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Looking for a place to start a family?  To retire?

Look no further than the Town of Clayton.  We are the Premier Community for Active Families!  Great small town feel, excellent schools, beautiful parks and tons of activities and great downtown events

The historic and charming Town of Clayton is conveniently located in western Johnston County, just 20 minutes or so from Raleigh, an ideal commute from the state capital. For families searching for a small, close knit community to raise children with great schools and active church life, Clayton is a wonderful choice. Or maybe your life's dream is to become a small-business owner -- the downtown continues to thrive and draw shoppers from surrounding communities.

The Town of Clayton has a long and distinguished history.  From our humble beginnings in the 1700's to being incorporated as Clayton, we have grown by leaps and bounds!

To begin your home search, check out our business directory for local real estate agents who can assist with your search.

If you are looking for a job, NC Works has a location right here in town to help with that search.  You can look for a job at their center or online anytime!  They offer lots of different FREE services to assist you in your job search!

We have tons of great schools, click here to find out more about the Johnston County schools.

There are sooo many great reasons to move into our area that even the great Terry Bradshaw brags about our area!

Let's keep the good things coming about our wonderful town!  Check out local and area golf courses!  Our Community Center has loads of things for people of all ages to take part in….from art classes to basketball games to after school programs!  Downtown Clayton is full of wonderful, quaint places to shop as well as superb dining establishments.  There are so many regular events that take place in downtown that you need to check them out here.  For the art lover in your family we have an outstanding display of sculptures on our Downtown Sculpture Trail.  Let’s not forget the avid reader in your family.  We have our own library with its own unique history.  Some fun things to do in and around Clayton can always be found.... family funthings to do, and fun things to do with kids.  With so many things to do and see in our area, why would you go anywhere else?

To start any service in our area…..

Please visit our Utilities page to start your electric, water, and trash.

For newspapers you have a choice of Clayton News-Star  (our local newspaper) or the News & Observer (based in Raleigh) to start your newspaper.

Latest News
  • Due to the recent ice storm, the Town of Clayton has extended its premier loose leaf collection for one more week. We normally end the season collection on February 1st - but the suction truck wil...

  • This weekend’s winter storm hit the Town of Clayton hard – downing hundreds of limbs all over Town. Here's what you need to know:  We WILL be picking up your storm debris. You will NOT be ch...

  • The Clayton Wedding Expo is back on! The 2016 Clayton Wedding Expo has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Clayton Center. Just as originally planned, brides-to-be...

  • The Clayton Downtown Development Association honored outstanding businesses, volunteers and other downtown supporters who made a difference in the heart of our town at the 2015 CDDA Annual Awards ...

  • All Town of Clayton facilities will be  closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That includes The Clayton Center, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, the Clayton Community Center ...

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