Clayton trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Clayton

Trip Planner USA  /  North Carolina  /  Clayton
Clayton is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, and considered a satellite town of Raleigh. As of 2010, Clayton's population was 16,116 people. Much of that growth can be attributed to the town's close proximity to the Research Triangle area and access to major highways such as I-40, U.S. 70, and NC 42.In 2006, construction began on the Highway 70 Clayton Bypass, a 10.5-mile stretch from Interstate 40 along the southern portion of Clayton to Highway 70 business in Smithfield. It was completed in June 2008.The Town Hall is located at 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton. The Town Hall complex is shared with The Clayton Center Auditorium and Conference Center.HistoryThe community which has grown into the Town of Clayton was built on a road cut by Governor Tryon’s troops around 1770 as they marched North from New Bern to Hillsborough against the Regulators. Nearly 100 years later the railroad came through and the community had its first name—Stallings’ Station, since the depot for the North Carolina Railroad was in the home of Mrs. Sarah Stallings. The name lasted only three years, however, before officially becoming Clayton. Incorporation followed in 1869.The new town was far from prosperous, and the Civil War made a depressed local economy even worse. Many long-time citizens moved away during that period.But, following the war, the railroad was extended and businesses began to pop up. Ashley Horne developed a successful farming and merchandising business to become one of the most successful merchants and manufacturers in all of North Carolina. Horne’s success inspired two other men, McCullers and Barbour, to open businesses that also did well, beginning an era of growth that lasted well into the next century. Some of the businesses that flourished during that time were lumber plants, a brick kiln, a cotton gin, a gristmill, a sawmill, tobacco warehouses, cotton mills and a turpentine distillery.
Add Clayton and other destinations to your itinerary using our United States travel app , and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Clayton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Clayton

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Clayton

4 days in Clayton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Clayton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Clayton & Savannah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, kids, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Clayton, Gettysburg & Mid Coast Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Atlanta, Clayton & Memphis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Clayton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Washington DC, Clayton & Atlanta BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Clayton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Clayton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans