Clarksville is nestled in the middle of what is known as Old West Austin. The neighborhood is bounded by West Lynn on the east, Mopac on the west, 10th Street on the south and Waterston on the north.

Dating back to the 1870's, Clarksville is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since the late Seventies. Two historic landmarks are located in Clarksvile: the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church and the Haskell House. Many homes in the neighborhood are historic as well.

 
  Save The Date!!!
  • The Clarksville Community Development Corporation's 7th Annual Family Fun Fest happens Sunday, May 3th from 1-5 at the Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center, 1807 West 11 Street. The money raised at the event will be used to support our 3 missions:
    • Preserve the unique history of historic Clarksville
    • Maintain our neighborhood's ethnic and economic diversity through our affordable housing program
    • Foster Clarksville's traditional sense of community.
  • This year’s Fest will feature all of the same popular activities and events that have become traditions:
    • Petting zoo
    • Pony rides
    • Bouncy houses
    • Face painter
    • Balloon guy
    • Live music, including kids’ performer Mr. Walter
    • Petting zoo
    • Silent auction. Look for this outside where the bouncy houses have been.
    • Food and beverages. We are moving them inside the Center this year.
  • Last year’s super popular Flip Book Photo Booth is also returning to the Fest, thanks to the generosity of Grande Communications. Look for it on the front porch of the Neighborhood Center.
  • And, please check out Snapology Austin’s lego building activities. They will happen in the lower parking lot on Toyath. The bouncy houses will be down there too.
  • If you have not already done so, please get in touch if you can volunteer an hour or two of your time at the Fest. Contact mrpraustin@gmail.com. We need all kinds of help and being a part of the event is a lot of fun. We are confident that we can find the perfect volunteer job for you.
 
  CCDC Events & Projects
  • Save 1607 W. 10th!!
    • The fight to save one of Clarksville's most historically significant properties has been escalated all the way to the city council.
    • Please stop by the city council meeting on Thursday, April 17th to show your support zoning 1607 W. 10th as historic.
    • The story is in the Austin Chronicle: http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2014-04-11/then-theres-this-saving-the-baylor-house/
    • Or if you can't stop by, please write the Mayor and Council and ask them to zone 1607 historic:
      • lee.leffingwell@ci.austin.tx.us
      • laura.morrison@austintexas.gov
      • sheryl.cole@ci.austin.tx.us
      • chris.riley@ci.austin.tx.us
      • mike.martinez@ci.austin.tx.us
      • kathie.tovo@ci.austin.tx.us
      • bill.spelman@ci.austin.tx.us

  • Board Member Elections
    • Five positions on the Board of Directors will be on the ballot. Board terms run for two years (May-April.) If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, contact CCDC Secretary, Kim O’Brien (kkronzer@aol.com, 512-517-0249)
    • The Election will take place on Tuesday, April 21, prior to the Annual Meeting.
    • ONLY THOSE CLARKSVILLE RESIDENTS WHO SUBMIT COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS BY APRIL 7, 2015 ARE ELIGIBLE TO SERVE ON THE BOARD AND/OR VOTE IN THE ELECTION.
    • Membership application is available at http://www.historicclarksville.org/membership.htm
    • The Annual Meeting, which includes reports on recent CCDC activities and the organization's financial status, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The regularly monthly meeting will take place upon adjournment of the Annual Meeting.

  • CCDC Meetings
    • The CCDC board of directors meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month except for December. Meetings begin at 6:30PM and are held at the Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center, 1807 West 11th Street. Board discussions include neighborhood issues and concerns. All neighborhood residents are invited to attend.

  • Clarksville Walking Tour Brochure. Coming soon!!!
    • Board members and neighborhood volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the brochure, which should be available soon. Thanks to David Mider with Blueplate Design for designing a beautiful brochure. David and his family live on Toyath.

  • Annual Ice Cream Social
    • Every Summer, the CCDC hosts an ice cream social for the neighborhood. At the Social, neighborhood residents enter their homemade ice creams in a competition to win the coveted Golden Scoop Award for the Best Ice Cream in Clarksville.

  • Potlucks in the Park
    • Each Spring and Fall, the CCDC hosts a potluck dinner at Mary Frances Baylor Park. The potlucks provide opportunities for Clarksville residents to meet new neighborhoods, catch up with old friends, and eat great food.