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CLAYTONVILLE, TEXAS

Fisher County, Panhandle / West Texas
Just W of FM 419
10 Miles SW of Roby
NW of Sweetwater
NW of Abilene
Population: 00021 (1990)

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Claytonville TX
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
History in a Pecan Shell

This tiny town may hold the record for locations. Five at last count. The community’s first school conducted classes in a tent in 1888, the same year it acquired a post office. The namesake was Rube Clayton, manager of a local ranch.

The 1940 census counted 60 people served by three businesses. By 1980 it had declined to just 21 – the same number used for 1990.
Claytonville TX
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
Claytonville TX
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
Fisher County Texas 1920s map
1920s Fisher County map showing Claytonville
(Below "F" in "F-I-S-H-E-R".)
Photo courtesy Texas General Land Office
Claytonville, Texas
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