Notable Clarksvillians

"Notable Clarksvillians" is an ongoing project to share the stories of historically significant people who have a Clarksville connection. We are working diligently to share content to the site so please visit often for updates. We also invite your input. Please email your information and ideas to


Austin Peay
Tennessee Governor

Austin Peay State University is named for three-term Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, who is credited with vastly expanding the state's highway system and improving secondary education in each of the state's 95 counties.


Willie Blount

When Willie Blount settled in Montgomery County in 1790, the county territory belonged to North Carolina -- Tennessee was not yet a state. In 1809, he was elected as the third governor of the State Tennessee for his first of three terms. He served from 1809-1815, the maximum amount of consecutive terms that one could serve. As governor, Blount was known for improving communication and transportation facilities.


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