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Welcome to Clay Bank ...

Clay Bank is located in Gloucester County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Clay Bank, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Clay Bank, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1875.

Clay Bank is near sea level<3>.

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

Clay Bank is located in the (804) area code.

Communities Also Named Clay Bank ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Clay Bank - they are located in Michigan and Ontario.

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

Communities near Clay Bank ...

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

  • Newport News
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Williamsburg
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • West Point
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point is located in King William County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,310 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point <4>
  • Urbanna
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Surry
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
    • Surry is located in Surry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry <4>
  • Country Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Village
    • Country Village is located in Gloucester County
  • Gloucester Courthouse
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Courthouse have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Courthouse
    • Gloucester Courthouse is located in Gloucester County
  • Ordinary
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Roanes
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanes
    • Roanes is located in Gloucester County
  • Ark
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ark
    • Ark is located in Gloucester 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 Clay Bank. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clay Bank.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clay Bank. 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 Clay Bank.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clay Bank ...

Looking for more information about Clay Bank? 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 Clay Bank, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Clay Bank.

Adding Clay Bank to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Clay Bank 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 Clay Bank was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Clay Bank post office opened in 1875.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Clay Bank.

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

The official website for Gloucester County: www.co.gloucester.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Gloucester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clay Bank - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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