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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

Gomez to speak about the total solar eclipse in area – Clay County Progress

Gomez to speak about the total solar eclipse in area
Clay County Progress
A total solar eclipse will darken the skies over a slice of western North Carolina in August. Enrique Gomez, associate professor of astronomy and physics at Western Carolina University, is planning a presentation to help the public understand the




In state, children’s health gets an A – Clay County Progress

In state, children's health gets an A
Clay County Progress
With health care coverage constantly in the national spotlight, there is some good news for North Carolina children. The North Carolina Child Health Report Card awarded the state an A rating for children's health insurance because the rate of uninsured …




Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit – Daily Clay County Advocate-Press


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Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit
Daily Clay County Advocate-Press
Tara Borelli, a lawyer for Lambda Legal involved in a separate lawsuit against North Carolina, said that her group's federal litigation will continue. She said the new law, known as House Bill 142, is essentially a continuation of its predecessor's
North Carolina's HB142: Repeal? Compromise? What does it all mean?CNN
North Carolina repeals 'bathroom bill'CNN
North Carolina lawmakers reach deal to repeal transgender bathroom lawReuters

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Programs at risk in Trump’s budget – Clay County Progress

Programs at risk in Trump's budget
Clay County Progress
President Donald Trump's proposed budget is a long way from clearing Congress. However, a quick look at its contents gives a revealing idea of the new administration's priorities and why they are making some people around Clay County nervous and …

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Flood Warning – WXIA-TV


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NC leaves Swain schools with unequal financial footing – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
NC leaves Swain schools with unequal financial footing
Asheville Citizen-Times
BRYSON CITY – As North Carolina school districts struggle to comply with new class size requirements slated to take effect later this year, Swain County School Superintendent Sam Pattillo knows there's one thing he can't do. He can't ask the county for


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