Area Info

Clarksville is a wonderful area not only to live, but also to raise a family, work and retire.

Clarksville is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee, and the fifth-largest city in the state. The population was 132,929 in the 2010 United States Census. Clarksville is the ninth-fastest growing city in the nation, of cities with a population over 100,000.

It is the principal central city of the Clarksville, TN-KY metropolitan statistical area, which consists of Montgomery and Stewart counties, Tennessee; and Christian and Trigg counties, Kentucky. It is second-fastest-growing Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the nation.

Historic downtown Clarksville, TN

Clarksville is the home of Austin Peay State University; The Leaf-Chronicle, the oldest newspaper in Tennessee; and neighbor to the Fort Campbell, United States Army base. Site of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell is located approximately ten miles (16 km) from downtown Clarksville, straddling the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. It is officially Fort Campbell, Kentucky as the base U.S. Post Office is on the Kentucky side of the post. The majority of the acreage of Fort Campbell is within the state of Tennessee.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System operates a total of 36 public schools to serve about 30,000 students, including seven high schools, seven middle schools, 20 elementary schools, and one magnet school for K-5.

Public high schools (grades 9-12) in Clarksville-Montgomery County:

Northeast High School (800 students)
Clarksville High School (1,259 students)
Rossview High School (1,500 students)
Northwest High School (1,171 students)
Kenwood High School (1,152 students)
West Creek High School (1,000 students)
Montgomery Central High School (950 students)

Public elementary schools in Clarksville-Montgomery County:

Barkers Mill Elementary School (~1,110 students) – “Favorite Public School” (The Leaf-Chronicle’s 2010 Readers Choice Awards, 2011 Readers Choice Awards)
Byrns Darden
Cumberland Heights
East Montgomery
Moore Magnet
Norman Smith
St. Bethlehem
West Creek

Private high schools in Clarksville-Montgomery County:

Clarksville Academy (Students: 613; ST; Grades: PK – 12)
Montgomery Christian Academy (Students: 175; Grades: PK – 12)
Weems Academy (Students: 58; Grades: 4 – 12)
Academy for Academic Excellence (Students: 50; Grades: 1 – 12)
Helicon/Clarksville Diagnostic (Students: 25; Grades: 6 – 12)
Clarksville Christian School (Students: 156; Grades K-10)

Private primary/middle schools in Clarksville:

St. Mary’s Catholic School (Students 140; Grades K – 8)
Immaculate Conception Preschool (Students: 156; Grades: PK – KG)
Apostolic Christian School (Students: 17; Grades: PK – 9)
Little Scholars (Montessori Method, Students 22; Ages 2.5-7)

Colleges and universities

Austin Peay State University
Bethel College
Miller-Motte Technical College
Nashville State Community College
Daymar Institute
Austins Beauty College
North Central Institute
North Tennessee Bible Institute
Queen City College
Tennessee Technology Center


Clarksville Academy

Major industrial employers in Clarksville include:

American Standard
Averitt Hardwoods International
Bridgestone Metalpha USA
Convergys Corporation- Clarksville’s second largest private employer
Clarksville Foundry
Florim USA
Fort Campbell- Clarksville’s largest employer
Hemlock Semiconductor LLC (HSC)
Hendrickson Trailer Suspensions Systems
Jostens, Printing and Publishing Division
Letica Corporation
Precision Printing & Packaging
Premiumwear, Inc.
Print Xcel
Robert Bosch Corporation
Smithfield Manufacturing, Inc
SPX Corporation, Metal Forge Division
Startek USA
Trane- Clarksville’s largest private employer
UCAR Carbon Corporation
Vulcan Corporation, Rubber Division
Whitson Lumber Company