The county seat of Clark County, Jeffersonville, is experiencing a revitalization. In February 2017 the city of Jeffersonville announced it is establishing a new Arts and Cultural District downtown over a 10-block area. With help from $1 million in funding by the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau, the district will promote Jeffersonville’s downtown heritage and will see more development near the Big Four Bridge.
Memorial Day weekend 2017, the Abbey Road on the River music festival moved to the Indiana side of the Ohio after 12 years in Louisville. In March 2017, ground was broken for construction of the Lewis & Clark Trail in Clarksville, the final connection for the Ohio River Greenway project. The 1.3-mile linear park connects Jeffersonville, Clarksville and New Albany.
The second oldest county in Indiana, Clark County was formed in 1801 by William Henry Harrison, then territorial governor and later the nation’s ninth president 40 years later. It was named after Revolutionary War leader Gen. George Rogers Clark.
County Seat: Jeffersonville
Mike Moore, Mayor
Estimated 2017 population:
No. of households: 42,974
Median household income:
One Southern Indiana:
Wendy Dant Chesser, president/CEO
River Hills Economic Development & Regional Planning Commission:
Jill Saegesser, executive director
President Jack Coffman, Connie Sellers; Bryan Glover
Southern Indiana, Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau:
Jim Epperson, executive director