Clayton is a town (not a city) located in Johnston County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Initially established as little more than an out-of-the-way settlement back in the late 18th century, Clayton would not see any substantial growth until the construction of rail lines through the area. With the growth of Raleigh after the end of the American Civil War, Clayton saw spurts of growth as well, and incorporation as a town came in 1869. Agriculture became a major economic staple during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, though cotton and tobacco were gone by the 1970’s, which saw the area emerge as a small regional industrial center. Construction of an interstate highway bypass through the town in the early 2000’s has sparked yet more growth, which the town still enjoys today.
Basic Facts About Clayton
- Current population: 16,100
- Current mayor: Jody McLeod
- Total area: 13.51 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.townofclaytonnc.org/
- Located in: Johnston County
- Founded in: 1869
- Zip codes: 27520, 27527
- Area codes: 919
Car Transport to Clayton Tips and Tricks
Clayton is a part of the Raleigh, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. Raleigh is the second-largest city in the state and anchors the second-largest metro area in North Carolina, which is great news for you since car transporters can run routes not only to and from major cities but also to multiple bedroom communities surrounding that city. Major metro areas are larger markets for transporters, as they can easily get from one customer to another in a single day – often within hours – which ends up saving them a lot of time and money in the long run. The town sits maybe 10-20 miles away from Raleigh, easily within driving distance for car shippers.
What really helps you find car transport to Clayton is the fact that an interstate bypass was built to connect the town to the rest of the Interstate Highway System servicing the Raleigh metro area. I-40 runs just west of the town, and I-95 sits a bit further southeast; this gives auto shippers multiple ways to get to and from Clayton, as carriers on I-40, I-95 and even I-85, which runs north of Raleigh, can quickly get to Clayton and the rest of the metro area. On the whole, this is going to help keep your pickup and delivery windows a bit shorter, as well as transit times, and you should also find prices more competitive in the long run.
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