The charming village is Clayville is the smallest town in Rhode Island, home to just 300 residents, yet what Clayville lacks in population, it makes up for in old-fashioned New England charm and beauty.
The 81-acre Clayville Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The historic district displays Greek Revival and late Victorian architecture. These influences can be seen in many industrial buildings and stores that have been well preserved.
For parents wishing to enroll their children in school, the Clayville Elementary School located on George Washington Highway provides education in grades K-5. The ratio of 13 students to one teacher helps the children get a more personalized, one-on-one learning experience.
The climate in Clayville is that of a typical New England town.
The scenic Swamp Meadow covered bridge is favorite spot for picture-taking. The vintage "Rates of Toll" sign still posted there gives old-time rates of passage for foot traffic, sleighs, wagons, mules, horseback, and other modes of transport.
As is true of many small town residents, many people commute for work. Providence, Rhode Island is just under a half an hour drive from Clayville. Warwick, Rhode Island is just 33 minutes away.
What Clayville lacks in population, it makes up for in old-fashioned New England charm and beauty.