Clinton as we know it today is the result of the dreams and hard work of generations of its residents. Starting with early settlers such as the Adairs, the Youngs and the Copelands, the community was spurred on by the dreams of William Plumer Jacobs and the entrepreneurial spirit of Mercer Silas Bailey and his descendants. The town has been through many changes, starting out as a rural crossroads and eventually developing into both a cultural and industrial center. Clinton continues to change, but the devotion and energy of its citizens ensure that it will remain a vital city for generations to come. Join local resident Nancy Griffith as she follows Clinton's ever-changing story and honors those who nurtured it.
About the Author
Nancy Griffith, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Dickinson College and Syracuse University. She has worked as a librarian for the past twenty-five years and developed an interest in local history while serving as director of the Regional Studies Center at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. While in Arkansas, she was on the board of the Independence County Historical Society and published numerous articles on county history. For the past ten years, she has been the head of Archives and Special Collections at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. Since moving to Clinton, she has published a photographic history of Presbyterian College and a history of the First Presbyterian Church.