Claypole, Buenos Aires

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Los Amigos Square
Los Amigos Square
Claypole is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Location in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°48′S 58°20′W / 34.800°S 58.333°W / -34.800; -58.333Coordinates: 34°48′S 58°20′W / 34.800°S 58.333°W / -34.800; -58.333
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido Almirante Brown
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 41,176
CPA Base B 1849

Claypole is an Argentine city located in the southern part of the Almirante Brown Partido, Buenos Aires Province with a population of 41,176 (2001 census [INDEC]).


Current Claypole train station on the Roca Line.

The lands were purchased by the Franciscan Congregation to establish a farm and provide produce to their convent in Buenos Aires, and after a few years it was purchased by the Obligado family. Julia Obligado, by then married to Pedro Claypole, donated the land for the local train station in 1876 upon the announcement of plans for a Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway line in the area. The station was thus named for Pedro Claypole, and the arrival of the first train on April 15, 1884, became the establishment date of the town itself.

The town's first school, Ejército de los Andes, was opened in 1906 at the home of a Mrs. Hebbel, later operated at the home of the Baile family. The Pequeño Cottolengo Argentino de Don Orione school opened in 1935, transforming the previous school into a Christian center for the needy.

Furst-Zapiola, a prominent local realty, later donated lots for local institutions such as School Nº 10, the Police Station, the Local Development Society, the Post Office, and City Delegation Hall. The Centro Tradicionalista Viejo Gaucho, a society for the promotion of gaucho traditions, was established in 1991 in Claypole by Antonio Marcatario.


The city is the site of Club Atlético Claypole which plays at the fifth level league Primera D of Argentine football.

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