Introduction to Clanton, Alabama
Present day Clanton was originally called Goose Pond. In 1870, the town was established and named after Confederate Brig. General James Holt Clanton, who fought during the American Civil War. The area was originally served by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. It became the county seat of Chilton County in 1870, when the courthouse in Grantville was burned down.
Clanton and nearby Attractions
- Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
- Sehoya Golf Club
- Durbin Farms Market
- The Water Course
- Confederate Memorial Park
- Winery on Main
Things To Do In Clanton
One can enjoys the scenic views of the hilly golf course of Sehoya. The Durbin Farm Markets provide fresh farm products, specializing in peaches. The city organizes a Peach Festival in the month of June. Fishing on the River Coosa is also a major pastime in this area. The Water Course is a learning centre, with high tech and user friendly exhibits. Clanton is also famous for the giant peach shaped water tower. There is also a Winery where visitors can taste exotic wines.
The nearest airport to board a flight is Montgomery Regional Airport.
Clanton Higher Education
University of Montevallo, Community College of the Air Force, and Faulkner University are nearby.