DescriptionFounded in 1784, Clarksville was named for Gen. George Rogers Clark, an 18th-century frontier military leader and U.S. Indian commissioner.
The Clarksville Architectural District includes Public Square and Second, Commerce and Franklin streets. The area was destroyed by fire in 1878 and again by tornado in 1999, but many buildings have been restored.
Connecting to the historic district is Cumberland RiverWalk, a 1.7-mile riverfront promenade that highlights the city's river heritage with an interpretive exhibit as well as entertainment venues and overlooks.
Professional theater performances and community productions are offered at the 1947 Roxy Regional Theatre; phone (931) 645-7699. Concerts and stage shows find a venue at the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts on the campus of Austin Peay State University; phone (931) 221-7876.
Fort Campbell, a military reservation near the Tennessee-Kentucky state line, is the home of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.
Visitor InfoClarksville-Montgomery County Visitor Center 180 Holiday Dr. CLARKSVILLE, TN 37040. Phone:(931)647-2331
Self-guiding toursWalking and driving tour maps are available from the convention and visitors bureau, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center and RiverWalk.
Things to SeeCustoms House Museum and Cultural Center