Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
South Central States
Tennessee Clarksville

Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville was incorporated as a city in 1807.

The first water works was built by Travers Daniel for the Clarksville Water Company and began operation in June, 1879.  Daniel was superintendent until resigning in November, 1881,


Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, May 20, 1879, Page 4

The city bought the system on July 3, 1893 for $13,000.

Water is supplied by the City of Clarksville.


References
1878 "Water-Works," Clarksville Weekly Chronicle, July 13, 1878, Page 3.
Mr. Daniel and the company he represents have constructed water-works at Birmingtham, Ala., New Albany, Ind., Dallas, Texas, and Little Rock, Ark.

1878 Clarksville Weekly Chronicle, July 20, 1878, Page 3.
The water-works we have mentioned in another column seem to be an assured success.  The following is the list of incorporators:  Hon. D. N. Kennedy, Dr. Beaumont, Judge Lurton, Captains gracey and Crusman, Messrs. Bryce Stewart and M.H. Clark.  There, that is a list which means business.

1878 Clarksville Weekly Chronicle, November 2, 1878, Page 2.
Look out for the Waterworks.  The project to have them is assuming shape, and materalizing.  We understand that Mr. Travers Daniels, who will take the contract, was in the city this week, and that work will actually be begun within a short time.

1878 "Clarksville Water Works," Clarksville Tobacco Leaf, November 7, 1878, Page 5.
Ordinance to Travels Daniel of Louisville.

1881 "Meeting of the City Council," Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, August 5, 1881, Page 1.

1881 "Capt. Travers Daniel" and "A Card," by Fox & Smith, Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, August 27, 1881, Page 3.

1882 Clarksville, Engineering News, 9:156 (May 13, 1882)

1882 Clarksville from "The Water-Supply of Certain Cities and Towns of the United States," by Walter G. Elliot, C. E., Ph. D.

1884 "Something About Water Works," The Times and News (Eufaula, Alabama), October 28, 1884, Page 4.

1888 Capt. Travers Daniel (1827-1888) grave

1888 "Clarksville," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1890 "Clarksville," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 "Clarksville," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1893 "The Water Works," Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, February 21, 1893, Page 2.
Purchased by the City of Clarksville last night.

1893 An act to authorize the city of Clarksville to purchase waterworks and issue bonds for that purpose; to prescribe rules for the operation of such works, and fix penalties for their violation.  April 6, 1893.

1893 "Our Water Works," Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, April 18, 1893, Page 2.

1893 "Plant Transferred," Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, July 4, 1893, Page 4.
The City Now Owns the Water Works Plant.

1897 "Clarksville," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.








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