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A small town just west of Canton, Clyde is home to several of the county’s most interesting historic sites. It also features the second largest number of quilt blocks on the Haywood County Quilt Trails, an initiative that features quilt patterns throughout the county.

  • The Shook Museum – Located in the Shook-Smathers House, which was named the “oldest frame house west of the Blue Ridge” by Preservation North Carolina, this unique 200-year-old historic house is open to the public for tours.
  • 9/11 Memorial – Located in front of the Clyde Volunteer Fire Department, the centerpiece of this memorial consists of two steel beams, which were recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center.
  • Haywood Community College – This college campus features an 83-acre public arboretum, which features more than 100 species of trees, shrubs and ground covers, as well as a 1-acre rhododendron garden, a fruit tree orchard and a nature trail. There is also a mill pond and a working gristmill that was constructed by students.
  • Ferguson’s Trout Farm – A fully stocked catch and release pond, both beginners and experts can test their skills, with the support and instruction of trained fisherman nearby.

Quaint, charming and full of stories, Clyde is the perfect place to stop in, relax and soak in the natural beauty of the mountains of North Carolina.

About Clyde, NC

  • The county hospital, Haywood Regional Medical Center, is located in Clyde.
  • Bishop Francis Asbury, a traveling preacher who helped establish Methodism in the United States, spent time at the Shook House.
  • The Haywood County Quilt Trails is a project that aims to engage the community with quilt patterns that are painted on pre-built wooden squares around the county. Each quilt block features a unique design and story.

History Fun Fact

  • Clyde is home to the Shook Museum at the Shook-Smathers House, considered to be one of the oldest homes still standing in the county. Built in 1795, the Shook-Smathers House was called the “oldest frame house west of the Blue Ridge” by Preservation North Carolina and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

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