Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee and the fifth-largest city in the state. Clarksville is the principal city in the Tennessee-Kentucky metropolitan area, which consists of Montgomery and Stewart counties, Tennessee; and Christian and Trigg counties, Kentucky and is the second-fastest growing metropolitan area in the nation.
Clarksville sits near the Cumberland River, which flows downstream from Nashville.
Clarksville is the home of Austin Peay State University and the Fort Campbell, United States Army base. The city’s nicknames include the Clarks-Vegas, The Queen City, Queen of the Cumberland and the Gateway to the New South. Major roads and highways in Clarksville include US Highway 41, US Highway 79, I-24, State Route 12, State Route 13, State Route 48, State Route 76 and State Route 374. The Clarksville Transit services the city.
According to the 2010 US Census, there were 132,929 people, 46,512 households and 32,968 families residing in Clarksville. The most prominent employers in Clarksville are American Standard, Bridgestone Metalpha USA, Convergys Corporation, Fort Campbell, Jostens, Robert Bosch Corporation, SPX Corporation, Startek USA, Trane and Vulcan Corporation.
The city is the home of the Clarksville Greenway, Beachaven Vineyards & Winery, Roxy Regional Theater, Dunbar Cave, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center and the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. The city also hosts the award winning Rivers & Spices Festival each year.
Clarksville is served by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library system.
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