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.


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]


  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.