With over 170,000 residents already calling Clarksville home, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that Montgomery County Tennessee is one of the 100 fastest growing counties in the US. (2006) New schools, a new hospital and many new residential developments are adding on to this already well established community. Clarksville is located in Middle Tennessee off of I-24, 40 miles northwest of Nashville. It is the fifth-largest city in Tennessee and Montgomery is the third fastest growing county. Tremendous growth continues every day.
With all of the new development taking place, Clarksville is still a community that is rich in history. There are plenty of activities in Clarksville. A fun family activity is to visit Dunbar Cave Natural Area for hiking, picnicking and feeding ducks and geese. Cave tours are given from March through the summer. Good fishing abounds in the area including Barkley, Cheatham, Old Hickory and Percy Priest Lakes. Clarksville also hosts a variety of festivals and entertainment events year round including downtown’s “Rivers and Spires Festival” with live music, food, shopping and other attractions. Other places to visit include the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center in downtown Clarksville and the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum on the Fort Campbell Military Post.
Clarksville enjoys a mild four season climate. Clarksville’s average temperature is 60.2 (mean) degrees F with an average high of 79.6 (July) and an average low of 38.3 (January).