The charming community of Clover, located in northwestern York County, offers an excellent quality of life in a perfect small-town setting. Clover is centrally located 25 miles from Charlotte and 15 miles from Gastonia in North Carolina, 20 miles from Rock Hill and 10 miles from York and Lake Wylie in South Carolina.
The community is one rich in history. In the 1700’s, Catawba and Cherokee Indians called the Clover area “home,” followed in the mid-eighteenth century by Scotch-Irish immigrants. The Battle of King’s Mountain, considered by many historians the turning point of the American Revolutionary War, took place only a few miles away. Nearby historic Bethel Presbyterian Church’s cemetery is resting place, not only for American Patriots, but for British soldiers as well.
Clover was incorporated in 1887 as a railroad stopover, and was originally called “Cloverpatch,” because water from the railroad water tanks encouraged a thriving, emerald carpet of clover. Clover soon became a textile town, and by 1900, boasted three textile mills within the town limits. Today, the textile mills have been replaced by manufacturing plants, as well as other industries. As in the early years of the community, agriculture and farming remain important to the economy, with large farms dotting the gently rolling landscape.
Area residents and visitors enjoy Clover’s downtown. There are quaint shops and restaurants, and at the center of town is the impressive Larne Building, which serves as a community meeting and events center. Beautiful churches serve a multi-denominational faith community.
Leisure and recreational activities are also not far away. Both the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the Carolina beaches to the east are within easy driving distance. Nearby Lake Wylie; Paramount’s Carowinds Amusement Park; the York County Cultural & Heritage Museums, including Historic Brattonsville; and King’s Mountain National and State Parks are just a few of the major attractions. Sports enthusiasts find most sports, including boating, fishing, golf, tennis, football, basketball, and baseball, close by. Within Clover’s town limits, there are two parks for the public to enjoy—Clover Community Park and Roosevelt Park. A community recreation program offers youth sports programs throughout the year.