City Directories and History: Clio was named for the muse of history. It had formerly been called Ivey’s Crossroads and Hawleyville for early merchants. William Rogers, a man from the North as Hawley was, followed him in business at the crossroad site and it is said to have been he who named the village Clio. Mr. Rogers was the maternal grandfather of Governor Thomas G. McLeod. There is little doubt that from the earliest period there has been a river crossing at this point. Nearby was one of the earliest Baptist congregations, later dissolved into churches on both sides of die Pee Dee River.
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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