Clayton County


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Clayton County was established on Nov. 30, 1858 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1858, p. 26). Created from portions of Fayette and Henry counties, Clayton County's original boundaries were specified as:

Commencing at the northwest corner of lot of land Number six (6) in the original thirteenth (13th) district of Henry county now Fayette, the dividing line between the counties of Fayette and Fulton. Thence due east along said line to the north-east of lot of land Number two hundred and forty-eight (248) in the original twelfth district of Henry county. Thence due south to the south-east corner of lot of land Number seventy-three (73) in said district of said county. Thence due west to the south-east corner of lot of land Number seventy-five (75) in said district. Thence due south to the south-east corner of lot of land Number one hundred and fifty-five (155) in the original sixth district of said county of Henry. Thence due west to the county line between Henry and Fayette. Thence down said line south to the Spalding county line. Thence due west along said line between Fayette and Spalding to the middle of Flint River. Thence up the stream of said river to the point where Camp Creek empties into said Flint river. Thence up said Camp Creek to the south-west corner of lot of land one hundred and eighty-five (185) in the original thirteenth (13th) district of Henry but now Fayette county. Thence due west, and that the said south line running west terminates at the south-west corner of lot of land Number 187 in 13th district of Fayette. Thence north to Fulton line between lots Numbers five and six in the 13th district of Fayette, to the beginning point.

Georgia's 127th county was named for former Georgia judge and congressman Augustin Clayton (1783-1839), who was a strong proponent of states rights and vocal opponent of tariffs and the national bank.

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