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Clayton County, Georgia

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  • Sgt. (CSA), John Pleasant Shaw "JPS" Nash (1841 - 1924)
    Civil War Veteran. Sgt. Co. H, 27 Georgia Volunteer Infantry, CSA. Married Mary Jane McCullough on January 31, 1868 at Jonesboro, Clayton County, GA. They were the parents of 10 known children. S...
  • Pvt. (CSA), Green Berry Stephens (1834 - 1920)
    Civil War Veteran. Enlisted, May 1, 1862. (He served along with 4 brothers). He was a Pvt. in Company I (reorganized in 1862 to Co. E) Ga Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee, CSA, Clayton County, G...
  • Pvt. (CSA) Thomas James Stephens (1840 - 1914)
    Civil War Veteran. Enlisted on 9/25/1861 as a Pvt. in Company I, 30th Regiment (reorganized in 1862, becoming Co. E) Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee, CSA, "Clayton Invincibles" Clayton ...
  • Pvt. (CSA), William M Stephens (1842 - 1916)
    William M. Stephens was a Civil War Veteran. He was born on 10/11/1842. Enlisted as a Pvt. in Company I (which became Co. E in 1862) 30th Regiment "Clayton Invincibles", CSA on September 25, 1861. He...
  • Pvt. (USA), Patrick Hewitt (1838 - 1864)
    Patrick Hewitt was married to Sarah A. Johnson while in Illinois, September 23, 1860. While fighting for his country, Mr. Hewitt fell in battle about four years after their marriage. They had one son, ...

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Official Website

The county was established in 1858 and named in honor of Augustin Smith Clayton (1783–1839), who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1832 until 1835.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Bonanza
  • College Park (part)
  • Conley
  • Ellenwood
  • Forest Park
  • Irondale
  • Jonesboro
  • Lake City
  • Lovejoy
  • Morrow
  • Mountain View
  • North Jonesboro
  • Old Dixie
  • Old South
  • Rex
  • Riverdale
  • Valley Hill



Crawford-Dorsey House & Cemetery

The Oaks Plantation