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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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Clay County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Clay County:

Brasstown
Hayesville (County Seat)
Warne

News related to Clay County, NC

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JOINT CLAY/CHEROKEE COUNTY OPERATIONS NETS DRUGS AND ARRESTS – Fetchyournews.com

JOINT CLAY/CHEROKEE COUNTY OPERATIONS NETS DRUGS AND ARRESTS
Fetchyournews.com
Murphy, NC— Clay County Sheriff Vic Davis and Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the February 18th, 2015 arrest of 41 year old Clay County man William Allen Blizzard, 21 year old Clay County woman Jacqueline Carol Patterson and 41 …




Antionette Kerr: Tourney fever gets superstitious – Daily Clay County Advocate-Press

Antionette Kerr: Tourney fever gets superstitious
Daily Clay County Advocate-Press
Welcome to the final days of March Madness 2015, a month riddled with mythology and lucky charms that extend from locker rooms to living rooms. 'Tis the season when emotions run higher than a longleaf pine. We devote ourselves daily to watching college …




No longer on top: Scott joblessness falls to No. 2 – Independent Herald


Independent Herald
No longer on top: Scott joblessness falls to No. 2
Independent Herald
That was four-tenths of a percentage point below Clay County's jobless rate of 11.1 percent, leaving Scott County at No. 2 on the list of the state's highest unemployment rates. … While no manufacturer has relocated to Scott County since New




Indiana Gov. Pence signs religious objections bill – Brazil Times

Indiana Gov. Pence signs religious objections bill
Brazil Times
All of Clay County's state lawmakers — Senators Jon Ford and Eric Bassler and Representatives Jim Baird, Bob Heaton and Alan Morrison, all Republicans — voted in favor of the law. At a legislative cracker-barrel session in Bowling Green earlier this

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Bluegrass family band takes center stage at The Old Feed Store – The Southern


The Southern
Bluegrass family band takes center stage at The Old Feed Store
The Southern
1 spot in the Clay County Has Talent Fest in 2011 and won the New Musician Showcase in Liberty, Missouri, in 2008. The group has played a side stage at Starlight Theater in Kansas City and played shows in Phoenix and Montgomery. The band was one of 20




Crime rates at Buncombe schools among highest in state – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Crime rates at Buncombe schools among highest in state
Asheville Citizen-Times
Clay County: 4.56. Graham County: 0. Jackson County: 2.99. Macon County: 7.18. McDowell County: 6.46. Mitchell County: 4.09. Polk County: 3.98. Rutherford County: 6.01. Swain County: 10.05. Transylvania County: 6.27. Yancey County: 3.90. Source: N.C. …


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