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Welcome to Clayton ...

The village of Clayton is located in Adams County<1>.


The location of Clayton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


The pronunciation of Clayton: KLAY-tuhn<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Clayton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clayton has a population of 672 people<4> (see below for details).

Clayton is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Clayton is within the boundaries of the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Clayton: 62324<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clayton had an population of 672 people. This is a decrease of 5.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clayton had a population of 709 people. This makes Clayton the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 709 people, the population of Clayton decreased 21.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 904 people).

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

Communities Also Named Clayton ...

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

  • Mount Sterling
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Camp Point
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Point
    • Camp Point is located in Adams County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,080 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Point <7>
  • Mendon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Golden
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
    • Golden is located in Adams County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 611 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden <7>
  • Augusta
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Augusta
    • Augusta is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 534 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Augusta <7>
  • Liberty
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty is located in Adams County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty <7>
  • Plymouth
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 459 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth <7>
  • Versailles
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Versailles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Versailles
    • Versailles is located in Brown County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 453 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Versailles <7>
  • Bowen
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowen
    • Bowen is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowen <7>
  • Loraine
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loraine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loraine
    • Loraine is located in Adams County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loraine <7>

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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Clayton was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Clayton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Clayton.

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 Adams County: www.co.adams.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Adams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Clayton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clayton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clayton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 village (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).
<7>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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