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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

Clay County, NC Query Forum

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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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Upgraded DMV mobile unit makes 1st stop in Clay County – WBT

Upgraded DMV mobile unit makes 1st stop in Clay County
WBT
COLUMBUS, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Division of Motor Vehicles is rolling out a new modern mobile office unit to help citizens in rural areas obtain driver's licenses and perform other motor vehicle business without travelling great distances. Gov.

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Off-duty deputy, passerby save woman from car in St. Johns retention pond – ActionNewsJax.com


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Off-duty deputy, passerby save woman from car in St. Johns retention pond
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According to numbers provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the number of heroin cases has quadrupled in the last 4 years. A medical examiners report from 2014 showed the majority of heroin-related deaths in Jacksonville involved people 34 years …

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Fugitives hide in Clay County to escape law enforcement – ActionNewsJax.com


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Fugitives hide in Clay County to escape law enforcement
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The most recent, Rajawn Moore, wanted for a murder in Pennsylvania, was captured at a home Tuesday in Clay County. In September, three fugitives were captured in a Middleburg home. They were wanted for a double murder in North Carolina. Matthew …




President gives state disaster funds OK – Arkansas Online


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President gives state disaster funds OK
Arkansas Online
New York, Maryland, North Carolina and other Eastern states have requested federal disaster declarations after a January snowstorm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow in some areas. "It's not a first-come, first-served, situation," Bass said. "There

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National Signing Day: Ex-Auburn coach helps bring Clay-Central star to North Carolina – Anniston Star


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National Signing Day: Ex-Auburn coach helps bring Clay-Central star to North Carolina
Anniston Star
A 6-foot-4, 190-pound safety, Ford signed a scholarship on Wednesday's National Signing Day to play football at North Carolina. His signing took place in a packed gym at Clay-Central with about 20 family members by his side.

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Couple plans to reopen Sky-Vu Drive-In Theater in Gratz – Clay Center Dispatch

Couple plans to reopen Sky-Vu Drive-In Theater in Gratz
Clay Center Dispatch
Tim Neal's love of outdoor theaters began as a kid, growing up in Eden, North Carolina. "My dad worked in the air conditioning business, and every weekend would be family time. We'd go to eat and see a movie at the drive-in," he said. Tim Neal moved to

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