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Welcome to Clayton ...

Clayton is located in Tunica County<1>.

Clayton is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Clayton: (662)

Adding Clayton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Clayton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Clayton on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (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, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, 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.

  • Helena - West Helena [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena - West Helena
    • Helena - West Helena [Phillips County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Clayton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,299 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena - West Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena - West Helena
  • West Helena [Phillips County]
  • Helena [Phillips County]
  • Jonestown [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
    • Jonestown [Coahoma County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Clayton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tunica [Tunica County]
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      • Tunica [Tunica County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunica have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunica<5>
    • Crenshaw [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crenshaw
      • Crenshaw [Panola County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crenshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crenshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crenshaw<5>
    • Sledge [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Quitman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sledge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sledge
    • Coahoma [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coahoma
      • Coahoma [Coahoma County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the south of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coahoma<5>
    • Lula [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lula
      • Lula [Coahoma County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lula<5>
    • Lexa [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexa
      • Lexa [Phillips County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexa<5>

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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Tunica County

About Mississippi

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 Tunica County: www.tunicacounty.com/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Tunica, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clayton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clayton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6001, Longitude: -90.4172    
<4>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.
<5>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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