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Clayton, Alabama

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Welcome to Clayton ...

The town of Clayton is located in Barbour County and is the County Seat for Barbour County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Clayton has a population of 2,925 people<1> (see below for details).

Clayton is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Clayton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Clayton (for example, toward Georgetown (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Clayton lies within the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Clayton: 36016<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clayton had a population of 3,008 people (which is 10.96% of the total population of Barbour County). This makes Clayton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Clayton represents 0.06% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 136th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,008 people, the population of Clayton increased 103.93% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,475 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Clayton had an population of 2,925 people. This is a decrease of 2.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 98.31% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clayton.

Communities near Clayton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2015
Baker Hill   [Map]   265   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   92   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clio   [Map]   1,529   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Comer   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,596   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Louisville   [Map]   487   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Clayton.

Communities Also Named Clayton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 48 communities that are also named Clayton - they are located in Arkansas, California (3), Connecticut (2), Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clayton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clayton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clayton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clayton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Clayton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clayton ...

Looking for more information about Clayton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clayton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Clayton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Clayton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clayton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clayton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clayton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Clayton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clayton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Clayton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clayton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clayton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clayton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clayton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8814, Longitude: -85.4522     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clayton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Clayton.


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