The Clay Community

The Clay Community (HMPB3)

Location: Pinson, AL 35126 Jefferson County
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N 33° 42.022', W 86° 36.204'

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The clay soil of the area, first cultivated by Creek Indians, gave this agricultural community it name in 1878 when a post office was established. Clay's historical roots date to the early 1800s through two small communities, Ayres and Self's Beat, documented by the founding of Mount Calvary Presbyterian Church around 1806 and Cedar Mountain Church (now Clay United Methodist Church) in 1819. In early years, the community was a stagecoach stop along the route from Elyton (now part of Birmingham) to Gadsden.

Lying in the Appalachian foothills, Clay is cherished for its environmental beauty, history, and landmarks. It is uniquely positioned in three watershed basin: the Black Warrior, Cahaba and Coosa. The Cahaba, Alabama's longest free-flowing river, originates from springs just northeast of Clay. Clay is home to Butler Mountain, Jefferson County's highest elevation. Incorporated in June 2000, Clay now includes Chalkville and its rich heritage, including Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church established in 1819.
HM NumberHMPB3
Year Placed2010
Placed ByAlabama Tourism Department and the City of Clay
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 536753 N 3729004
Decimal Degrees33.70036667, -86.60340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 42.022', W 86° 36.204'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 42' 1.32" N, 86° 36' 12.24" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6751 Old Springville Rd, Pinson AL 35126, US
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