Introduction to Clayton, California
Clayton, California is 5 miles SE of Concord, California (center to center) and 20 miles NE of Oakland, California. It is in Contra Costa county. The city is part of the Oakland metro area. The population of Clayton is 10,762.
Joel Henry Clayton, along with his two brothers, laid out the foundations of city of Clayton in the year 1857. The town was named after Joel Clayton after a coin toss made him a winner against his brother Henry Norton. An initial effort to incorporate the town failed in 1960, but following a rekindling of the Clayton Revolution, the area was incorporated officially in the year 1964. With this, Clayton became the 13th city in Contra Costa County.
Clayton and nearby Attractions
- Clayton Historical Society Museum
- Clayton City Hall
- Peacock Creek
- Oakhurst Country Club
- Clayton Park
Things To Do In Clayton
Visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of the city of Clayton can take a tour of the museums, halls and other memorial buildings. The city has some beautiful creeks like the Peacock Creek, the Donner Creek, and the Back Creek. The Oakhurst Country Club offers a range of entertainment facilities for the visitors. One can also visit the Clayton Park and the Clayton Community Ballfields with family and friends. Shoppers can browse through the numerous shops at the Clayton Station Shopping Center.
The local airport is the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport.
Clayton Higher Education
Los Medanos College is the local college.