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Clayton

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Gift & Specialty Shops · Forests
Clayton is a city in Rabun County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,019 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Rabun County and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains.HistoryThe area that would eventually become Clayton was called the Dividings because it sat at the intersection of three important Cherokee people trails. Explorer and naturalist William Bartram came through the Dividings in May 1775 while exploring what would later be organized as Rabun County. Much later, after Clayton had grown to include the Dividings, two of the old Cherokee trails were improved as the main roads for Clayton and the county: U.S. 23/441 and U.S. 76.Claytonsville was founded by European-American settlers in 1821 as the seat of Rabun County. In 1823, the town was incorporated and renamed Clayton. It was named after a prominent jurist and congressman, Judge Augustin S. Clayton, who served in both the Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate before being elected as a US Representative from Georgia, serving two terms from 1831–1835.
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Hidden gems in Clayton

Bartram Trail
Hiking Trail
Bartram Trail
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Chattahoochee National Forest ©
Forest
Chattahoochee National Forest
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Sliding Rock Cascade on Wildcat Creek ©
Geologic Formation
Sliding Rock Cascade on Wildcat Creek
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Moonrise Distillery ©
Distillery
Moonrise Distillery
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Clayton

Anna Ruby Falls ©
Waterfall
Anna Ruby Falls Helen
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Cades Cove ©
Wildlife Area
Cades Cove Great Smoky Mountains National Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Dry Falls ©
Waterfall
Dry Falls Highlands
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Mercier Orchards ©
Farm
Mercier Orchards Blue Ridge
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Noble Wine Cellar ©
Winery / Vineyard
Noble Wine Cellar
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Warwoman Dell Recreation Area ©
Wildlife Area
Warwoman Dell Recreation Area
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Blue Ridge  Toys ©
Character Experience
Blue Ridge Toys
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Amara Center ©
Spa
The Amara Center
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Clayton

Wander North Georgia ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Wander North Georgia
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Timpson Creek Gallery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Timpson Creek Gallery
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Clayton

Main Street Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Main Street Gallery
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Clayton

Rabun County Historical Society ©
Historic Site
Rabun County Historical Society
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

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