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The county was formed in 1861 from the southeastern part of Cherokee County. It was named for Henry Clay, famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century. Source Wikipedia

Clay County NCGenweb

Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 2122
Asheville, NC 28802
(covers Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, and Transylvania Counties)

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Clay County Courthouse
PO Box 118
County Courthouse
Hayesville, NC 28904

Census

See Cherokee County for census records prior to 1861.

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Clay County

Marriages

Clay County Marriages 1870-1877

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Clay County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Clay County, NC Query Forum

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Clay County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Clay County:

Brasstown
Hayesville (County Seat)
Warne

News related to Clay County, NC

“clay county” nc – Google News

Officials investigate inmate’s death in Clay County – Greensboro News & Record

Officials investigate inmate's death in Clay County
Greensboro News & Record
HAYESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the Clay County jail in Hayesville. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported (http://avlne.ws/1Ijbp0u) that 32-year-old Anthony L. Solary of Franklin was found dead in his

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2 women charged with carjacking in Clay County – Florida Times-Union


Florida Times-Union
2 women charged with carjacking in Clay County
Florida Times-Union
The two suspects fled the scene in a 2001 green Kia Rio with a North Carolina license plate. A deputy spotted the vehicle headed toward Green Cove Springs and saw someone throwing clothes in the back seat and what appeared to be price tags out a …

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Growing interest in school vouchers in WNC – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Growing interest in school vouchers in WNC
Asheville Citizen-Times
The number of applicants in Buncombe County jumped from around 82 in the first year to 113 applicants for the upcoming school year, the 10th highest in North Carolina. The number of applications also increased sharply in Jackson, Macon and Transylvania …

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Clay County News Exchange coming Aug. 24 – Carolina Public Press


Carolina Public Press
Clay County News Exchange coming Aug. 24
Carolina Public Press
… a free public meeting in Clay County — the sixteenth public forum in The News Exchange series — to discuss in-depth and investigative news across Western North Carolina — especially the people, places and issues going overlooked and under-reported.




Well-deserved retirement: Cagle broke ground as female trooper – McDowell News


McDowell News
Well-deserved retirement: Cagle broke ground as female trooper
McDowell News
Starting out in the 80s as one of the first female troopers in North Carolina, she wasn't very well-accepted by her male colleagues. But after 30 years, …. Cagle was assigned to Clay County for about a year then transferred to Surry County in 1987




Deputies: 2 women charged with carjacking – WJXT Jacksonville


WJXT Jacksonville
Deputies: 2 women charged with carjacking
WJXT Jacksonville
Two women suspected of shoplifting from a Fleming Island Kohl's fled from deputies and then carjacked a driver on U.S. 17 in Green Cove Springs, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office. The women, 47-year-old Hope Gibbons and 28-year-old Tia …


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