Clarksville Historic District and Walking Tour
Take a historical walking tour through quaint downtown Clarksville. Learn about the town's history as you enjoy 62 well-preserved homes, churches and businesses including the Easley House, once a hotel on the bluff overlooking Clarksville, and the 1829 Judge Henry Wood, Jr. House, now home to an art gallery. Clarksville was the first incorporated town in the county of Mecklenburg and in 1818 was named after its founder, Clarke Royster. The Royster-Oettinger House, built by the town’s founder, is included on the walking tour. Now known primarily as Virginia's only lakeside town on the shores of Buggs Island Lake/John H. Kerr Reservoir, Clarksville still proudly claims the title of the oldest continuous flue-cured tobacco market in the world. Pick up a tour map at the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce or at the Virginia Avenue Mall.