Clarksville, Indiana is a historic and prosperous community located directly across the Ohio River from downtown Louisville. While it’s a part of the Louisville metropolitan area as well as the “SoIn” (Southern Indiana) region, Clarksville’s population is only 21,724, giving it a small town feel with plenty of amenities. Keep reading to learn about the history of Clarksville as well as popular restaurants, parks, shopping, and things to do in the area!
A Brief History of Clarksville
Clarksville has a long and fascinating history. It was founded in 1783 by George Rogers Clark, the younger brother of William Clark (of Lewis and Clark). Some historians believe that the Lewis and Clark expedition officially began in Clarksville. Clarksville also happens to be the oldest American town in the former Northwest Territory. During the Revolutionary War, Clark established a military base at the Falls of the Ohio (the largest exposed Devonian fossil bed in the U.S.), where he trained a 175 man-regimen.
Due to its lack of dueling regulation laws, Clarksville was also known for being a popular dueling spot for Kentuckians, such as the likes of Henry Clay and Humphrey Marshall. In 1809, Marshall called Clay a liar on the floor of the KY House of Representatives. Clay, as customary, challenged him to a duel at Silver Creek in Clarksville. Luckily, both men survived the duel; Clay went on to become one of the most famous Kentuckians in history, and Marshall wrote the first complete history of Kentucky!
Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Clarksville was plagued by floods, hindering its growth and economic viability. In fact, during the Great Flood of 1837, Clarksville was almost entirely decimated by up to 12 feet of flooding. However, this crisis gave rise to new opportunities–during the post-World War 2 boom, Clarksville established suburbs, shopping plazas, malls, factories, expanding exponentially in size. Today, Clarksville has award-winning schools and neighborhoods, great parks, popular restaurants, and plenty to do for anyone interested.
Things To Do In Clarksville
Some popular activity centers in Clarksville include the Sportsdrome Speedway, Xtremenasium Trampoline and Ninja Park, Atlantis Waterpark, the Green Tree Mall, and the famous Colgate Clock.
Top-rated restaurants in Clarksville include the Catfish House, Black Horse Pub and Brewery, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Chuy’s, Kansai Japanese Steakhouse, and La Lupita.
Clarksville also offers many great parks and greenspaces, and is known for its ongoing green initiative. Some notable ones include the Falls of the Ohio State Park, which also has a discovery center and access to miles of bike trails (Ohio River Greenway), Lapping Park, Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Park, Colgate Park, and Ray Lawrence Park.
Clarksville has several shopping centers, including Waterford Park, Green Tree Mall, and Clarksville Commons. They feature many popular department stores, such as H&M, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Joann’s, American Eagle, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Lane Byrant, Ulta, Burlington, and more.
Rent or Buy Trailers In Clarksville
At Moon Trailer Leasing, we rent and sell storage containers, rent storage trailers, and rent portable offices. We’ve been in the business since 1992, and are seasoned veterans in the storage trailer industry. Our staff can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Our wide range of trailer lengths, accessories, and full-service options can provide a solution that is tailored to fit your exact requirements. Locally-owned and headquartered in Louisville, we serve Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana, and can deliver in a quick and timely manner.
Renting A Storage Trailer or Container
We offer 28 ft, 40 ft, 45 ft, 48 ft and 53 ft trailers for monthly rent. In addition to storage trailers, we offer ground level storage containers for rent along with portable moving and storage containers that are specifically designed for furniture and other lighter duty storage applications. Storage trailers are loading dock accessible and are equipped with either swing doors or roll-up doors. Equipped with durable hardwood floors, our storage trailer rentals are pallet-jack and forklift accessible.
Renting A Mobile Office
Moon Trailer Leasing also offers portable offices for rent, on wheels or ground level, in a variety of sizes. Our units offer immediate, secure on-site office space for job-sites or for any location that you have that requires temporary office space. Our office trailers on wheels are available in lengths of 20 ft and 30 ft. We supply-OSHA approved steps for easy access. Our experienced staff can supply you with floor plans detailing the layout of workspaces. Standard options include vinyl flooring, interior wood paneling, fluorescent lighting, electric heating, electric ac unit, sliding windows and a lockable steel exterior door!
As one of Kentucky’s largest full service leasing companies, Moon also offers portable storage containers, trailers, ground level containers, office trailers, portable restrooms, luxury restroom trailers, portable moving containers, portable mini-storage, over the road semi-trailers, trailer parking and warehouse space. Moon prides itself in its expert customer service and competitive rates, so call or contact us today for pricing and whatever questions you may have!