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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

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Crash kills two – Clay County Progress


Clay County Progress
Crash kills two
Clay County Progress
Two people died as a result of a Friday morning collision on Highway 64 west of Hayesville. A Franklin, N.C. woman faces charges of misdemeaner death and reckless driving in connection to the accident. According to witnesses' state- ments, at




North Carolina’s Affordable Care Act enrollment up – Clay County Progress


Clay County Progress
North Carolina's Affordable Care Act enrollment up
Clay County Progress
… according to the governor's office. The open enrollment window of opportunity for choosing a health plan under the ACA ended Dec. 15. Gov. Roy Cooper's office released a statement last week noting 523,989 North Carolinians signed up and will

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Time serving as your sheriff has been my most enjoyable years – Clay County Progress


Clay County Progress
Time serving as your sheriff has been my most enjoyable years
Clay County Progress
North Carolina government funds. The evidence room is now strictly controlled and professionally organized. Community outreach programs include the Sheriff's Christmas Dinner and Shop With a Hero. Due to unexpected health issues, it is with sadness




Possums and politics: A North Carolina tradition ends – Wilkes Journal Patriot

Possums and politics: A North Carolina tradition ends
Wilkes Journal Patriot
RALEIGH — “Possum out: Famous New Year's event in Brasstown shockingly ends after one final descent” was the lead headline in last week's Cherokee Scout, North Carolina's westernmost newspaper. After surviving years of animal rights lawsuits from

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NC’s controversial ‘Possum Drop’ isn’t playing dead. It’s over, report says. – News & Observer


News & Observer
NC's controversial 'Possum Drop' isn't playing dead. It's over, report says.
News & Observer
A Western North Carolina community savored a controversial holiday tradition down to the final drop – of the opossum. Organizers of the Brasstown “Possum Drop” have ended the 24-year-old ritual of slowly lowering a marsupial in a box to usher in the

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