Clarksville, Tennessee

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Clarksville, Tennessee
City
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
Coordinates: 36°31′47″N 87°21′33″W / 36.52972°N 87.35917°W / 36.52972; -87.35917Coordinates: 36°31′47″N 87°21′33″W / 36.52972°N 87.35917°W / 36.52972; -87.35917
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Montgomery
Founded: 1785
Incorporated: 1808
Government
 • Mayor Kim McMillan
Area
 • Total 95.5 sq mi (247.4 km2)
 • Land 94.9 sq mi (245.7 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation 509 ft (155 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 132,929
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 37040-37044
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-15160[5]
GNIS feature ID 1269467[6]

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.

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

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