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Clayton prides itself in being a family-friendly town, with the amenities a growing family needs and all the charm of a small historic Southern town. Walking down the sidewalks on Main Street, it’s easy to see the revitalization that has taken place and continues today. The street is full of restaurants, businesses and merchants that actively help the preservation, character and history of the downtown area. Jones Cafe, which opened in 1958 on Main Street, stays packed from breakfast through lunch. Locals swear by the hot dogs and burgers. The former Clayton High School now serves as the site for the Town Hall and the Clayton Center, which seats 600 for concerts and a variety of performing arts. Deep River Brewing Company took over the former textile manufacturing warehouse on West Main Street and now offers 12 brews.

When it’s time to get outdoors in Clayton, there are countless things to see and do. The town has several golf courses for you to tee it up. The five parks throughout town offer outdoor trails, playgrounds, ball fields and courts, and shelters to enjoy. Grab your bike and head to the greenway for an adventure or lace up the walking shoes for a beautiful walk along the trail. Even your four-legged buddy has a new dog park of almost three acres for endless free-play. But if you have baseball on the brain, Five County Stadium in Zebulon, about 18 miles away, is home to the Class A Carolina Mudcats.

New homes and sprawling new neighborhood construction bring more and more families to Clayton. Three of the largest pharmaceutical companies have manufacturing plants located in Johnston County and have assisted in the county's economic development. Clayton is very convenient to employers in the downtown Raleigh area and the Research Triangle Park with quick and easy access to interstate and highway roads.


The Town of Clayton was incorporated in 1869. In the early 1900s, Clayton was a major market for tobacco, cotton and watermelon. Three area cotton mills were the mainstay of jobs in the area until the early '60s as farming went on the decline. Clayton is the second largest town in Johnston County, which is the 10th largest county in the state.

Fun Facts

Clayton High School won the Six-Man Football State Championship in 1952. When 1989 rolled around, the football team won the State 2-A Championship.

Things to Do

The Clayton Harvest Festival happens in September on Main Street.

St. Ann Catholic Church hosts the International Food Festival.
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Property Address Details Price
2483 US 70 Property Photo
2483 Us 70
Smithfield, NC 27577
Zoning | 90.00 Acre(s)$2,000,000
1337 Cleveland Road Property Photo
1337 Cleveland Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
RAG Zoning | 103.23 Acre(s)$1,375,000
445 Motorcycle Road Property Photo
445 Motorcycle Road
Clayton, NC 27527
Beds: 3
Baths: 4 Total
SqFt: 5,855
0 NC 210 Highway Property Photo
0 Nc 210 Highway
Smithfield, NC 27577
R-20A Zoning | 32.88 Acre(s)$920,000
523 Rosewood Drive Property Photo
523 Rosewood Drive
Smithfield, NC 27577
Beds: 4
Baths: 5 Total
SqFt: 5,140
604 W Hood Street Property Photo
604 W Hood Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 Total
SqFt: 3,740
126 Autumn Drive Property Photo
126 Autumn Drive
Four Oaks, NC 27524
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 Total
SqFt: 1,407
301 N Bridge Street Property Photo
301 N Bridge Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
1 Story(s) | 0 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$400,000
58 Neuse Bluff Circle Property Photo
58 Neuse Bluff Circle
Clayton, NC 27527
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 Total
SqFt: 2,971
0 W Market Street Property Photo
0 W Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Zoning | 12.30 Acre(s)$344,000
0 Berkshire Road Property Photo
0 Berkshire Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
O & I Zoning | 3.17 Acre(s)$299,000
0 Wellons Street Property Photo
0 Wellons Street
Four Oaks, NC 27524
Zoning | 3.00 Acre(s)$299,000
 US 301 Highway Property Photo
Us 301 Highway
Selma, NC 27576
Zoning | 25.88 Acre(s)$265,000
208 S Second Street Property Photo
208 S Second Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 Total
SqFt: 3,240
208 S Second Street Property Photo
208 S Second Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
1 Story(s) | 0 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$250,000
1107 Hadel Place Property Photo
1107 Hadel Place
Knightdale, NC 27545
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 Total
SqFt: 1,439
140 Faison Road Property Photo
140 Faison Road
Princeton, NC 27569
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 Total
SqFt: 1,940
604 W Walnut Street Property Photo
604 W Walnut Street
Selma, NC 27576
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 Total
SqFt: 1,277
911 Powell Drive Property Photo
911 Powell Drive
Garner, NC 27529
Beds: 3
Baths: 1 Total
SqFt: 1,063
409 N Johnson Street Property Photo
409 N Johnson Street
Benson, NC 27504
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 Total
SqFt: 1,351
01 Berkshire Road Property Photo
01 Berkshire Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Zoning | 2.93 Acre(s)$179,000
601 E Market Street Property Photo
601 E Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
1 Story(s) | 1,408 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$175,000
177 Ryans Lane Property Photo
177 Ryans Lane
Clayton, NC 27520
Res Zoning | 4.41 Acre(s)$149,900
108 N Railroad Street Property Photo
108 N Railroad Street
Kenly, NC 27542
1 Story(s) | 0 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$130,000
106 Bridge Street #Lot #3 Property Photo
106 Bridge Street #lot #3
Smithfield, NC 27577
Zoning | 0.14 Acre(s)$95,000
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