Clyo, Georgia

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Clyo, Georgia
Clyo is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Clyo
Clyo
Coordinates: 32°29′03″N 81°16′01″W / 32.48417°N 81.26694°W / 32.48417; -81.26694Coordinates: 32°29′03″N 81°16′01″W / 32.48417°N 81.26694°W / 32.48417; -81.26694
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyEffingham
Elevation
72 ft (22 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31303
Area code(s)912
GNIS feature ID312778[1]

Clyo is an unincorporated community in Effingham County, Georgia, United States. The community is located along Georgia State Route 119, 8.1 miles (13.0 km) north-northeast of Springfield. Clyo has a post office with ZIP code 31303.[2][3]

History[edit]

"Tuckasee King", a former variant name of Clyo, served as Effingham County seat from 1784 until 1787.[4] A post office called Clyo has been in operation since 1897.[5] The community was named after Clio, the muse of history in Greek mythology.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clyo". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  4. ^ "Effingham County". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 46. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.