Clayton Center, Iowa

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Clayton Center, Iowa
Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center
Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center
Clayton Center, Iowa is located in Iowa
Clayton Center, Iowa
Clayton Center, Iowa
Clayton Center, Iowa is located in the United States
Clayton Center, Iowa
Clayton Center, Iowa
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°53′00″N 91°19′36″W / 42.88333°N 91.32667°W / 42.88333; -91.32667
CountryUnited States
StateIowa
CountyClayton
Elevation
988 ft (301 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)563
GNIS feature ID455451

Clayton Center is an unincorporated community located in Clayton County, Iowa. The area was settled by a German colony about five miles east of Elkader. In April 1856, the land was surveyed by Lewis Brockman, who established the location as the, "southeast quarter of section 8, township 93 north, range 3 west."[1] Clayton Center was then platted June 27, 1857 by Fred Hartmann.[2]

Education[edit]

Public schools are operated by the Clayton Ridge Community School District, which formed in 2005 in the merger of the Guttenberg Community School District and the Garnavillo Community School District.[3] Students were previously zoned to Garnavillo schools.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Clayton County 1882 Archived 2015-01-04 at the Wayback Machine, Chapter XXXVIII: Read Township, page 1072-1073.
  2. ^ History of Clayton County, Iowa Volume 1, pages 107, 322, 492.
  3. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on February 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "History." Garnavillo Community School District. May 29, 2000. Retrieved on February 24, 2019.