Nashville gets a lot of the spotlight, and for good reason. But just an hour away is Clarksville, Tennessee with plenty of history and activities to spare. In 1784, Clarksville came to be and the following year was actually included in North Carolina. When 1796 saw Tennessee form into the 16th state of the United states of America, Clarksville in result joined the state.
Tennessee’s First Bank
Clarksville has played an important part in Tennessee history, the state’s pioneer bank, Northern Bank was formed in the city.
The boutique lover will rejoice in a trip to Miss Lucille’s Marketplace. The market is massive and has over 200 vendors, each unique and intriguing with antiques choices and more. Inside this shopping wonderland is Miss Lucille’s Cafe. Don’t miss out on this popular restaurant, the brisket sliders are reason alone to stop by.
Humble Universe Distributors Used Books is a reader’s paradise. The book store is full of character and even plants a tree locally for every 75 purchases. That alone is reason enough to stop by and pursue the literary shelves.
Clarksville is a bustling, charming town and if you enjoy the scenic outdoors, go for a walk or run on the Clarksville Greenway. You can skate, bike, hike or read and enjoy the views on one of the trail lookouts.
Fuel Up After Your Run
Famished after a run on the Greenway? Head to Yada Yada Yada Deli and order their famous eggs benedict. Don’t like eggs? Yada Yada Yada Deli also has a build-your-own breakfast sandwich and some delicious mac and cheese if you arrive in time for lunch.
Sample Louisiana’s Best
If you love New Orleans cuisine, try out Roux Americajun. The Bayou Sampler is good for the indecisive and allows an opportunity to try all sorts of yummy dishes like the classic jambalaya. Roux Americajun’s lime tortilla chips are A plus.
Genuine German Bread
Want to support locally owned businesses? Visit Silke’s Old World Breads. This European Tradition-inspired family-owned bakery has some bomb fresh bread and authentic German Coffee. Go carb out, the trip is worth it for the smell of the place alone.