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 +===== Town of Clayton ===== 
 +\\  The Town of Clayton was formed in Jefferson County in 1833.\\ \\  
 +===== Early Settlement ===== 
 + (The following excerpt taken from //Our County And Its People: A Descriptive Work on Jefferson County, New York//; Edited by Edgar C. Emerson, The Boston History Company,​1898.)\\ \\  Clayton was formed from [[Lyme|Lyme]] and [[Orleans_Town|Orleans]] in 1833, taking from the latter two-fifths of [[Penet_s_Square|Penet'​s Square]]. The pioneer was one Bartlett (the christian name being unknown), who was stationed there by the land agents to maintain a ferry between Bartlett'​s point and Gananoque, but after about a year the settler burned his buildings and left the locality. The proprietors also made other attempts to found a settlement, but failure appeared to attend each effort, and it was not until several years afterward that the region became permanently occupied. [[Grindstone_Island|Grindstone]] and several smaller islands are within the jurisdiction of Clayton.\\ \\  
 +===== Cities, Villages and Hamlets ===== 
 +[[Clayton|Clayton]] (village)\\ [[Depauville|Depauville]] (hamlet)\\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\  ​
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