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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 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

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Emotions still raw years after drunken-driving crashes – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Emotions still raw years after drunken-driving crashes
Asheville Citizen-Times
In 1994, when Booze It & Lose It started under the auspices of the N.C. Department of Transportation and Governor's Highway Safety Program, 458 people were killed and 10,752 were injured statewide in alcohol-related crashes, according to the Governor's




Egg on a stick record set at Clay Co. Fair – kwwl.com

Egg on a stick record set at Clay Co. Fair
kwwl.com
… year's record by more than 4,000 eggs. Fair officials say the egg-on-a-stick has become a tradition at the Iowa State Fair, and the Clay County Fair. … A North Carolina therapy dog won the 2014 National Hero Dog Awards. Susie the pit bull was set

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County sheriffs’ pay varies with commissioners’ whims – Insurance News Net

County sheriffs' pay varies with commissioners' whims
Insurance News Net
Sept. 28 –Four years ago, after longtime Wilson County Sheriff Wayne Gay lost re-election in the Democratic primary, local residents learned that he was among the highest-paid sheriffs in the state. Gay had been making more than $160,000 a year in




The tide has turned in America’s culture wars – Daily Clay County Advocate-Press (blog)


Daily Clay County Advocate-Press (blog)
The tide has turned in America's culture wars
Daily Clay County Advocate-Press (blog)
… out the dangers in the Life at Conception Act that Mr. Gardner has helped sponsor in the House. Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat of North Carolina, continually reminds voters that her opponent, Thom Tillis, has worked to make contraception less accessible.




Clay County Seeing an Economic Boom as Businesses Move In – KFDX


KFDX
Clay County Seeing an Economic Boom as Businesses Move In
KFDX
The North Carolina based company will build a new brick plant in Clay County and will create up to 45 new jobs. Langford says, "We've done everything to try to be accommodating to get them here and things have worked out really good." He says it lets


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