Clarksville (Tennessee)

Montgomery County


Clarksville is a city and county seat of Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Tennessee, about 72 kilometers north of Nashville. Clarksville, which in the census in the year 2010 132.929 inhabitants had, is the fifth largest city of Tennessee.

Clarksville is the central place of the metropolitan region Clarksville - Hopkinsville, to which the Montgomery County, the Christian County, which includes Stewart County and Trigg County, Kentucky.

In Clarksville, there are the newspaper, The Leaf - Chronicle. The city has several nicknames, including Gateway to the New South ( Gateway to New South), The Queen City ( The Queen City) and Clark Vegas ( Las Vegas ).

Demographic data

According to the 2000 census, 67.91 % of the population White, 23.23 % African American, 6.03% were Latin American descent, 2.16 % Asian, 0.54 % Native American and 0.25 % Pacific descent. 2.61% belonged to other races, and 3.3 % more.

Population Development

Clarksville is the fastest growing city in Tennessee and is now the fifth largest city in the state. Before 1960, the city was still a small town, with the 2000 census, the population jumped over the limit of 100,000, which Clarksville was a major city.


Clarksville was founded in 1785 and named after General George Rogers Clark.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Ernest W. Goodpasture (1886-1960), pathologist
  • Bryan Beaumont Hays ( * 1920 ), composer and music educator
  • Doug Wamble ( born 1974 ), guitarist, singer and songwriter
  • Clarence Cameron White (1880-1960), composer