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TN History for Kids

Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Courthouse is beautiful--especially if you catch it in the winter months, and right before sunset.
A statue of Wilma Rudolph in Clarksville

Clarksville was the home of Wilma Rudolph, one of the most celebrated female athletes of all time. The 20th of 22 children, Rudolph was born in 1940 and until she was 12 couldn’t walk without crutches or braces.

In junior high school she joined the basketball team but didn’t play for several years. But her athletic skills eventually blossomed, and in 1960 she became the first American woman to win three gold medals when she did so as a track and field athlete at the Olympic Games in Rome.

Montgomery County

County Seat: Clarksville

Population (2015 estimate): 193,479

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