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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

Same-sex marriages cause Swain magistrate to resign – Smoky Mountain News

Same-sex marriages cause Swain magistrate to resign
Smoky Mountain News
Breedlove tendered his resignation Oct. 20, just 10 days after a federal judge in North Carolina struck down the state's ban on marriages for same-sex couples but before he'd been asked to perform one himself. He'd been thinking about resigning, ever

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A day in the life: A political newcomer finds her stride – Smoky Mountain News

A day in the life: A political newcomer finds her stride
Smoky Mountain News
Today Haywood would make six, leaving just Clay County to go. It's the classic challenge of the … Buckner had printed a position paper by the N.C. Realtors Association on state bills for Hipps to read during the car ride. But now, Buckner was trying

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NC county sheriffs’ pay varies with commissioners’ whims – New Bern Sun Journal


New Bern Sun Journal
NC county sheriffs' pay varies with commissioners' whims
New Bern Sun Journal
Clay County Sheriff Victor Davis made just under $45,000 last year. The best-paid sheriff in the state, Mecklenburg's Chipp Bailey, made four times that at more than $182,000. His pay includes more than $175,000 in salary and a $6,700 longevity payment.
Wilson County sheriff receives 3rd-highest payWNCT
NC sheriffs' pay varies widelyGreensboro News & Record
County sheriffs' pay varies with commissioners' whimsNews & Observer
Charlotte Observer
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Coulter Regional Leadership Academy at WCU announces members of 2014-15 … – Cherokee One Feather

Coulter Regional Leadership Academy at WCU announces members of 2014-15
Cherokee One Feather
Selected to participate are: Ada Barber (Clay County), operations manager at The Copper Door in Hayesville; Bill Barker (Haywood County), owner of B. Barker Construction; Ethan Clapsaddle (Swain County), program specialist for the Museum of the




Tornado confirmed in McDowell County – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Tornado confirmed in McDowell County
Asheville Citizen-Times
Wayne's Feed Store was one of the businesses damaged by a March 2, 2012 tornado that tore through parts of Cherokee County. It was one of eight tornadoes to hit Western North Carolina in the past five years. (Photo: Special to the Citizen-Times ).




Severe Weather Kills Two, Spawns at Least 31 Tornadoes; Storms Move Into … – The Weather Channel

Severe Weather Kills Two, Spawns at Least 31 Tornadoes; Storms Move Into
The Weather Channel
… tornado was also spotted near Parsons in Perry County, and EMS officials also reported a tornado in Ramer. A tree fell on a home in Waverly, causing major damage, and four houses were damaged in Clay County, WSMV reports. … brought down by the

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