Clayton is a perfect small town nestled in the heart of North Carolina. Clayton offers what every good family raising destination should, good quality living with a small town atmosphere and wonderful neighbors. Clayton is only a few short miles from downtown Raleigh and the industrial and educational centers of the state, defining its great opportunity to raise a family. Clayton is quickly turning from small town to developing landscape, because of its beauty and untouched nature of the surrounding area, developers are taking special care to maintain the charm of the small town. The location also makes its developing public school system a top notch program, quickly growing and developing.
Clayton is still part of the old south and the atmosphere matches it accordingly, along side the new businesses and developments lies old memories of turn of the century stops for developers. The town is a tribute to the past and the future alike and a great place to settle down and live in central North Carolina.
The Town was built on a road cut blazed by Governor Tyron's troops around 1770 as they marched North from New Bern to Hillsborough against the Regulators. Nearly 100 years later a railroad depot was established in the home of Mrs. Sarah Stallings (Stallings' Station). Clayton was later incorporated in 1869.
By the early 1900's, Clayton had become a major market for cotton, watermelons and tobacco, Raleigh Evening Times wrote that there was "more money per capita in Clayton than any city its size in the world".
Today, commercial development along US 70 through town has changed the face of Clayton in recent years with thriving retail and service sectors. Although, downtown Clayton still boasts quaint specialty and coffee shops, furniture stores and more than a dozen personal care businesses.
Learn more at http://www.townofclaytonnc.org/Default.aspx
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