Clarksville, Tennessee, the seat of Montgomery County. It is on the Cumberland River at the mouth of the Red River, about 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Nashville, in a region of great scenic beauty. The city is in the heart of the tobacco belt and is a leading market for both leaf and manufactured tobacco. Austin Peay State University is here.
Clarksville was settled in 1784 and named for George Rogers Clark. It has the mayor-council form of government.