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Clarksville is located in south-central Virginia. It is in Mecklenburg County but overlaps into Halifax County. As of the 2000 census, the population was 1,329 residents. The downtown area of the city has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia's Historic Register. In 1818, Clarksville was the first incorporated town in the county of Mecklenburg, and settlers soon populated the area due to its' temperate climate and fine tobacco soil. By 1832, Clarksville was one of the fastest growing towns in Virginia. A walking tour of the town takes you past more than 60 churches, homes and businesses that date to the late 18th century. Architecture ranges from Victorian to Greek Revival to Queen Anne, and the town's brick lined sidewalks and decorative lighting lend a Currier and Ives charm to the shops and restaurants that await visitors. Clarksville is located on Kerr Lake, also known as Buggs Island Lake. With 50,000 acres of water and 800 miles of shoreline, it is the largest lake in Virginia and one of the most scenic in the south. Buggs Island Lake offers water sports of almost every kind, but it's most popular, however, for boating and fishing, especially for catfish. Clarksville is host to the annual Virginia Lake Festival, which draws some 80,000 visitors. This three-day event culminates with a spectacular fireworks show over the lake and has been named among the "Top Twenty Festivals in the Southeast," by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Surrounding areas: Kerr Lake, Virginia (13.5 mi), Lake Gaston, Virginia (22.9 mi)

Clarksville Vacation Rentals

Clarksville Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Quality Inn On The Lake103 Second StClarksville, VA (434) 374-5023
Holiday Inn Express1074 Bill Tuck HwySouth Boston, VA19.1 mi.(434) 575-4000
Super 81040 Bill Tuck HwySouth Boston, VA19.1 mi.(434) 572-8868
Quality Inn South Boston2001 Seymour DrSouth Boston, VA19.2 mi.(434) 572-4311
Americas Best Value Inn200 Parham RdHenderson, NC21.2 mi.(252) 492-7001
Jameson Inn - Henderson400 North Cooper DrHenderson, NC21.2 mi.(252) 430-0247
Comfort Inn112 Parham RdHenderson, NC21.3 mi.(252) 438-8511
Garnett Inn1727 N Garnett StHenderson, NC21.4 mi.(252) 492-2013
Marriott Confrence Center Berry Hill3105 River RdSouth Boston, VA22.1 mi.(434) 517-7000
Hampton Inn Of Henderson385 Ruin CRK RdHenderson, NC22.2 mi.(252) 492-3007
Holiday Inn Express200 Simmons StHenderson, NC22.2 mi.(250) 438-6300
Holiday InnI-85 & Parham RdHenderson, NC22.2 mi.(252) 492-1126
Sleep Inn Henderson18 Market StHenderson, NC22.2 mi.(252) 433-9449
Best Western Oxford Inn & Suites1000 Linden AveOxford, NC22.5 mi.(919) 692-1000
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites913 Linden AveOxford, NC22.5 mi.(919) 693-9151
Kings Inn Motel1100 Linden AveOxford, NC22.6 mi.(919) 693-4400
Cardinal Motel800 Cardinal DrHenderson, NC22.9 mi.(252) 492-1148
Days InnHC 1 Box 40 2850 Hwy 903Bracey, VA23.3 mi.(434) 689-2000
Econo Lodge623 E Atlantic AveSouth Hill, VA25.5 mi.(434) 447-7116
Comfort Inn918 E Atlantic StSouth Hill, VA25.6 mi.(434) 447-2600
Days Inn South Hill911 E Atlantic StSouth Hill, VA25.6 mi.(434) 447-3123
Holiday Inn Express101 Thompson StLacrosse, VA25.8 mi.(434) 955-2777
Hampton Inn200 Thompson RdSouth Hill, VA25.8 mi.(434) 447-4600
Super 8250 Thompson StSouth Hill, VA26.1 mi.(434) 447-2313
Hampton Inn920 Durham RdRoxboro, NC28.8 mi.(336) 599-8800
Innkeeper Roxboro906 Durham RdRoxboro, NC28.8 mi.(336) 599-3800
Sheldon's Motel & RestaurantRR 2 Box 189Keysville, VA29.2 mi.(434) 736-8434
Sheldon's Motel And RestaurantRt 2 Box 189Keysville, VA29.2 mi.(434) 736-8434

Clarksville Weather & Climate

The North Central region of the state has a moderate climate; four seasons without the extremes seen in other parts of the country. Latitude accounts for some climatic variations, as do soils, plant cover and inland bodies of water. The central region, in winter, is protected by the western mountain ranges, so temps are usually 10-20 degrees warmer than in the mountains. In summer, when the air is dry enough to keep cloudiness at a minimum for several days, temperatures may reach 100 in the interior at elevations below 1,500 feet. Usually, however, clouds limit the sun's heating capacity and an entire summer sometimes passes without a high of even 90 degrees. North Carolina is outside the usual tornado path in the United States, but tropical hurricanes do come close enough to influence the weather about twice in an average year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 24°F 4.09 in. -
February 51°F 25°F 3.04 in. -
March 60°F 33°F 3.93 in. -
April 70°F 41°F 3.31 in. -
May 78°F 52°F 4.03 in. -
June 86°F 61°F 3.94 in. -
July 90°F 66°F 4.18 in. -
August 88°F 64°F 3.15 in. -
September 81°F 57°F 3.96 in. -
October 70°F 44°F 3.47 in. -
November 60°F 35°F 3.00 in. -
December 50°F 27°F 2.99 in. -

Clarksville Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Person County airport (TDF) located about 33 miles southwest of Clarksville in Roxboro, North Carolina, the Danville Regional airport (DAN) located approximately 43 miles west of Clarksville in Danville, Virginia, the Raleigh Durham International airport (RDU) located roughly 52 miles south of Clarksville in Raleigh - Durham, North Carolina, Lynchburg Regional Preston Glenn Field (LYH) located around 60 miles northwest of Clarksville in Lynchburg, Virginia, the Rocky Mount Wilson Regional airport (RWI) located about 64 miles southeast of Clarksville in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and finally the Johnston County airport (JNX) located approximately 75 miles south of Clarksville in Smithfield, North Carolina.

Clarksville Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC78.3 mi.
Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC78.3 mi.
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA111.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Kinderton Country ClubClarksvilleVA 
Kerr Lake Country ClubHendersonNC18.0 mi.
Greens Folly Golf CourseSouth BostonVA19.3 mi.
Highland Lake Golf ClubFlat RockNC19.6 mi.
Pine Links Golf ClubFlat RockNC19.6 mi.
River Ridge Golf ClubBraceyVA23.5 mi.
Tanglewood Shores Golf & Country ClubBraceyVA23.5 mi.
Roxboro Country ClubRoxboroNC28.2 mi.
Lake Gaston Country ClubMaconNC29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA89.2 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA118.0 mi.
State Parks
Occoneechee State ParkVA2.4 mi. 
Staunton River State ParkVA7.2 mi. 
North Carolina Museum of Life and ScienceDurhamNC47.3 mi.(Science)
Duke University Museum of ArtDurhamNC47.3 mi.(Art)
Old West Durham OnlineDurhamNC47.3 mi.(Art)
Avoca MuseumAltavistaVA52.4 mi.(History)
Ackland MuseumChapel HillNC56.2 mi.(Art)
Alexander Vaisman GalleryChapel HillNC56.2 mi.(Art)
North Carolina Museum of HistoryRaleighNC58.9 mi.(History)
North Carolina State Museum of Natural SciencesRaleighNC58.9 mi.(Science)
North Carolina Museum of ArtRaleighNC58.9 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA88.4 mi.
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC94.2 mi.

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