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Clarksville, Tennessee (U.S.)

Montgomery County

Last modified: 2023-06-16 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of Clarksville, Tennessee] image by Masao Okazaki, 16 June 2023
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A blue-white-blue vertical tricolor. The seal of Clarksville is quite interesting. The open book obviously represents Austin Peay State University, which is located in Clarksville.
Ron Lahav, 25 October 2005

Austin Peay is only the most current education institution Clarksville has. Before this was Stewart College, since relocated to Memphis, and the Clarksville Female Academy, which closed it doors many years ago. Austin Peay now sits where Stewart College used to be.
Greg Biggs, 25 October 2005

According to the city ordinance adopting the flag, the three stars represent the three Grand Divisions of the State of Tennessee. The middle star, representing Middle Tennessee, is larger because that is the division in which Clarksville is located.
Devereaux Cannon, 25 October 2005

From (no longer available)

" Sec. 1-105. City flag.

The flag made from the design submitted by Kay Darnell Drew, which flag has been displayed in the City Council Chambers for the City of Clarksville at the regular September 3, 1987 meeting of the city council, be, and same is hereby adopted as the official flag for the City of Clarksville, with a color photograph of said flag, together with a narrative prepared by the afore-named designer as to its meaning, being attached hereto as Exhibit "A".
(Ord. No. 17-1987-88, 9-15-87)

Editor's note: Ord. No. 17-1987-88, adopted Sept 15, 1987, did not specifically amend the Code, hence inclusion herein as § 1-105 was at the discretion of the editor. "Exhibit A" of said ordinance has not been set out herein, but is on file and available for inspection in the office of the city clerk. "

Dov Gutterman, 6 December 2002

The flag of the city of Clarksville is a vertical tri-bar of blue-white-blue. The blue is a lighter shade, more nearly the blue of the old South African flag. On the white vertical bar is the seal of the city. The outer ring of the seal is broad and red, with gold letters that read 'CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE' arching from lower hoist, around the top, to lower fly side of the seal. Centred at the bottom of the outer ring is the date '1784". All lettering is in gold or yellow. Within, separated somewhat from the outer ring by white, is another red ring that is no more than a line. Centered within is a shield outlined in black. Across the center of the shield is a blue fess with wavy white lines, representing the Cumberland River. The section above the fess is white, divided into two section by a vertical black line. The canton toward the hoist has black scales of justice within, and the fly side canton had an open book (also in black) symbolising learning. (Clarksville is the home of Austin Peay State University.) The section of the shield below the fess is similarly divided into two white sections by a black line. The hoist side has (in black) an ancient style plow (symbolising agriculture) while crossed spades (blades down) for industry are in the remaining section. Above the shield are Tennessee's three stars, but in gold and on a horizontal plane. The center star, representing Middle Tennessee, is larger than the other two. Clarksville is located in Middle Tennessee, just below the Kentucky border, about 45 miles northwest of Nashville. It is also the site of Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.
Devereaux Cannon, 8 December 2002

Facebook photos show a different version of the flag, with a wider center white bar and a slightly different seal, used indoors.
Masao Okazaki, 16 June 2023

[Flag of Clarksville, Tennessee] image by Masao Okazaki, 16 September 2020

The city seal on the present flag of Clarksville TN is larger than sometimes shown:
Luckily, a vector image of the present flag is shown at the CRW flag store:
Masao Okazaki, 27 September 2020

The other version is still being used outside:
Masao Okazaki, 16 June 2023


[Municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 13 December 2019

Paul Bassinson, 13 December 2019