Clarksville grew along the banks of the Cumberland River. The city incorporated in 1855, and became known for its production of dark fired tobacco. Farming brought prosperity as well. In the 20th century Clarksville and Montgomery County took on a more technology-based profile. Today the city has become part of a significant regional center for transportation and industry and one of Tennessee’s fastest-growing cities.
The Cumberland River Walk is a 2-mile riverfront promenade. There families can enjoy the playground and picnic area, and a beautiful place to walk or ride bikes. The park is the setting for various exhibits, festivals and concerts during the year.