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Our Heritage

Clarksville, Tennessee was incorporated in 1784. Dr. Gideon Blackburn, an itinerant Presbyterian minister, preached outdoors in a place south of Clarksville called Tompkins Grove. He organized First Presbyterian Church on May 25, 1822.

First Presbyterian Church is a historic church at 213 Main Street in Clarksville, Tennessee. We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), known for our involvement and service to the community, and the beauty of our music and worship.

Today we have over 500 members worshiping God. We are part of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA).

2022 marks the 200 year anniversary of the founding of our church. FPC is having a bicentennial celebration to honor this special time in our congregation's history. To find out more about bicentennial events or to donate to one of our bicentennial giving goals, please visit our bicentennial website.