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 best town! More people care about our military here then anywhere else.
Reviewed by emilyarmywf
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful city!! I have lived here for two years now and I love it! This city really supports our troops, by far the most patriotic city I have ever seen!
Reviewed by swtkissr00
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville is a very family oriented, friendly, "PATRIOTIC" town!! We were stationed at Fort Campbell and know how much this city supports our soldiers!! Many have retired and settled here in Clarksville and we have too!!
Reviewed by ChamoritaMomma
on September 17, 2012
I've lived in a lot of military towns and I have yet to find one that rallies behind the troops as much as Clarksville. This town is the epitome of patriotic!
Reviewed by Tudot
on September 17, 2012
As a former Army Brat I grew up on Ft. Campbell but went to clarksville often. I settled in Clarksville to raise my children, who are now in their twenties. Clarksville is an extremely patriotic town. You can see flags waving all year long at bussinesses and private homes. Businesses display signs supporting our troops. I have even seen Clarksvillians, at different places throughout town, thanking soldiers (total strangers) for all they do. Citizens of Clarksville are full of pride for our country.
Reviewed by jproctor
on September 17, 2012
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