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.

Clarksville is not only patriotic now, it has a long history of supporting the military and this great country. Just last year the town restored and rededicated the "doughboy" statue that is memorial to WW! veterans. As long as Clarksville has been a town it has sent volunteers to fight for freedom, all the way back to the war of 1812, and their was a Clarksvillian at the Alamo. The community not only supports Ft Campbell and the 101st the community LOVES its soldiers and there families. It is a great place to live and patriotism is evident EVERYWHERE you look.
Reviewed by photoman73
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville is definitely the most patriotic town. Our military is the heartbeat of the life of this city. There is a profound love and appreciation for our servicemen and women. You see it on billboards, street signs, bumper stickers, homes with flags and on trees with ribbons. A week seldom goes by that I don't witness a citizen of our city picking up the tab for a soldier at a local restaurant or coffee shop.
Reviewed by joshephillips
on September 17, 2012
You can't help but be patriotic when your neighbors are the very ones protecting your freedom here & abroad. Clarksville is blessed to have so many military families call it home as well as many retirees who have served over the years.
Reviewed by HP
on September 17, 2012
My father was stationed here in Clarksville just before my 4th grade year started. I lived on base for the first 2 years then moved to Clarksville when my parents bought a home here and finished grades 6-12. It is a wonderful place to raise a family. It is reassuring also to have tanks and thousands of troops a few miles away.
Reviewed by Shannon
on September 17, 2012
Being a military town, Clarksville enjoys an influx of people from all walks of life and people from all different backgrounds and cultures. Being a military town, we have a sense of peace that our neighbors are the ones protecting us. But, being a military town also makes us aware of the loss of those neighbors during a time a war. We celebrate with our neighbors in victory and we mourn with our neighbors in tragedy. Clarksville is definitely the most patriotic town and I'm proud to stand with my neighbors as members.
Reviewed by artconn
on September 17, 2012
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