Clinton, SC lies between Greenville and the state Capitol, Columbia. It is home to Presbyterian College, a private, 4-year college founded in 1880. The remote location is historic, as Clinton pre-dates the American Revolution. The 240 acre campus lies to the west of Sumpter National Forest, a 370,000 acre forest preserve named for a Revolutionary war hero Thomas Sumpter. Presbyterian College’s campus is sprawling, including much open space; and five buildings on Presbyterian College’s campus (Laurens Hall, Jacobs Hall, the President’s House, Neville Hall, and the campus bell tower) are part of the Thornwell-Presbyterian College Historic District, a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among many notable alumni in scholarly and athletic fields is the president of HGTV, Jim Samples.