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 have lived in Clarksville for 14 years, first as an Army brat and now as an Army wife. Regardless of political persuasion, people in this town join together to support our nearby Ft. Campbell soldiers. My husband is stopped at Wal-Mart, gas stations, and restaurants and thanked for defending our country by so many people--and it warms my heart to know that they understand how difficult his job can be. Local businesses proudly raise the flag all over town and post supportive messages to the troops on their outdoor signs. It has been a wonderful experience to live in Clarksville, Tennessee; compared to the other towns in which I have lived, the people of this community see and appreciate the work of our soldiers on a daily basis and do so much to boost their morale. They truly know what it means to be patriotic Americans.
Reviewed by Patrice
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville is our first duty station. During my husband’s deployment, I felt nothing but support from the community. The city is really there for the soldier and their families. Our city went through a historic devastation last year, but we banded together and now Clarksville is more beautiful than ever! This is a great city to live in, and I intend to stay after my husband is out of the Army.
Reviewed by Brittany
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in 4 different states and 6 different cities and I will always consider Clarksville my home. I was born and raised in middle TN and moved around with my soldier for 4 years. Now that I am back in Clarksville, I don't ever want to leave. Everywhere you go, you will run into someone in the military or a veteran.
Reviewed by pjr1210
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville is the most patriotic town because everywhere you go you can see the "Support Our Troops" signs, flags flying and soldiers. Your heart can't help but to swell-to almost bursting-with pride, support and devotion to our military and our nation, any day of the month or year.
Reviewed by casisonline
on September 17, 2012
I have lived here for 20 years and am amazed by the support for the troops stationed at Ft Campbell as well as how friendly and helpful everyone is.
Reviewed by Madscout
on September 17, 2012
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