Clarksville TN is a Red River (Cumberland River) cruise port and city in Tennessee USA (Montgomery County). By population (around 150,000) the city is ranked state's 5th-largest (after behind Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga). Clarksville is approx 70 km (45 mi) northwest of Nashville (Tennessee state's capital city).
The town was founded in 1785 (by East Tennessee colonists) and incorporated as city in 1807. It is named after George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) - an US militia officer (general) and hero in the American War of Independence (1775-1783). Fort Campbell KY (home of US 101st Airborne Division) is approx 16 km (10 mi) from downtown, located on the Tennessee-Kentucky border.
The city developed rapidly during the 19th-century with main industries Cumberland River shipping trade (by steamboats) and agriculture (large plantations producing tobacco, cotton, corn, flour). Agriculture produce was exported (along the rivers Ohio and Mississippi) to New Orleans and Pittsburgh PA. The first bridge over Red River (linking Clarksville with New Providence NJ) was opened in 1829. In 1828 was opened the Clarksville-Hopkinsville Turnpike road. In 1859 was opened the Clarksville-Louisville Railroad.
Current-day city's economy is based on major industrial companies like Agero Inc (connected vehicle, roadside assistance), Akebono Brake Industry Ltd (Japanese manufacturer of components for cars, motorbikes, trains, industrial machinery), American Standard (plumbing fixtures manufacturer), Bridgestone Corporation (Japanese manufacturer of auto and truck parts), Fort Campbell KY (US Army base), Google LLC, Hankook Tire (South Korean manufacturer), Jostens (US memorabilia printing and publishing), LG Corporation (South Korean manufacturer of electronics, chemicals, telecom products), Nyrstar Clarksville (zinc refinery), Trane Inc (US manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment), Vulcan Corporation (US manufacturer of rubber, plastic and foam products).
As cruise port, Clarksville TN is included in the regular schedule of USA's largest river cruise company - ACL-American Cruise Lines. Next table shows Queen of the Mississippi ship's 8-day itinerary between homeports Nashville and St Louis, with prices from ~USD 3000 pp (double occupancy rates).
|Date / Time||Port|
|08 Sep||Departing from Nashville, Tennessee|
|09 Sep||Clarksville, Tennessee|
|10 Sep||Dover, Tennessee|
|11 Sep||Mississippi River|
|12 Sep||Paducah, Kentucky|
|13 Sep||Cape Girardeau, Missouri|
|14 Sep||Chester, Illinois|
|15 Sep||Arriving in St Louis, Missouri|
Port Clarksville TN cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Clarksville TN, Tennessee. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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