Introduction to Clayton, Missouri
Clayton, Missouri is located 2 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri. It is in St. Louis County. The city is part of the Saint Louis metro area. The population of Clayton is 12,825.
Clayton was organized in 1877. It was named for Ralph Clayton, who settled in the area in the 1830s and donated land for establishing the courthouse. On December 4, 1877, the city became the county seat of St. Louis County, which was founded in 1812. The first schoolhouse of Clayton was established in the early 1880s. Clayton was incorporated in February 1913 as a city. William Broadhead was elected as the first mayor of the city.
Clayton and nearby Attractions
- St Louis Zoo
- City Museum
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- Shaw Park Aquatic Center
- Magic House, Saint Louis Children's Museum
- Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
Things To Do In Clayton
The City of Clayton offers easy access to a number of museums such as the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum, Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, and Magic House - Saint Louis Children's Museum. It is also worth taking a look around the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. One can also visit the Frank Holten State Recreation Area and Castlewood State Park. Clayton also hosts the Saint Louis Jazz and Heritage Festival every year in the month of June.
Lambert - St Louis International Airport is nearby.
Clayton Higher Education
Washington University, Saint Louis Community College - Forest Park, and Webster University are very close to the city.