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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

Winter Storm Warning for Clay County, North Carolina – Clay County Progress

Winter Storm Warning for Clay County, North Carolina
Clay County Progress
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 7 AM EST SATURDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM …

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Lorene Ledford Neville, loved York County and fishing in the York River – Williamsburg Yorktown Daily


Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
Lorene Ledford Neville, loved York County and fishing in the York River
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
Lorene Ledford Neville died at her home on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. She was a native of Clay County, N.C., and a Yorktown resident since 1980. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother and a member of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church. Lorene is …




Hwy 69 upgrade – Clay County Progress

Hwy 69 upgrade
Clay County Progress
A median or a turn lane — moving water and sewer lines — how much local businesses will be impacted — four lanes or five? These were among questions swirling around the Clay County Courthouse multipurpose room Thursday evening when the N.C. …




Democrat Party’s alienation of rural America similar to urban … – Madison County Record


Madison County Record
Democrat Party's alienation of rural America similar to urban …
Madison County Record
As the inauguration of Donald J. Trump approaches, there's one setting that's likely to celebrate rather than resist the coming transition of power – rural America.

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Man wins lottery – Clay County Progress


Clay County Progress
Man wins lottery
Clay County Progress
A Hayesville handyman received an early holiday gift when his North Carolina lottery ticket made him a $1 million winner. Kenneth Sutton, Jr. told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he wants to decline media interviews; however, he did tell




Meeting is planned for Small Town – Clay County Progress

Meeting is planned for Small Town
Clay County Progress
In addition to being a North Carolina Department of Commerce Small Town Main Street designee, Hayesville is also an affiliate member of Main Street America at the nation level. The next general meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in multi


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