his service in the military.
Reviewed by trlbr
on September 17, 2012
I am an Army brat who was born in PA, moved to Germany when I was 3 and then to Ft. Campbell/Clarksville when I was in the 2nd Grade. I've been here for about 15 years now. Clarksville is my home town. The people here are always friendly and extremely supportive of the military! I cant tell you how many of my friends who are soldiers, have had their meals paid for by a stranger and their lawns mowed for free. Clarksville is the most patriotic city in the US because they never forget to say "Thank You" to the men & women serving our country. We are proud to be a military town!
Reviewed by MYoung
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville is fortunate to be a military town with close proximity to Ft. Campbell. We are also home to a large group of retirees that are very active community members. Clarksville is a great place to live, work and play!
Reviewed by eblack168
on September 17, 2012
My husband is in the Army so we have been stationed many places and Clarksville is the most patriotic city we have lived in. From the local small businesses to the large chains, everyone here is very supportive of the military, which I believe IS PATRIOTISM. People here are very caring for their neighbors and fellow Americans.
Reviewed by luckysangel95
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in Clarksville for almost 6 years now and didn't really think I would like living in a military town. BUT, I have found that the town 100% embraces the military and it centers everything it does around them. Clarksville knows that it's growth is greatly due to the 101st and is always finding ways to give back to the soldiers with free concerts, festivals and events. It really makes you stand back and take pride in this city.
Reviewed by akelly
on September 17, 2012
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