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Welcome to Clayton ...

The city of Clayton is located in Rabun County<1> and is the County Seat for Rabun County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clayton has a population of 2,083 people<2> (see below for details).

Clayton was established in 1823.

The community of Clayton is 1,920 feet [585 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Clayton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Clayton: (706) and (762)<4>

The ZIP code for Clayton: 30525<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clayton had an population of 2,083 people. This is an increase of 1.76% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clayton had a population of 2,047 people (which is 12.58% of the total population of Rabun County). This makes Clayton the county's most populous community.

The population of Clayton represents 0.02% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 222nd most populous community.

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

Adding Clayton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Clayton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Clayton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Clayton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Clayton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 48 communities that are also named Clayton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (3), Connecticut (2), Delaware, Florida, 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.

Communities near Clayton ...

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

  • Clarkesville [Habersham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkesville
    • Clarkesville [Habersham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,843 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkesville<7>
  • Highlands [Jackson County]
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    • Highlands [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 984 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highlands
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highlands<7>
  • Dillard [Rabun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillard
    • Dillard [Rabun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillard<7>
  • Sky Valley [Rabun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sky Valley
    • Sky Valley [Rabun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sky Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sky Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sky Valley<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tallulah Falls [Habersham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallulah Falls
      • Tallulah Falls [Habersham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallulah Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallulah Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallulah Falls<7>
    • Antioch [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Rabun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Wiley [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiley
      • Wiley [Rabun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiley<7>
    • Lakemont [Rabun County]
    • Scaly Mountain [Macon County]
    • Battle Creek [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battle Creek
      • Battle Creek [Oconee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Creek

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 Clayton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clayton.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clayton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clayton. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clayton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clayton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Rabun, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clayton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clayton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>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 city (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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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, 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 ClaytonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8783, Longitude: -83.3994    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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