Welcome to Clyde nestled in Haywood County, home of the Great Smoky Mountains. Haywood County is also home of the Folkmoot International Festival, one of the top school systems in the state, and a lower than average cost of living.
Haywood County, and Clyde in particular, has the distinction of being “away from it all” but without the isolation usually associated with mountain living. Asheville, with its regional airport, is only 40 minutes away. I-40 provides excellent access from Knoxville, Tennessee, through Clyde, and on to the Raleigh-Durham area.
Two industrial parks have been developed just north of the Canton/Clyde area. The newest industry to join the park is Echlin, Incorporated, a world-class supplier of automotive replacement parts. Echlin will employ 150 people initially at the new plant opening later this year in the Beaverdam Industrial Park with a prospective employment of 350 jobs in three years.
The Clyde Town Board is composed of four aldermen and the mayor. A town administrator oversees day-to-day operations of the town.
Clyde is within easy access of several golf courses. Hiking and nature trails and superior trout and bass fishing are a part of the nearby National Forest. Also nearby are the nation’s two most visited national parks: Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway. Located near Clyde at Maggie Valley are the Cataloochee Ski Slopes with facilites for all classes of skiers. Camping and outdoor living are at their best in the forests and campgrounds in Haywood County. There are many public and private campgrounds for the outdoorsman.