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Welcome to Cayton ...

Cayton is located in Shasta County<1>.

Cayton was established in 1884.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Cayton: Named after William Cayton.

Cayton is 3,080 feet [939 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Cayton is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Cayton lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cayton is within the (530) area code.

Communities Also Named Cayton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Cayton - it's located in North Carolina.

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

Communities near Cayton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cayton.

  • Dana
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
    • Dana is located in Shasta County
  • Alfa ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Alfa. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfa
    • Alfa is located in Shasta County
  • Glenburn
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenburn
    • Glenburn is located in Shasta County
    • Former names for Glenburn:
    • Burgettville
    • Swasey
  • Cassel
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Johnson Park
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Park
    • Johnson Park is located in Shasta County
  • Fall River Mills
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Burney
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • McArthur
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Big Bend
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Bend
    • Big Bend is located in Shasta County
    • Former names for Big Bend:
    • Elena
    • Henderson
    • Indian Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Bend <4>
  • Hatchet Mountain ‑ Historic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hatchet Mountain. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatchet Mountain
    • Hatchet Mountain is located in Shasta County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cayton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cayton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cayton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cayton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cayton. See our Newspapers Page for Cayton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cayton ...

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

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Cayton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Cayton.

Adding Cayton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cayton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cayton was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cayton.

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

The official website for Shasta County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Shasta, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cayton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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