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Clarksville, Tennessee

city in Tennessee
The city in New Zealand is at Clarksville, New Zealand

Clarksville is a city in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA. Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County and is Tennessee's fifth largest city. As of the 2005 census estimates, the city had a total population of 123,395. Clarksville is the principal central city of the Clarksville-Hopkinsville metropolitan statistical area, which consists of Montgomery County and Christian County, Kentucky.

Clarksville, Tennessee
Clarksville's historic downtown
Clarksville's historic downtown
Nickname(s): 
Queen of the Cumberland[1]
Gateway to the New South[2]
Tennessee's Top Spot[3]
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Tennessee
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Tennessee
Coordinates: Coordinates: 36°31′47″N 87°21′33″W / 36.52972°N 87.35917°W / 36.52972; -87.35917
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyMontgomery
Founded:1785
Incorporated:1808
Government
 • MayorKim McMillan
Area
 • Total95.5 sq mi (247.4 km2)
 • Land94.9 sq mi (245.7 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation
509 ft (155 m)
Population
 (2010)[4]
 • Total132,929
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
37040-37044
Area code(s)931
FIPS code47-15160[5]
GNIS feature ID1269467[6]
Websitehttp://www.cityofclarksville.com/

The city has several nicknames: "The Queen City", "Gateway to the New South", and "Clarksvegas" (The name of a former bar in town).

ReferencesEdit

  1. Queen City Lodge #761 - Free & Accepted Masons, accessed October 11, 2008
  2. Clarksville, Tennessee: Gateway to the New South, Fort Campbell website, accessed October 11, 2008
  3. "Clarksville unveils new "Brand" as "Tennessee's Top Spot!"".
  4. "State & County QuickFacts: Clarksville (city), Tennessee". United States Census Bureau. October 18, 2011.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.