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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

3 people drown at Lake Norman – Clay Center Dispatch

3 people drown at Lake Norman
Clay Center Dispatch
TROUTMAN, N.C. (AP) — Emergency medical personnel in Iredell County say three people have drowned in Lake Norman. Multiple media outlets reported that the body of a 50-year-old woman was found in the water at Lake Norman State Park near …

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Georgia news anchor falls to death from NC waterfall – Clay Center Dispatch

Georgia news anchor falls to death from NC waterfall
Clay Center Dispatch
LAKE TOXAWAY, N.C. (AP) — Officials say a Georgia news anchor fell about 160 feet to her death after being swept over the top of a North Carolina waterfall. Multiple media outlets report that 24-year-old Taylor Terrell fell Thursday from Rainbow Falls

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Madison County’s bounty of old ballads – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Madison County's bounty of old ballads
Asheville Citizen-Times
Sharp was steered to Madison by the research of Olive Dame Campbell, wife of John C. Campbell who founded a folk school with his name in Brasstown in Clay County. Olive Campbell's work later inspired the … “North Carolina is amazingly rich in folks




Man arrested after 2 people shot to death in Orange County – Clay Center Dispatch

Man arrested after 2 people shot to death in Orange County
Clay Center Dispatch
CEDAR GROVE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Cedar Grove man is in custody following the shooting deaths of two people at his home. Officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Office tell local media outlets that Armando Garcia Lopez was arrested

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Prosecutor: No charges in North Carolina traffic stop death – Clay Center Dispatch

Prosecutor: No charges in North Carolina traffic stop death
Clay Center Dispatch
WENTWORTH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two sheriff's deputies in the death of a man killed in front of his family. Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer said Friday that the county deputies

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Local bills ranged from unanimous to hotly contested – Carolina Public Press

Local bills ranged from unanimous to hotly contested
Carolina Public Press
Transylvania County joins 22 other school boards in North Carolina that are chosen in partisan elections. With a … Jim Davis, clears the way for work renovating the former Clay County Courthouse in Hayesville into a multipurpose center for the community.


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