Upcoming Events

Every 2nd Tuesday

EVERY SECOND TUESDAY @ 6PM, the Clayton Historical Association group meets the Hometowne Realty conference room on Main Street in Downtown Clayton. Topics may vary as we do not have any upcoming events. Please feel free to visit and help us identify photographs, assist with displays or help us with a membership drive. If you […]

A Soldier’s March Home – Monday, May 18, 2015

26-year-old Civil War re-enactor Philip Brown will walk the 166 miles from New Bern to Durham, re-tracing Washington Duke’s walk home at the end of the Civil War. His journey through Clayton begins at the Civil War-era Compton House at 6:45 PM Monday and proceeds to Town Square where a celebration with Town officials will be held and he’ll camp […]

A Living History “Flag of Truce” Negotiation for Raleigh

A Living History “Flag of Truce” Negotiation for Raleigh This event commemorates the “Flag of Truce” meeting between Governor David L. Swain and William A. Graham with General William T. Sherman in Clayton on April 12, 1865. There will be musicians, storytellers, crafts, dancers and small reenactments of the life during the civil war. In […]

Honoring Our Active Duty & Veterans

The Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library would like to honor active duty & veterans with an exhibit beginning in 2015. We are asking for any type of photo, in B&W or color. Each submission should be labeled for 1) Name or Family 2) Rank 3) Branch 4) Years of Service. A book of the submissions will be […]

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Clayton’s History

The Virginia Lee Satterfield local History Room is an ongoing historical collection of the Clayton area homes, businesses and family heritage. Any historical documents or pictures you have may be copied and added to our collection. To visit the History Room, please call (919) 553-5542 x4 and make an appointment with the historian, Pam Baumgartner.
Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library
100 S Church St,
Clayton, NC 27520