Claysville, Alabama

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Claysville, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Claysville, Alabama is located in Alabama
Claysville, Alabama
Claysville, Alabama
Claysville, Alabama is located in the US
Claysville, Alabama
Claysville, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°24′28″N 86°16′19″W / 34.40778°N 86.27194°W / 34.40778; -86.27194Coordinates: 34°24′28″N 86°16′19″W / 34.40778°N 86.27194°W / 34.40778; -86.27194
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marshall
Elevation 623 ft (190 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 156187[1]

Claysville is an unincorporated community in Marshall County, Alabama, United States.

History[edit]

Claysville was named in honor of Henry Clay, and served as the county seat of Marshall County from 1836 to 1838.[2] During the American Civil War, Claysville became a strategic location, due to the ferry crossing of the Tennessee River. A Union Army garrison was located here during the latter part of the war.[3] The 13th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment was stationed here under the command of Colonel William P. Lyon.[4] A post office operated under the name Claysville from 1831 to 1879.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Claysville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 35. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ Samuel Gillespie; James E. Steele (1909). History of Clay County, Iowa: From Its Earliest Settlement to 1909. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 638–. 
  4. ^ Magazine of Western History. 1887. p. 849. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Marshall County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.