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Background, General Information and Weather in Clarksville, Tennessee –

Clarksville is located in Montgomery County, Tennessee. It is also the county seat as well as the fifth largest city in the state. At the time of the 2010 census the population here was 132,929. According to a non census related poll taken in 2017, the population here in Clarksville was 153,205. Clarksville is also the principal central city of the Clarksville – Tennessee – Kentucky Metro Statistical Area. This area consists of Montgomery and Stewart Counties which are located in Tennessee as well as Christian and Trigg Counties which are in Kentucky. Clarksville was founded back in 1785 and was named after General George Rogers Clark who was the brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In 1807 this city became incorporated. According to the United States Census Bureau, Clarksville is a total of 95.5 square miles in size with only a tiny portion of that being water. When it comes to the weather here in Clarksville it falls under the category of “Humid Subtropical.” This means that the summers will be hot and often times muggy. The winters on the other hand tend to be very cold and wet. The temperature over the course of the year can range from 14 degrees during the winter all the way up to 96 during the summer. The hot season here lasts for close to four months. From the end of May until almost the end of September the daily average high is just about 81 degrees. The low for this time is just 11 degrees lower coming in at a comfortable 70 degrees. The cold season on the other hand lasts for exactly three months. From the end of November until the end of February the daily average high is just about 55 degrees. The low for this time comes in just under the freezing point at 30 degrees. Although it does get pretty cold here it does not tend to snow a lot. On average you can expect to see about four inches of snow per year here. Snow fall usually occurs here in January. The warmer months will receive a decent amount of rain. You can expect to see about 50 inches of rain per year if you live here.

Economy Here in Clarksville –
Here in Clarksville there are several major employers that help to support the local economy. Agero, Inc, American Standard, Bridgestone USA, Convergys Corporation, Fort Campbell, Google, Jostens (a printing and publishing company), LG (which will open its doors sometime in 2019), SPX Corporation (a metal forge division) and Vulcan Corporation (which is part of the rubber division) are the largest employers here. Finally there is Trane Inc. which is the largest private employer here in Clarksville. Trane Inc. is a heating, ventilating and air conditioning company.

Education in Clarksville –
The Clarksville – Montgomery County School System serves the youth of Clarksville. This school system has 39 public schools that serve about 34,000 students in the area. The majority of the schools here are elementary schools. There are 24 of them as well as one magnet school for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition to the 24 elementary schools there are 7 middle schools and 8 high schools. There are also 3 private schools here for you to choose from. There is the “Little Scholars Montessori” school which is for preschool aged kids all the way through fifth grade. Typically the enrollment here is relatively low with just under 100 students per year. Next there is the “Immaculate Conception School” which is for kids in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Again, this private school has a pretty low enrollment with less than 150 students per year. Finally there is the “Clarksville Academy” which is a school for kids in pre k all the way through twelfth grade. As you can see, there is an abundant amount educational options here in Clarksville for you to choose from. Depending on which portion of Clarksville you live in will dictate which schools your children will attend.

Parks and Recreation –
Here in Clarksville there is an abundant amount of parks for you to choose from if you want to get out and enjoy some outdoor activities. There is the “Barbara E. Johnson” Park which is located on more than ten acres. Here you will find a playground as well as a walking trail and a nine hole disc golf course. Then there is the “Bel Aire Pool and Park” which is located on a ten acre plot of land. Here you will find an Olympic sized swimming pool as well as two soccer fields, playground, a walking trail and so much more. These are just a few of the parks here in Clarksville for you to explore!