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Clarksville is a city in the River Valley region of Arkansas.

Highway 103 in Clarksville

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  • US 64 East-West.
  • Interstate 40 leads 100 miles (161 km) from Little Rock to the northwest, and 55 miles (89 km) east from Fort Smith.

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  • Johnson County Peach Festival. It is a nearly week-long event (starts on a Tuesday and ends on Saturday) and attracts visitors from all over the country. Activities and events include Barbershop chorus, gospel music, home cooking, handmade arts and crafts, street dance, frog jumping contest, terrapin derby, greased pig chase, a 4-mile run, parade, jam and jelly bake-off and of course peach and peach cobbler eating contests. It concludes with the crowning of Queen Elberta, Miss Arkansas Valley and Miss Teen Arkansas Valley pageants.
  • The Oark General Store is 22 miles north of Clarksville in the community of Oark. It is the oldest store in Arkansas that has remained in continuous operation. The building has the original floors, walls, and ceiling and is listed on the "Register of Historical Places in Arkansas". The Cafe features home cooking.
  • The Clarksville post office contains a mural, How Happy was the Occasion, painted in 1941 by Mary May Purser. Federally commissioned murals were produced from 1934 to 1943 in the United States through the Section of Painting and Sculpture of the Treasury Department.

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