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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Clayton.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Clayton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Clayton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Clayton to:

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Clayton to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,572 miles [10,576.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Clayton ...

We have found 52 communities that share the name Clayton.

While the name Clayton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 48 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Clayton, we know of 4 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 CaliforniaKansasNew MexicoTennessee
 ConnecticutLouisianaNew YorkTexas
 DelawareMarylandNorth CarolinaUtah
 FloridaMassachusettsOhioWashington
 GeorgiaMichiganOklahomaWest Virginia
 IdahoMinnesotaOntarioWisconsin
 IllinoisMississippiPennsylvaniaWyoming
 IndianaMissouriSouth Carolina 

Arkansas

Nevada County

Our profile page for Clayton, Nevada County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the West Northwest

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Clayton, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,094 miles [3,370 km] to the West Northwest

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Clayton, Los Angeles County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,885 miles [3,033.6 km] to the West Northwest

Placer County

Our profile page for Clayton, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Clayton, Hartford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Hartford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Clayton, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the Northeast

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Clayton, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Clayton, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Rabun County

Our profile page for Clayton, Rabun County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the North Northeast

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Idaho

Custer County

Our profile page for Clayton, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,777 miles [2,859.8 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Clayton, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Hendricks County

Our profile page for Clayton, Hendricks County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Clayton County

Our profile page for Clayton, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Decatur County

Our profile page for Clayton, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the Northwest

Riley County

Our profile page for Clayton, Riley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Riley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Clayton, Concordia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the West

Union Parish

Our profile page for Clayton, Union Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Clayton, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Clayton, Berkshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Clayton, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Faribault County

Our profile page for Clayton, Faribault County
This community is historic.
Although located in Faribault County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Tunica County

Our profile page for Clayton, Tunica County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Clayton, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the North Northwest

Vernon County

Our profile page for Clayton, Vernon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Vernon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Clayton, Gloucester County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Gloucester County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Clayton, Colfax County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Union County

Our profile page for Clayton, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Clayton, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Clayton, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Clayton, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North

Miami County

Our profile page for Clayton, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the North

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Clayton, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Payne County

Our profile page for Clayton, Payne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Payne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pushmataha County

Our profile page for Clayton, Pushmataha County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Clayton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Clayton, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Clayton, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the Northeast

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Clayton, Spartanburg County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Spartanburg County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Hutchinson County

Our profile page for Clayton, Hutchinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Obion County

Our profile page for Clayton, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Clayton, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Panola County

Our profile page for Clayton, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Clayton, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,582 miles [2,546 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Clayton, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,009 miles [3,233.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Summers County

Our profile page for Clayton, Summers County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Crawford County

Our profile page for Clayton, Crawford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Polk County

Our profile page for Clayton, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for Clayton, Converse County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,341 miles [2,158.1 km] to the Northwest

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,569 miles [15,399.8 km] to the West Southwest

England

- Bradford   [Map]

Distance: About 4,225 miles [6,799.5 km] to the Northeast

- Doncaster   [Map]

Distance: About 4,249 miles [6,838.1 km] to the Northeast

- Mid Sussex   [Map]

Distance: About 4,350 miles [7,000.6 km] to the Northeast

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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.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Clayton. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Clayton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.773 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.017 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.118 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Clayton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Clayton.



 
 
 

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