Greenwood, Clarksville, Tennessee

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Greenwood is a neighborhood in the southern part of the city of Clarksville, Tennessee, USA. Located directly south of downtown, the neighborhood is often defined as the area delimited by South Riverside Drive on the west, the Mason Rodolph golf course on the east, Ashland city road on the south, and Crossland Avenue on the north. The neighborhood is one of if not the oldest neighborhoods in the city of Clarksville. The cemetery that lies within the community, and also bears its name, is one of the oldest in the state of Tennessee, and is the final resting place of Frank Sutton of Sgt. Carter fame from the show Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Olympic gold medalist Wilma Rudolph is also buried within the community at a much smaller cemetery, adjacent to the Mason Rodolph golf course. Some other characteristics of the neighborhood in the early 21st century were the declining condition of some of the older homes in the area and the rising crime rates in the Clarksville area. The Summit Hights housing project is also within the community, as are the Montgomery County Alternative School, CMCSS headquarters, The Clarksville-Montgomery county Library, and a former boot factory which burned down in 2006.

History[edit]

In the early years of the twentieth century the area known as Greenwood was just starting to develop and become a liveable area. The area was actually a prime location to begin a family and raise children in the first part of the 20th century, with many of the typical bungalow houses of the 1950s still dotting the landscape within the community. The area was also the home of the first Clarksville Highschool constructed in 1907, which was at the corner of Madison street and Greenwood Avenue.

Transportation[edit]

The area is served by several CTS bus routes that go throughout the city. The state road 41-A runs along its southern border with direct access by way of the by pass to I-24. The area, along with the rest of the city of Clarksville is served regionally by Outlaw Field airport, and Internationally by Nashville International.

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Coordinates: 36°30′43″N 87°20′33″W / 36.5120°N 87.3425°W / 36.5120; -87.3425