Clyde, NC – The 50 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

Clyde is a nice small town.  The downtown has two blocks of buildings that form a “T”.  Carolina Blvd/Hwy 19 runs through town.  The town has installed new brick sidewalks and planters with bushes and trees.  The town has acquired a 50 mm anti-aircraft gun, it is located on the corner of Main & Depot Streets.  The anti-aircraft gun is dedicated to the veterans who gave their lives in World War 1 & 2, Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War.  The gun is on the town seal.

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50 mm anti-aircraft gun on the Clyde town seal

Clyde is a town in Haywood County and is 25 miles west of Asheville. Clyde Township was formed in 1877. At first it was called Lower Pigeon, later the township was named Clyde.  The first train pulled into town in 1883 and Clyde was incorporated in 1889.

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MUNICIPAL BUILDING

Lil’s Flowers have roses, flowers, plants and gifts. 88 Main St 

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Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – family owned business that was established 1990.   The website says they are a real military surplus.  82 Main St.

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WNC Firearms & Training – 81 Main St,

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Clyde Florist floral arrangements and gifts. 105 Depot Street

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Waylen’s clothes – Depot Street next to the florist

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HAIR SALON & PET GROOMING

There is a Museum it is housed in the historic Shook-Smathers house. The house dates back to between 1810 and 1820. It is the oldest frame structure still standing in Haywood County. 178 Morgan Street, Clyde