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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

PETA sues over new NC ‘Possum Drop’ law – Charlotte Observer


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PETA sues over new NC 'Possum Drop' law
Charlotte Observer
The animal-welfare organization PETA sued in Wake County Superior Court on Thursday asking a judge to stop the state from allowing the New Year's Eve "Possum Drop" in Clay County and declare as unconstitutional a law enacted this year to allow it.
PETA challenges new NC Possum Drop lawWXII The Triad
PETA challenges NC's new Possum Drop lawThe Herald | HeraldOnline.com

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July 19 Darts & Laurels – Greenville Daily Reflector

July 19 Darts & Laurels
Greenville Daily Reflector
Darts — To lawmakers who yielded to pressure and passed a law that allowed the Clay County “Possum Drop” to continue. The “celebration” features a live opossum in a cage lowered at midnight on New Year's Eve. People for Ethical Treatment of Animals




Vote for best name, win beer – Daily Clay County Advocate-Press (blog)

Vote for best name, win beer
Daily Clay County Advocate-Press (blog)
By Norman Miller. July 15, 2014 5:05 p.m.. The Rare Beer Club is partnering with Fullsteam Beer of North Carolina to brew a special beer to raise money for Pints for Prostates. near-final And, if you vote for the best beer name, you'll have a chance to

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Thursday Wrap: Forward march – WRAL.com

Thursday Wrap: Forward march
WRAL.com
Raleigh, N.C. — Despite opposition from the House, the McCrory administration and health care providers, the Senate is pressing forward with plans for Medicaid reform that would shift the health insurance program for the poor and disabled to a new

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Florida should adopt Iowa’s system for drawing political districts – Clay Today Online

Florida should adopt Iowa's system for drawing political districts
Clay Today Online
… the highest importance, going as it does to the very foundation of our representative democracy." Martin Dyckman is a retired associate editor of the St. Petersburg Times. He lives near Waynesville, North Carolina. His column is courtesy of Context




Fracking opposition organizes in WNC – Waynesville Smoky Mountain News

Fracking opposition organizes in WNC
Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
Having moved from a fracking state, Day said she was disappointed to see North Carolina open the door for the extraction method, which involves injecting explosives into the ground to create fissures before pumping a mixture of water, chemicals and

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