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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

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Panic at the pumps – Clay County Progress


Clay County Progress
Panic at the pumps
Clay County Progress
Clay County gas stations and many motorists found themselves running on empty over the weekend after a wave of panic rolled through the area over a possible gas shortage. N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory on Friday declared a state of emergency because of …




Western NC counties want a voice in forest study – North State Journal (subscription)


North State Journal (subscription)
Western NC counties want a voice in forest study
North State Journal (subscription)
“The United States Forest Services owns 48 percent of the property in Clay County, N.C., and our rural county has Tier 1 designation as a very impoverished and economically distressed county,” said Clay Logan, the Clay County Commissioner. “One of the …




William Byrne Neff – Clay County Free Press.com (subscription)

William Byrne Neff
Clay County Free Press.com (subscription)
… Virginia Ruth Neff; two sons, William Ballard Neff of Birch River and James Squire Neff of Clay; three daughters, Virginia Sue Lane of Summersville, and Gloria Jean Neff Young and Shawna Ruth Hassell, both of Elizabeth City, NC; brother Lacie Neff




How much do WNC teachers really make? – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
How much do WNC teachers really make?
Asheville Citizen-Times
ASHEVILLE – Despite raises state lawmakers say will boost average teacher pay to more than $50,000 a year, some Western North Carolina school districts will likely remain below that average. Some of that is because of the make-up of the workforce




Tillis amendment would give NC counties final say on wilderness study area designation – Mountain Xpress (blog)

Tillis amendment would give NC counties final say on wilderness study area designation
Mountain Xpress (blog)
“Clay County feels like any additional lands that are put into wilderness study areas will be very detrimental to out county in numerous ways. Lands that are designated as a study area will not be accessible by road and there will be no way to enter




Quit clowning around: social media clown scare could lead to copycats, police say – Brazil Times


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Quit clowning around: social media clown scare could lead to copycats, police say
Brazil Times
That's because social media has been abuzz with reports of clown sightings since the department responded to a complaint last week about a person in a clown costume scaring people at a home on the city's southeast side. According to the residents, the …
Teen shaken after spotting 'creepy clown' in Henrico Countywtvr.com

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