Clarksville, Tennessee

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Clarksville is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States,[6] and the fifth largest city in the state. The population was 124,565 in 2009 United States Census. Clarksville is the principal central city of the Clarksville, TN-KY metropolitan statistical area, which consists of Montgomery County, Stewart County, Tennessee, Christian County, Kentucky and Trigg County, Kentucky.

The city was incorporated in 1785, and named for General George Rogers Clark, frontier fighter and Revolutionary War hero,[2] brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.[7]

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. Fort Campbell is the home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) from downtown Clarksville, straddling the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. It is officially Fort Campbell, Kentucky due to the fact the base U.S. Post Office is on the Kentucky side of the base; the majority of Fort Campbell is within the state of Tennessee.


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