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Our Genealogy Helper for Clayton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Clayton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Clayton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Parishes/Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring parishes/counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next parish to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring parishes/counties instead of the parish in which they lived:  their home parish contained property and probate records; the parish to the west contained birth and death records; the parish to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring parishes/counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Clayton is located in Concordia Parish.

To see how the shape of Louisiana's parishes have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Concordia Parish: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Pointe Coupee, Tensas, West Feliciana, Adams (MS) & Wilkinson (MS).

Below are the parishes/counties that are near Clayton. For each of these parishes/counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Clayton:

  • Concordia Parish     (The home parish of Clayton)
    • Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferriday
      • Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,188 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferriday<3>
    • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Ferriday
      • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Ferriday
    • Dunbarton [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbarton
      • Dunbarton [Concordia Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbarton
    • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgecrest
      • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 585 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
    • Vidalia [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidalia
      • Vidalia [Concordia Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,667 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidalia<3>
    • Athlone [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athlone
      • Athlone [Concordia Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athlone
    • Wildsville [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildsville
      • Wildsville [Concordia Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildsville<3>
    • Monterey [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Concordia Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
    • Armagh [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armagh
      • Armagh [Concordia Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armagh
    • Acme [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Concordia Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Acme<3>
  • Caldwell Parish
    • Grayson [Caldwell Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayson
      • Grayson [Caldwell Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 509 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grayson<3>
  • Catahoula Parish
    • Wildwood [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Catahoula Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sicily Island
      • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sicily Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sicily Island
    • Harrisonburg [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonburg
      • Harrisonburg [Catahoula Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<3>
    • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,950 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<3>
    • Parhams [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parhams
      • Parhams [Catahoula Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parhams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parhams
    • Enterprise [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Catahoula Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
    • Aimwell [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aimwell
      • Aimwell [Catahoula Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aimwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aimwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aimwell<3>
    • Rhinehart [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhinehart
      • Rhinehart [Catahoula Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhinehart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhinehart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhinehart<3>
    • Rosefield [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosefield
      • Rosefield [Catahoula Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosefield
  • Franklin Parish
    • Elam [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elam
      • Elam [Franklin Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elam
    • Wisner [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisner
      • Wisner [Franklin Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wisner<3>
    • Gilbert [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Franklin Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 549 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
    • Jigger [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jigger
      • Jigger [Franklin Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jigger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jigger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jigger<3>
    • Chase [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase
      • Chase [Franklin Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chase<3>
    • Fort Necessity [Franklin Parish]
    • Winnsboro [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro
      • Winnsboro [Franklin Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<3>
    • Crowville [Franklin Parish]
    • Baskin [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baskin
      • Baskin [Franklin Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baskin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baskin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baskin<3>
  • La Salle Parish
    • Jena [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jena
      • Jena [La Salle Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jena<3>
    • Trout [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout
      • Trout [La Salle Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout<3>
  • Tensas Parish
    • Highland [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Tensas Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
      • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<3>
    • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<3>
    • Newellton [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newellton
      • Newellton [Tensas Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 927 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newellton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton<3>
  • Adams County (MS)
    • Carthage [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Natchez [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
      • Natchez [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<3>
    • Cloverdale [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
    • Selma [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Jeannette [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeannette
      • Jeannette [Adams County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeannette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeannette
  • Claiborne County (MS)
    • Westside [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside
      • Westside [Claiborne County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westside
    • Port Gibson [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Gibson
      • Port Gibson [Claiborne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Gibson<3>
  • Franklin County (MS)
    • Hamburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
      • Hamburg [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
    • Roxie [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxie
      • Roxie [Franklin County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxie<3>
  • Jefferson County (MS)
    • Rodney [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodney
      • Rodney [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodney
    • Fayette [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,432 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<3>
    • Harriston [Jefferson County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Clayton, see our Parish-by-Parish Page for Clayton.

Newspapers Published in Clayton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 126 newspapers that have been published in the area around Clayton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Clayton, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Clayton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Clayton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Clayton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Clayton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Clayton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Calhoun Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calhoun Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calhoun Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun Cemetery
  • Powells Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Powells Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Powells Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powells Cemetery
  • Loam Land Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Loam Land Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Loam Land Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loam Land Cemetery
  • St. Paul Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul Cemetery
  • Rogers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rogers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rogers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Cemetery
  • Ferriday Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ferriday Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ferriday Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ferriday Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Clayton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Mary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Mary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Mary Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Clayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mary Cemetery
    • Greenville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenville Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville Cemetery
    • New Light Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Light Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Light Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Light Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Light Cemetery
    • Turner Acres Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turner Acres Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turner Acres Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Turner Acres Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Clayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner Acres Cemetery
    • Cypress Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cypress Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cypress Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cypress Grove Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Clayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Grove Cemetery
    • New Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Zion Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Clayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Zion Cemetery
    • Eva Dale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eva Dale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eva Dale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eva Dale Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Clayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eva Dale Cemetery
    • Winona Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Winona Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Winona Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Winona Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Clayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona Cemetery
    • Elder Shade Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elder Shade Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elder Shade Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Elder Shade Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Clayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elder Shade Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Clayton had railroad service and no post office. In 2020, Clayton had a population of 623 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Clayton, with the one closest to Clayton listed first.

  • Clayton [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
    • Clayton [Concordia Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clayton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Greenville [Catahoula Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Catahoula Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greenville had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wildwood [Catahoula Parish]
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    • Wildwood [Catahoula Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wildwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sycamore [Concordia Parish]
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    • Sycamore [Concordia Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Clayton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sycamore had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bullitt Bayou [Concordia Parish]
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    • Bullitt Bayou [Concordia Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Clayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bullitt Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullitt Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Gibson Landing [Concordia Parish]
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    • Gibson Landing [Concordia Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Clayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gibson Landing had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Highland [Tensas Parish]
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      • Highland [Tensas Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Clayton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Highland had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Turtle Lake [Concordia Parish] - Historic
      • While Turtle Lake was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Concordia Parish] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Clayton
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Turtle Lake had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Taconey [Concordia Parish]
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      • Taconey [Concordia Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Clayton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Taconey had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taconey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
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      • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Clayton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 350 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Waterproof had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Frogmore [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogmore
      • Frogmore [Concordia Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Clayton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Frogmore had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frogmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Goldman [Tensas Parish]
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      • Goldman [Tensas Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Clayton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Goldman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sicily Island
      • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sicily Island had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sicily Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vidalia [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidalia
      • Vidalia [Concordia Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Clayton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 821 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,667 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vidalia had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidalia<3>
    • Leland [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Catahoula Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Clayton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Clayton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clayton.

Mentions & References for Clayton

The Communities of Louisiana

About Concordia Parish

About Louisiana

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 Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 for our own planning, 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: 31.7226, Longitude: -91.5373       In this case, the coordinates for Clayton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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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