Fort Campbell Relocation Information
Welcome to Fort Campbell!
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, home of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, aka “The Screaming Eagles,” the 5th Special Forces Group, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and more. Ft. Campbell is also host to the “ten toughest days in the Army” at the Sabalauski Air Assault School.
Photo via U. S. Army Flickr
Nearby Clarksville, TN, was listed by Money Magazine in 2019 as the “Best Place to Live in the United States.” Low cost of living, good economy, and safety all factored into the designation.
The area is a haven for outdoor sportsmen, while offering access to city life and culture, with Nashville, Tennessee about an hour’s drive away.
Fort Campbell lies on the Kentucky-Tennessee border between the towns of Hopkinsville, KY and Clarksville, TN, and is about 60 miles northwest of Nashville on I-24. The town of Oak Grove, KY lies just north of the base.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fort Campbell
1) What state is Fort Campbell in?
Fort Campbell sits on the border of Kentucky and Tennessee. Although nearly two-thirds of the post is actually in Tennessee, the post office is located in Kentucky, which gives this post its Kentucky identification.
2) How many gates does Fort Campbell have?
Fort Campbell has 12 access gates. Check here for hours, location details, and visitor information.
3) What major cities are near Fort Campbell?
Some cities within an easy drive:
- Nashville, Tennessee: 60 miles
- Louisville, Kentucky: 190 miles
- Memphis, Tennessee: 208 miles
4) What is Fort Campbell known for?
Fort Campbell is home to the well-known 101st Airborne Division. This large Army post hosts the fourth largest population in the Army. The communities surrounding Ft. Campbell are known for being patriotic and supportive of the military stationed there.
5) What is the zip code for Fort Campbell?
The zip code for Fort Campbell is 42223. Nearby zip codes include 42262 and 37040.
6) What is the BAH for Fort Campbell?
BAH for Fort Campbell ranges from $1,464 for E-1 to $1,935 for E-9 with dependents, and from $1,521 for O-1 to $2,283 for O-7 with dependents. See housing section for more info.
Nearby Nashville, Tennessee by Derrick Brutel
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Base Location and Information
Ft. Campbell is the third largest post in the U.S. Army by population and the 7th largest in the DoD. It covers over 106,700 acres of land and is home to the Army’s only Air Assault Division and the most deployed contingency forces.
A large military retiree community resides in the area, bringing the total population of active duty, civilians, retirees, and family members to over 237,000. Nearby military installations include Fort Knox and Blue Grass Army Depot, each within a few hours’ drive to the northwest.
Military Installations in the Fort Campbell Area
Situated between the towns of Clarksville, TN, and Hopkinsville, KY, Fort Campbell is about 60 miles northeast of Nashville, connected by I-24. The nearest towns to Fort Campbell are Clarksville (TN), Oak Grove (KY), and Hopkinsville (KY). Fort Campbell is located in four different counties: Trigg and Christian in Kentucky, and Stewart and Montgomery in Tennessee.
The Fort Campbell area is known for being family-friendly, with a lower cost of living than the national average. The local population is exceedingly supportive of the military community, with many residents both current and former touting the friendliness of the area.
The area prides itself on a small town feel, and you might find yourself falling in love with the rolling hills of Kentucky and Tennessee. On post, families will appreciate modern amenities like an updated commissary, housing, splash pads, and parks.
Official Site: Fort Campbell
IHG Army Hotels operates the Holiday Inn Express Turner Guesthouse on Fort Campbell.
Contact IHG Army Hotels at Fort Campbell
82 Texas Avenue
Fort Campbell, Kentucky 42223
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Fort Campbell Housing
Military housing at Fort Campbell is privatized. Housing was designed with today's military families in mind and is located conveniently near post services with easy access to the commissary, PX, playgrounds, and more.
Fort Campbell housing is managed by Lend Lease/Campbell Crossing.
(931) 431-9003 (main phone)
2702 Michigan Ave
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
Soldier Support Center
2702 Michigan Ave.
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
Fort Campbell Housing Services Office
Off Post Housing - 270-798-3808
All service members, regardless of grade or marital status, should report to the HSO prior to entering into an agreement to rent, lease, or buy off-post housing.
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Fort Campbell Off-Post Housing
View homes for sale and houses for rent near Fort Campbell: Fort Campbell Homes.
Renters dominate the Fort Campbell area market, with three out of four homes being rentals. For would-be home buyers, this is good news, as finding future tenants if you move on should prove to be fairly easy. Areas that have a high “livability” score include Clarksville, Fairview City, Gracey, Hopkinsville, and Oak Grove.
Homes for sale and houses for rent near Fort Campbell - Fort Campbell Homes
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Fort Campbell BAH Information
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.
Fort Campbell is near Clarksville, TN with many options to buy or rent. Some sample Fort Campbell BAH rates for zip code 42223:
- E-1 with dependents: $1,464
- E-1 without dependents: $1,209
- E-9 with dependents: $1,935
- E-9 without dependents: $1,575
- O-1 with dependents: $1,521
- O-1 without dependents: $1,431
- O-7 with dependents: $2,283
- O-7 without dependents: $1,878
Area Weather and Climate
Rain, snow, sun, humidity? Come prepared for it all! Fort Campbell summers are hot and muggy, and winter weather tends toward the cold and wet.
Though wintertime may be milder compared to other places you’ve been stationed, you’ll likely experience some snow, with the area averaging 6 inches of snow per year. The month of January is the most dreary, with overcast skies about 54% of the time. July and August are the hottest months.
Expect spring and summer storms, along with increasing humidity. The growing season can extend into November, but fall lovers will rejoice as mild temperatures and mostly sunny days are a feature of autumn here.
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Fort Campbell Area Schools
Families living on post at Fort Campbell should note that schools are run by DODEA and the district includes 6 schools: 4 elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.
Click here for the complete list of Ft. Campbell schools.
Fort Campbell Schools
The system’s four elementary schools serve approximately 2,500 students in grades Pre-k through fifth, while the middle school and high school have about 500 students each. Students at Fort Campbell High School have an opportunity to earn dual credit through a partnership with Austin Peay State University.
Families living off post will fall under the county where they reside. There are also eleven private schools in the area, including non-sectarian, college prep, and religiously affiliated schools.
Families choosing to homeschool will need to understand the laws for the state in which they live, as there are significant differences in Kentucky and Tennessee homeschooling regulations.
Fort Campbell Area School Links:
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Support for Military and Families
Here's what Megan from Fort Campbell has to say about the area:
"Ft. Campbell is our favorite duty station: the people and the camaraderie. There's nothing like it!"
Opportunities abound for Fort Campbell military family members, whether you’re looking to continue your career, further your education, or take part in giving back through volunteering in the local community.
Top area employment sectors include retail, manufacturing, health care, social services, and education. The Fort Campbell Career Center provides information and assistance for your employment search both on and off the installation.
For those looking to connect socially, you’ll find spouses’ groups, MOPS, entrepreneur groups and more, not to mention other events and groups off post.
More Fort Campbell Area Info
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5661 Screaming Eagle Blvd