Claytonia, Idaho

Claytonia is an unincorporated community in Owyhee County in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Idaho.[1]

Claytonia, Idaho
Claytonia, Idaho
Location within the state of Idaho
Claytonia, Idaho
Claytonia, Idaho (the United States)
Coordinates: 43°34′03″N 116°49′59″W
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyOwyhee
Elevation
2,254 ft (687 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
83639
Area code(s)208
GNIS feature ID396299[1]

The community is located less than 2 mi (3.2 km) northwest of Marsing and 13 mi (21 km) west of Nampa.[2] The Snake River flows east of the settlement.

History

Claytonia was named for an early resident.[3]

Irrigation was brought to the area in 1913, and settlement followed. Many stores were opened in the area, though only the store in Claytonia "stayed open for a decent amount of time".[3]

A post office operated in Claytonia from 1914 to 1918.[4]

Claytonia was a station along the "Homedale, Idaho" branch of the Union Pacific Railroad. The line is now abandoned.[5][6] The railway operated a gravel pit in Claytonia, with the gravel used for track construction.[6] The gravel pit was abandoned, and later reclaimed as a recreational area filled with ground and ditch water, and called Claytonia Pond. The pond is used as a fish habitat, and contains catfish, bluegill, and largemouth bass.[7]

References

  1. "Claytonia, Idaho". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. "Claytonia, Idaho - Other Nearby Communities". RoadsideThoughts. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  3. Demshar, Joe (July 10, 2013). "Owyhee at 150: Tracing the Evolution of Homedale, Marsing". State of Idaho.
  4. "Owyhee County ID Archives History". USGenWeb. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  5. "Union Pacific Railroad Timetables" (PDF). Union Pacific Railroad. September 16, 1937.
  6. "Reuben Moser, Respondent, V. Union Pacific Railroad Company, a Corporation, Appellant". Casetext. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  7. "Claytonia Pond". Idaho Fish and Game. Retrieved April 22, 2017.


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