Clayton. I. A W. central county of Georgia, bounded S. W. by Flint river; area, about 150 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 5,477, of whom 1,743 were colored. The surface is diversified, and in parts the soil is fertile. It is traversed by the Macon and Western railroad; the Atlanta and West Point railroad touches the N. W. corner. The chief productions in 1870 were 13,814 bushels of wheat, 64,319 of Indian corn, 8,714 of oats, 6,924 of sweet potatoes, and 1,221 bales of cotton. There were 292 horses, 683 milch cows, 1,072 other cattle, and 2,599 swine. Capital, Jonesborough. II. A N. E. county of Iowa, bordering on Wisconsin, bounded E. by the Mississippi river, and intersected by Turkey river; area, about 760 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 27,771. There are lead mines in the southeast; the woodlands are extensive, and water power is abundant. Fertile prairies occupy a great part of the surface. The McGregor and Missouri River railroad passes through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 1,073,219 bushels of wheat, 940,784 of Indian corn, 623,459 of oats, 57,254 of bar-lev, 135,794 of potatoes, 31,290 tons of hay, 716,298 lbs. of butter, and 33,491 of wool.
There were 8,988 horses, 8,761 milch cows, 11,346 other cattle, 11,891 sheep, and 29,186 swine; 10 flour mills, 10 saw mills, 11 carriage factories, 4 of machinery, 11 of saddlery, 3 of cigars, and 0 breweries. Capital, Elkader.
Clayton, a village and township of Jefferson co., New York, and a port in the collection district of Cape Vincent; pop. of the township in 1870, 4,082; of the village, 1,020. It is at the terminus of the Utica and Black River railroad, on the St. Lawrence and Clian-mont rivers, and has a landing for vessels plying on the St. Lawrence.