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Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Clayton County, Iowa.

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The county was established in 1837 and was named in honor of John M. Clayton, United States Senator from Delaware and later Secretary of State under President Zachary Taylor.

Adjacent Counties


  • Clayton
  • Edgewood
  • Elkader (County Seat)
  • Farmersburg
  • Garber
  • Garnavillo
  • Guttenberg
  • Luana
  • Marquette
  • McGregor
  • Monona
  • North Buena Vista
  • Osterdock
  • Postville
  • St. Olaf
  • Strawberry Point
  • Volga

Other Communities & Townships: Beulah, Boardman, Buena Vista, Cass, Ceres, Clayton Center, Communia, Cox Creek, Eckards, Elk, Elkport, Fairview, Froelich, Giard, Grand Meadow, Gunder, Hardin, Highland, Jefferson, Littleport, Lodomillo, Mallory, Marion, McGregor Heights, Mederville, Mendon, Millville, Motor, Osborne, Read, Saint Sebald, Sperry, Thomasville, Turkey River, Updegraff, Wagner, Watson and Wood


Cemeteries of Iowa



Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge (part)

Effigy Mounds National Monument (part)

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge (part)

National Register of Historic Places

Clayton County Genealogical Society

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