North Carolina

Scenes from Clayton, SC The Town of Clayton was built on the road cut by Governor Tyrnn's troops as they moved from New Bern to Hillsborough against the Regulators around 1770. The community, first known as Stallings' Station, was a depot for the North Carolina Railroad in the home of Mrs. Sarah Stallings.
The first post office was located just southeast of the present site, under the name of Gulley's Store. On January 30, 1856, the name was officially changed to Clayton named for a senator from Delaware. The Town of Clayton was incorporated in 1869. Today it is a thriving suburb of Raleigh and the second largest town in Johnston County.
Clayton has a Council-Manager form of government consisting of a mayor and five council members whom are elected from the population at-large. The mayor serves a two year term and the council members serve staggered four-year terms. Clayton's Town Council meets on the first and third Monday of every month and all meetings are open to the public. Appointed boards made up of residents who volunteer their time and expertise meet as required. These include: Board of Adjustment, Planning Board, Downtown Development Association and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. The Neuse Golf Club

Statistics & Facts
The population of Clayton is approximately 4,756 (1990).
Clayton is located in Johnston County, NC.
The approximate number of families is 2,018 (1990).
The amount of land area in Clayton is 10.701 sq. kilometers.
The distance Raligh, North Carolina; the state capital is 16 miles. (as the crow flies)
Clayton is positioned 35.64 degrees north of the equator and 78.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Government and Local Information
Johnston County
PO Box 1049
Smithfield, NC 27577

Clayton Town Hall
231 East Second Street
Clayton NC 27520

Clayton Fire Dept

Clayton, NC 27520

Johnston County Sheriff's Office
120 S Third Street
Smithfield, NC 27577

Johnston County School District
2320 HWY 70 East
Smithfield, NC 27577

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