Clayburn, Abbotsford

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Clayburn
Clayburn is located in British Columbia
Clayburn
Clayburn
Location of Clayburn in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°05′00″N 122°16′00″W / 49.08333°N 122.26667°W / 49.08333; -122.26667Coordinates: 49°05′00″N 122°16′00″W / 49.08333°N 122.26667°W / 49.08333; -122.26667
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia

Clayburn is a small historic village now located with the City of Abbotsford, in the Central Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Largely surrounded by farmland and green fields, at the western base of Sumas Mountain, the historic centre is situated immediately north and east of the city of Abbotsford's urban sprawl.

The settlement is known locally for its early twentieth-century brickworks and brick worker's cottages which line its main street.

The name "Clayburn" is used because in the late 1920s Clayburn was a large producer of clay bricks, and had various factories, some of which still exist today. Clay-mining and brick-making operations were started by John Morton, one of the so-called "Three Greenhorns", whose "Brickmaker's Claim" is now the West End of Vancouver and was thought originally to have been commercially viable for porcelain clay.

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