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City of Clinton

M.S. Bailey Municipal Center 211 North Broad St., Suite A Clinton, SC 29325

Clinton's history can be traced back to the arrival of Scottish Irish immigrants two decades before the American Revolution. The city was officially incorporated in 1852 and was named in honor of Henry Clinton Young, a lawyer from Laurensville who played a key role in designing the city's first streets. Today, Clinton is the second-largest city in Laurens County, boasting a population of 7,694 residents. The city is governed by a City Manager/Council form of government.

Before 1852, the area that is now the City of Clinton was known as Five Points due to its location at the crossroads of four major roads and the railroad. With the expansion of the railroad, the city grew, leading to the development of more land around the railroad. This growth also led to the establishment of the First Presbyterian Church in 1855, which is now home to Presbyterian College.

Clinton is renowned for its well-preserved historic buildings, many of which showcase architectural features from the period spanning 1875 to the 1930s. Since 1984, the City of Clinton has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with notable locations including the Clinton Commercial Historic District, Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church, and Thornwell-Presbyterian College Historic District.

The City of Clinton possesses valuable land and a skilled workforce, making it an attractive location for industrial growth, particularly in advanced manufacturing, food, and logistics sectors. Despite its small-town charm, Clinton offers a unique lifestyle experience, as reflected in its motto, "visit for the experience - stay for the lifestyle." Residents of the community have diverse stories about how they ended up there, but the appeal of small-town living is what keeps them rooted. Inquiring around will reveal why many people choose to make Clinton their home.



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