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City Council

Ann Harvey
(803) 222-9414

Clover Schools

Robert Jackson
(803) 222-9503

Donnie Grice
(803) 222-2173


Martin B. Hall Jr.
(803) 222-9171

James H. Hayes Jr.
(803) 222-6894

Joe A. Smart
(803) 222-3624


Clover, South Carolina

Incorporated: Chartered in 1887

Size: About 2.4 square miles.

History: Clover officially began in the mid-1870s around the site of a 5,000 gallon water tank constructed to serve the steam engines of the Chester and Lenoir Railroad Narrow Gauge Railroad. Legend has it that water spilling over on to the ground caused patches of clover to spring up and the town was referred to first as Clover Patch.

Historic Sites: The Dr. E.W. Pressly House at the corner of Pressly and Kings Mountain streets is a two story Victorian home now, but used to be the one story cottage of the town’s third doctor.

Clover Presbyterian Church, located on the corner of Church and Kings Mountain streets, is the towns oldest congregation having been organized in 1881.

Old Clover Post Office was once one of the first six buildings marking Clover a town. Built by Josiah I. Gwinn in 1884, it was the first post office built in the town.

Clover Centennial Park is located on a corner downtown and was donated to the city to be used for a park in celebration of the town’s centennial in 1987.

Did you know? Clover was first settled by the descendants of the Scotch-Irish. In celebration of its heritage, Clover residents host an annual Feis Chlobhair, or A Clover Kinntra Festival the second week of June. Bagpipes play, haggis and cabers are tossed and everyone has a good time. Clover’s sister city in Northern Ireland is Larne Borough in County Antrim.

Population: 3,915

Tax rate: .98 x 4% of assessed value.

Town Offices

Town Hall, 114 Bethel St. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone: (803) 222-9495. E-mail: townhall@cloversc.org

Town Council meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Clover School District Administration Office, 604 Bethel St.

Trash Service
Trash pickup daily by the Streets and Sanitation Department, (803) 222-7700.


Pay water and sewer bills at City Hall, 114 Bethel St., (803) 222-9495.

Post Office

120 Bethel St., 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.


107 Knox St., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Phone: (803) 222-3474.


Clover Community Park:
Located at 256 Quinn Road. Features picnic shelter, playground, ballfields, horseshoe courts, walking trail, and basketball court.

American Thread Park: Located on U.S. 321. Features ballfield, playground and horseshoe court

Roosevelt Park: Located on Mobley Street. Features two basketball courts, picnic shelter, playground and ballfields.

Clover Schools

Bethany Elementary
337 Maynard Grayson, (803) 222-40933

Bethel Elementary
E. Hwy. 55, Lake Wylie, (803) 831-7816

Kinard Elementary
291 Pressly St. , (803) 222-3071

Griggs Road Elementary
100 Griggs Road, (803) 222-5777

Clover Middle School
320 Clinton Ave., (803) 222-9503

Clover Junior High
1555 E. Highway 55, (803) 222-4521

Clover High School
1625 E. Highway 55, (803) 222-4581

Last updated: 05/01/01

City Officials

Police Department
Legrande Guerry
(803) 222-9494

Fire Department
Chief: Mac McCarter
Dial 911 for emergencies

Town Clerk
(803) 222-9495

Clover Schools are great

Town Treasurer
Hilda Hopper

(803) 222-9495

Geoff Swanson

(803) 222-9493

Vance Stine

(803) 222-9468


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