CLAYTONVILLE, TX (SWISHER COUNTY)
CLAYTONVILLE, TEXAS (Swisher County). Claytonville is on Farm Road 145 ten miles east of Kress in southeastern Swisher County. In the early 1950s M. C. Clayton, a cotton grower, moved his ginning business to the area from Bailey in Fannin County. He then built a grocery and cafe for his employees. Soon the Clayton Gin became a favorite gathering place for area farmers, and for several years the company hosted a community barbecue just before harvest. The gin was one of the first to compost gin waste and return it to the fields. In 1962 a Baptist church was established at Claytonville. In 1984 Claytonville reported a population of 116 and six businesses. The population was still 116 in 1990 and 2000.
Swisher County Historical Commission, Windmilling: 101 Years of Swisher County History (Dallas: Taylor, 1978).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.H. Allen Anderson, "CLAYTONVILLE, TX (SWISHER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlc68), accessed December 20, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.