Clover is a town in York County, South Carolina, United States located in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan area. As of July 2009, the population was at 5,158 within the town limits. Clover is twinned with the Northern Irish town of Larne, located on the East Coast of County Antrim.
Clover was founded in the late 19th century, in the vicinity of an earlier settlement called New Centre, which waned during the Civil War. Prior to Clover's founding, Bethany and Bethel, communities located a few miles west and east, respectively, were primary population centers in northern York District, with well-established Presbyterian churches, post offices and stores.
The pivotal American Revolutionary War battle of Kings Mountain occurred about approximately eight miles to the west on October 7, 1780.