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Town of Clayton

KC-59: First known as Smyrna Station, the Town of Clayton began when the railroad came to this area in the mid-1850’s. In 1860, the name was changed to honor Delawarean John M. Clayton, a former United States Secretary of State and strong advocate of the railroad. Incorporated on April 15, 1887. Clayton became one of […]

Old Sound Methodist Church

SC-92: In April, 1779, one of the state’s first Methodist societies was organized near this site by Reverend Freeborn Garrettson. On April 29, 1784, one acre of ground was purchased here for the erection of a “preaching house.” The church became known as Williams Chapel, in honor of brothers Arthur and Ezekiel Williams, founding members […]

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