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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

Friday’s Scores – SFGate

Friday's Scores
SFGate
Anderson County 53, Heritage 29. Andrews, N.C. 29, Tellico Plains 24. Arlington 49, Manassas 8. Austin-East 46, Knoxville Halls 22 …. Trousdale County 33, Clay County 0. Tyner Academy 27, Notre Dame 21. Union City 56, Mitchell 20. University-Jackson

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Wandering elk in Nantahala falls victim to wildlife ‘stand your ground’ rule – Smoky Mountain News

Wandering elk in Nantahala falls victim to wildlife 'stand your ground' rule
Smoky Mountain News
Despite occasional elk sightings further afield — from Glenville in Jackson County to Shooting Creek in Clay County — the N.C. Wildlife Commission doesn't believe that the lone elk sightings in Nantahala are a sign of a herd establishing there. The




Tennessee high school football scores: Week 1 – The Tennessean


The Tennessean
Tennessee high school football scores: Week 1
The Tennessean
Burnsville Mountain Heritage, N.C. 42, David Crockett 28. CAK 37, Livingston Academy 7. Cane Ridge 20, Antioch 0. CBHS 28, White Station ….. Jackson County 24, Clay County 20. Jackson North Side 47, Jackson Central-Merry 0. Jackson South Side 28, …

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On-Air Ambush: TV crew’s killing unfolds in real time – Clay Center Dispatch


Clay Center Dispatch
On-Air Ambush: TV crew's killing unfolds in real time
Clay Center Dispatch
A candle burns in front of a memorial for two slain journalists at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The shopping center where the two were killed during a live television broadcast was reopening Friday for the first time

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Susan Marie Lamb – Brazil Times


Brazil Times
Susan Marie Lamb
Brazil Times
Survivors include her husband Steve Lamb of Brazil, her daughters, Heather Payton (Todd) of N.C. and Amber Carter (Nathan) of TN, grandchildren, Madison, Dawson and Riley Payton and Gavin, Ian, Jonas and Ava Grace Carter, one brother Larry Crosley




Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man – Clay Center Dispatch

Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man
Clay Center Dispatch
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state prosecutors announced Friday that they won't retry a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, saying that talking with jurors after the mistrial helped convince them they cannot get a

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