Founded in 1917 by Rufus Sadler, Sr. and William Owens, Sadler Owens Pharmacy was located in the building that is now Adair's Mens Shop.  After the opening of the pharmacy, Rufus Sadler, Sr. went off to serve in the Army during World War I.  Upon returning, Owens sold his share in the store and it became known as "Sadler's."  The store was relocated to where Royal Academy Cosmetology School currently resides and remained open during the Great Depression.  Years later, the pharmacy relocated to 110 Musgrove Street.

Rufus Sadler, Jr. began working in the store during the 1930's and 1940's while attending Clinton High School.  He went on to attend the Naval Academy before returning to Clinton to begin running the pharmacy due to his father's illness.  During this time he was commuting to Columbia from Clinton to attend pharmacy school in addition to taking care of the pharmacy's operations.

In 1969, the store moved to its current location on South Broad Street, and because it strictly sold medicine its name was changed to Sadler Apothecary.  In 1987, Rufus' son-in-law, Walter M. Hughes, Jr. joined the business and the name was changed to Sadler Hughes Apothecary.

For over 95 years, Sadler Hughes Apothecary has been serving the Clinton community, providing the highest level of personalized service to all customers.

We look forward to serving you!!


Community Service

Sadler Hughes Apothecary is commited to the local community as can be seen through our support of local organizations and participation in many local events and fundraisers.


Some of the Organizations We are Proud to Support:buildingLarge

 - Flight of the Dove (Hospice)
 - Hospice of Laurens County
 - Open Door
 - Boy Scout Troop 174 of Clinton
 - American Legion
 - Carpenters for Christ
 - Relay for Life
 - Girl Scouts
 - Rotary Club
 - United Way
 - Senior Options
 - DKMS (Leukemia and Lymphoma)
 - Clinton Coalition for Youth Empowerment & Education
 - Safe Home
 - Whitten Center Parents Club
 - United Ministries
 - YMCA of Clinton
 - Gideon International
 - Bell Street Middle School Science Olymiad Team


Volunteer Efforts:

 - Fight of the Dove
 - Good Shepherd Clinic
 - DKMS (#1 in the Nation for registration of new bone marrow donors in 2010 and 2012)
 - Clinton Coalition for Youth Empowerment & Education
 - Meals on Wheels
 - DKMS Light the Night