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Welcome to Clayton ...

Clayton is located in Summers County<1>.

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

Clayton is 2,030 feet [619 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Clayton: (304) & (681)<4>

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, 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, 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.

  • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
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    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<6>
  • Hinton [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
    • Hinton [Summers County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<6>
  • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
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    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<6>
  • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
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      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<6>
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
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      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<6>
    • Union [Monroe County]
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      • Union [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
    • Bargers Springs [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bargers Springs
      • Bargers Springs [Summers County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bargers Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Clayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint

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.

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 West Virginia (1911).

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

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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 West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Summers, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7235, Longitude: -80.7290       In this case, the coordinates for Clayton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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