Clarksville is a city in Clark County in Southern Indiana, directly across the Ohio River from Louisville. It is the oldest town in the Indiana Territory with a population of 21,000. The city is served by an overlay complex of two area codes: 812 and 930.
Clarksville is located in a subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid and warm at night. The wettest seasons are spring and summer and the occasional snow takes place in the winter.
From the north or south, the best access to Clarksville is I-65. There are five exits to Clarksville: Exit 0 (northbound only; Jeffersonville’s Court Ave will lead westward towards Clarksville’s riverfront), Exit 1 (in the northbound lanes, Browns Station Way offers access to Stansifer Ave, while the southbound exit offers access to Stansifer, Court, and US 31), Exit 2 (Eastern Blvd), Exit 4 (Lewis & Clark Pkwy) and Exit 5 (Veterans Pkwy). From New Albany, Spring St. leads to Browns Station Way, which runs through Clarksville. I-265 has no direct access to Clarksville so motorists from the west (I-64) or northeast (IN 62) will need to exit to I-65 SOUTH to reach Clarksville.
Note, however, that the I-65 bridges are now tolled, with all-electronic tolling (no toll booths). The lowest tolls are available only to drivers with transponders issued by the local tolling authority or the multi-state E-ZPass consortium. The Clark Memorial Bridge that carries US 31 across the river (often called the “Second Street Bridge” from the Louisville street it connects to) remains free, although it can get very congested at rush hours.
Commercial air service is offered at Louisville International Airport, ten miles away. Smaller aircraft use Clark County Airport in Sellersburg, five miles away.
There is no Amtrak service to Clarksville.
There are three main roadways that serve the town: Lewis & Clark Pkwy (formally IN 131), Eastern Blvd and Veterans Pkwy. Lewis & Clark is the main drag through the town, running southwest to northeast connecting Browns Station Way near New Albany with I-65. Eastern Blvd runs southeast to northwest connecting I-65 in Jeffersonville with Lewis & Clark. The newer Veterans Pkwy (built in 2004) runs along the northern end of town, connecting Greentree Blvd with the north side of Jeffersonville.
Other roadways serve Clarksville. Browns Station Way (formally IN 62) is a limited access highway that cuts through Clarksville, connecting I-65 with the east end of New Albany. Greentree Blvd runs along the east side of Greentree Mall and connects the mall with Veterans Pkwy. Riverside Dr. runs along the Ohio River between Clarksville and Jeffersonville. Stansifer Ave, in the southside of town runs between Jeffersonville’s Spring St. and Clarksville’s west end.
Louisville’s TARC offers bus service along the main roadways and shopping centers.
- Great Escape River Falls, 951 Lewis & Clark Pkwy (next to Bass Pro), ☎+1 812-284-5561. First run movies.