Clarkton is a town in Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 837 at the 2010 census.
The Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church, John Hector Clark House, and Clarkton Depot are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Clarkton is located at 34°29′22″N 78°39′24″W (34.489425, -78.656804), at the crossroads of North Carolina Highway 211 and U.S. Route 701, 11 miles (18 km) south of Elizabethtown and the Cape Fear River. The closest town to Clarkton is Bladenboro, 8 miles (13 km) to the west on NC 211. Another important transit route that enters Clarkton is the CSX Railroad, that parallels North and South Railroad Streets through the town.
The most noticeable landmark in this town is the beautiful red brick Clarkton Presbyterian Church on College Street. Frequent visitors to this town also find the Clarkton School of Discovery to be an important landmark in this town. It is located approximately half a mile to the north of Clarkton Presbyterian Church on US Business Route 701.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2), of which 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.57%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 705 people, 285 households, and 176 families residing in the town. The population density was 630.1 people per square mile (243.0/km²). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 286.9 per square mile (110.7/km²).