Clay City, Alabama

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Clay City, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Clay City, Alabama is located in Alabama
Clay City, Alabama
Clay City, Alabama
Clay City, Alabama is located in the US
Clay City, Alabama
Clay City, Alabama
Coordinates: 30°29′09″N 87°48′24″W / 30.48583°N 87.80667°W / 30.48583; -87.80667Coordinates: 30°29′09″N 87°48′24″W / 30.48583°N 87.80667°W / 30.48583; -87.80667
Country United States
State Alabama
County Baldwin
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 116199[1]

Clay City is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States.

History[edit]

The community is named for the surrounding deposits of clay.[2]

Clay City was formerly home to brick and tile manufacturers. The tile used in the former Fairhope City Hall was made in Clay City.[3] The first pottery works in Clay City was established on the banks of the Fish River in 1850, and remained in operation until 1900. Another pottery works was established in 1940, and its kilns can still be seen today.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clay City". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 15. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ Harriet Brill Outlaw (10 August 2015). Haunted Baldwin County, Alabama. Arcadia Publishing. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-62619-874-6.
  4. ^ "About Us". tomjonespottery.net. Retrieved 6 January 2016.