24 Jun 2015 – Montgomery County Tennessee
Clarksville visiting with Nancy and what an interesting and delightful place with an area of 95.5 sq mi/247.4 km2 and a pop of 132,929+ The area around here was first surveyed by Thomas Hutchins in 1768 and my first visit now in 2015.
Having gone thru’ wars and natural disasters (1999 tornado & 2010 flood), Clarksville has now been restored to a place well worth visiting.
Now it has rebuilt much of the damage as a symbol of the city’s resilience. Where one building on Franklin St once stood has been replaced with a large mural of the historic buildings of Clarksville on the side of one that remained.
Customs House Museum and Cultural Center – over 35,000 square feet of exhibit space, hands-on activities and special events.
The Montgomery County Courthouse – 1st one laid in 1796 and the 6th one in 1879. Repaired in 1900 after a fire and in 1999 after the tornado.
Madison St United Methodist Church completed in 1882 was also destroyed in the 1999 tornado. Thank you to the lady who showed us around the sanctuary.
Received the ‘Journey of Faith‘ with appreciations and thanks.
Cumberland River is a major waterway of the Southern US. The 688-mile-long river drains almost 18,000 square miles/47,000 km2 of southern KY and north-central TN. In Apr-May 2010, due to extensive rains, the river overflowed its banks and flooded Nashville and Clarksville. The downtown area was ordered to evacuate.
The public library has been in this location since 1995. After several attempts to start a library, a library opened its doors in the basement of the courthouse offices in 1894.
Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things – Daryn Kagan