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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

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Cities and towns of Clay County:

Brasstown
Hayesville (County Seat)
Warne

News related to Clay County, NC

“”clay county” nc” – Google News

Murder under investigation – Clay County Progress

Murder under investigation  Clay County Progress

What began as a missing person investigation took a tragic turn, developing into a murder investigation after the body of a 17-year-old boy was discovered on …




Hayesville senior drowns near “Saddle Dam” saddle= dam – WRCB-TV

Hayesville senior drowns near “Saddle Dam” saddle= dam  WRCB-TV

A Hayesville High School senior set to graduate at the end of May has died.




Hayesville athlete Steven Plummer drowns in Lake Chatuge – Asheville Citizen-Times

Hayesville athlete Steven Plummer drowns in Lake Chatuge  Asheville Citizen-Times

Hayesville senior athlete Steven Plummer, 17, drowned at Chatuge Lake on May 20, a week before he was scheduled to graduate, according to Clay County …




JAXUSA Partnership: Talent, skill level the new currency for Clay County – Clay Today Online

JAXUSA Partnership: Talent, skill level the new currency for Clay County  Clay Today Online

ORANGE PARK – Acquiring talent is a matter of improving quality of life and targeting specific industries. As Clay County grows at a fast pace, the public and …




Four Western Carolina Softball Players Named NCCSIA All-State – Clay County Progress

Four Western Carolina Softball Players Named NCCSIA All-State  Clay County Progress

Western Carolina softball placed four on the 2019 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State team released Monday.




Trio of Baseball Catamounts Land on the NCCSIA All-State – Clay County Progress

Trio of Baseball Catamounts Land on the NCCSIA All-State  Clay County Progress

Three Catamount baseball players were recognized as All-State selections on Monday by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association …


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