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CLAY, TEXAS


Burleson County, Central Texas South

30 23' 22" N, 96 20' 37" W (30.389444, -96.343611)

FM 50
8 miles SE of Snook
17 miles NE of Brenham
5 miles N of Independence
SE of Caldwell the county seat
ZIP Code 77879
Area code 979
Population: 61 est. (2000, 1990)

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Clay, Texas - old store
Old store in Clay
TE photo , June 2002

History in a Pecan Shell

The town began life as Clay Station on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in the 1880s and was named after landowner A. Clay.

The post office opened two years later. In 1903 storekeeper W. A. Lyon opened his general store and by 1911 a school was in operation. It later consolidated with the Snook ISD in 1949.

Clay had 150 people in 1925 but twenty years later it was down to 100. In the 60s the post office was discontinued and the town declined to 61 - the same figure they've been using since 1970.

Burleson County 1907 postal map
1907 postal map showing Clay in SE Burleson County
near Washington County line
From Texas state map #2090

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Central Texas South

Clay, Texas Nearby Towns:
Caldwell the county seat
Snook
Brenham
Independence
Giddings

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