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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

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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

One NC town will celebrate the solar eclipse with music. The mayor is the DJ. – News & Observer

One NC town will celebrate the solar eclipse with music. The mayor is the DJ.
News & Observer
The solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will bring up to 30,000 visitors to the 300-resident town of Hayesville, shutting down schools and potentially creating the worst traffic jam the quiet mountain town has ever seen. Hayesville – in Clay County nearly two




Crowds expected for eclipse – Clay County Progress


Clay County Progress
Crowds expected for eclipse
Clay County Progress
What many people may not realize is Clay County's emergency agencies have been meeting and making emergency plans for months. On Monday, Aug. 21, western North Carolina will experience a total eclipse of the sun. For about two and half minutes, the …




What’s mowing on here – The Cherokee Scout

What's mowing on here
The Cherokee Scout
Benjamin Franklin, one of our nation's Founding Fathers, is credited with saying, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” However, to some local residents “overgrown grass and weeds along public roadways” could be




Bulldog fans blacked out on TV game – The Cherokee Scout

Bulldog fans blacked out on TV game
The Cherokee Scout
The game is being carried on WMYA Channel 40 of Anderson, S.C. The station ties in with the normal television package out of Asheville and the rest of western North Carolina, save for residents of Cherokee and Clay counties who have satellite television.




Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon Counties offer Regional Artists Grants – Mountain Xpress (blog)

Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon Counties offer Regional Artists Grants
Mountain Xpress (blog)
Clay County Historical & Arts Council, Haywood County Arts Council, Jackson County Arts Council, and the Stecoah Valley Arts, Crafts & Educational Center, Inc. Since 1985, the North Carolina Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artists




NC COMPANY RECALLS NEARLY 5K POUNDS OF GROUND BEEF – WCNC


WCNC
NC COMPANY RECALLS NEARLY 5K POUNDS OF GROUND BEEF
WCNC
The number of religious exemptions for kindergarten students went up seven times in Clay County, 17 times for Duval County and 25 times for St. Johns County. However, data also shows that 93 percent to 96 percent of students have all the vaccinations …
JBS USA Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter ContaminationUSDA.gov

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