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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

NC Teacher Turnover Rate Slightly Down, But More Leave Because Dissatisfied – WUNC


WUNC
NC Teacher Turnover Rate Slightly Down, But More Leave Because Dissatisfied
WUNC
Schools in Houston made recruiting trips to North Carolina in the spring and summer, looking for teachers who wanted better pay. North Carolina lawmakers are trying to get the teachers' salaries to the national average – they approved an average seven …

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Basketball high-achiever gets call to the hall – Florida Times-Union


Florida Times-Union
Basketball high-achiever gets call to the hall
Florida Times-Union
Danielle Richardson kneels beside a picture taken during her playing days at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. Richardson, an Orange Park High School graduate and Clay County resident, returned to the school last month to be enshrined into its …




WNC’s National Forests: Is the public in? Or are we out? – Carolina Public Press


Carolina Public Press
WNC's National Forests: Is the public in? Or are we out?
Carolina Public Press
While North Carolina isn't as vast as Big Sky country, the current plan covers 18 counties. Attending a meeting in Asheville from, say, Hayesville in Clay County or Robbinsville in Graham County is still a long drive and poses a significant commitment

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Clayton Bromberg: Riding from rodeo into family jewelry business – Jacksonville Daily Record

Clayton Bromberg: Riding from rodeo into family jewelry business
Jacksonville Daily Record
There's been enormous movement into St Johns County and you see the same thing going into Clay County. We have a store at The Avenues mall. … My son went to North Carolina and then he went to law school in Alabama. He still lives in Birmingham.




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.
NC sheriffs' pay varies widelyGreensboro News & Record
Wilson County sheriff receives 3rd-highest payBlueRidgeNow.com

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Daphne Taylor Turner – Charleston Gazette

Daphne Taylor Turner
Charleston Gazette
She was a charter member of Heritage Baptist Church, Pinch, and in later years was active with her church in Union Grove, N.C., and Parchment Valley Baptist Church, Ripley, where she served with the American Baptist Women. She was always a member of


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