Clayton is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States, and is viewed as a satellite town of Raleigh. Starting at 2010, Clayton’s populace was 16,116, up from 6,973 at the 2000 evaluation. By 2019 the town’s assessed populace was 24,887.Much of that development can be credited to the town’s nearness to the Research Triangle region and admittance to significant roadways, for example, I-40 and US 70.

The people group which has developed into the town of Clayton was based on a street cut by Governor Tryon’s soldiers around 1770 as they walked northwest from New Bern to Hillsborough against the Regulators. Almost 100 years after the fact the railroad came through and the network had its first name—Stallings’ Station, since the warehouse for the North Carolina Railroad was in the home of Mrs. Sarah Stallings. The name endured just three years, nonetheless, before formally turning out to be Clayton. Fuse continued in 1869.

The new town was a long way from prosperous, and the Civil War made a discouraged nearby economy far more atrocious. Some long-term residents moved away during that period.

Following the war, the railroad was stretched out and organizations started to spring up. Ashley Horne built up an effective cultivating and promoting business to get one of the best traders and producers in all of North Carolina. Horne’s prosperity propelled two other men, McCullers and Barbour, to start organizations that likewise progressed nicely, starting a time of development that kept going great into the following century. A portion of the organizations that thrived during that time were blunder plants, a block furnace, a cotton gin, a gristmill, a sawmill, tobacco stockrooms, cotton factories and a turpentine refinery.

By the mid 1900s, the town had become a significant market for cotton, watermelons and tobacco. In 1907, the Evening Times of close by Raleigh composed that there was “more cash per capita in Clayton than any city its size in the world.”

Lamentably, the town lost its money related greatness during the 1930s with the beginning of the Great Depression, and its populace developed gradually for the following forty years. The three nearby cotton factories kept on being a significant cause of occupations during that time, with 1,000 representatives, however the neighborhood economy was unobtrusive and cotton was soon on out. By the mid 1960s the factories were proceeded to cotton was not, at this point a major part in the neighborhood economy. However, the tobacco business was clamoring and the populace shot up for some time prior to settling down as cultivating turned out to be less and less productive.

The state started to change during the 1970s. A mechanical base started coming to fruition and private development was expanding in the Raleigh territory close by. Clayton’s labor force adjusted, moving to a more help/exchanges situated economy, and the town started to develop by and by. By 1980, the populace had developed to 4,091 and to 4,756 by 1990. The populace at that point leaped to 6,973 in the 2000 enumeration. Today, producers like Caterpillar and bio-drug organizations like Grifols (once in the past Talecris) and Novo Nordisk are huge neighborhood bosses. In 2010, the populace had expanded to 16,116.

The Clayton Banking Company Building, Clayton Graded School and Clayton Grammar School-Municipal Auditorium, Clayton Historic District, Cleveland School, Ellington-Ellis Farm, Walter R. also, Eliza Smith Moore House, Sanders-Hairr House, and Stallings-Carpenter House are recorded on the National Register of Historic Places.