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Clayton is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Monash. At the 2011 Census, Clayton had a population of 15,543. The main focus for the suburb of Clayton is the shopping strip that runs along Clayton Road.
The area was first occupied for farming in the 1850s and was originally named after a property, "Clayton Vale", owned by lawyer John Hughes Clayton in the 1860s.The 1960s saw the rapid disappearance of market gardens as urbanisation and industry advanced. At the western edge of Clayton the Oakleigh High School had been opened in 1955 and a second primary school was opened next year at Clayton South. Clayton East Post Office opened in 1958.
A large new building at the corner of Cooke Street and Centre Road was opened in April 2008. It houses the Clayton branch of the  Monash Public Library Service, a swimming pool, gym, counselling services, health and child care services, theatrette and meeting rooms.
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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayton,_Victoria