Claybank, Minnesota

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Claybank, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Claybank is located in Minnesota
Claybank is located in the US
Coordinates: 44°26′30″N 92°37′55″W / 44.44167°N 92.63194°W / 44.44167; -92.63194Coordinates: 44°26′30″N 92°37′55″W / 44.44167°N 92.63194°W / 44.44167; -92.63194
CountryUnited States
Elevation1,060 ft (320 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code55027
Area code(s)651
GNIS feature ID654645[1]

Claybank is an unincorporated community in Goodhue Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located near the junction of County 6 Boulevard and 350th Street. State Highway 58 (MN 58) is nearby. Nearby communities include Goodhue, Ryan, White Rock, Vasa, Belvidere Mills, and Hay Creek.

It was once a station on the former Chicago Great Western Railway between Red Wing and Rochester, Minnesota.[2] Rail spurs extended two miles to the east to clay pits, where clay was mined and shipped by rail to the stoneware industry of Red Wing.[3][4] A post office was established as Claybank in 1890, and remained in operation until 1904.[5]


  1. ^ "Claybank, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Chicago and Great Western timetable, Randolph and Osage, Traveler's Railway Guide, Western Section (March 1903), p. 74
  3. ^ 1894 Partial plat of Goodhue Township showing Claybank and locations of clay mining properties
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 206.
  5. ^ "Goodhue County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 14 June 2015.