Clarksville, TN "The Great Fire of 1878", Apr 1878
Articles about the Great Fire of 1878 that destroyed Clarksville, Tennessee.
[Clarksville] reached a high point until the Great Fire of 1878, which destroyed 15 acres of downtown Clarksville's business district, including the courthouse at that time and many other historic buildings. It was believed to have started in a Franklin Street store. After the fire, the city rebuilt and entered the 20th century with a fresh start.