What’s a Clachan?

Clachan Properties focuses on the acquisition, renovation and management of historic residential and commercial properties in Virginia and North Carolina.

Clachan (klăk’ən) n. 1. Scottish word for a hamlet or small village, generally containing a church. 2. a small cluster of cottages. [Earliest date 1459, from the Gaelic clach, a stone; Irish clochán, stepping stones. It is supposed that clachan, applied first to the standing stones raised by the Druids for religious purposes and regarded with superstitious awe, was later used to denote a graveyard, and then a village containing a church.]