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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

Park system considers zip line for Cheaha – Anniston Star


Anniston Star
Park system considers zip line for Cheaha
Anniston Star
Wayne Pritchett, who lives in North Carolina, but grew up in Clay County, said the park was her backyard growing up. She would hate to see the landscape damaged by an attraction. “One way or another, if you put up a zip line, do not put it anywhere




Good News: Florida Guard specialist wins new car on Facebook – Florida Times-Union


Florida Times-Union
Good News: Florida Guard specialist wins new car on Facebook
Florida Times-Union
As a preteen, Jimmy Pimentel went whitewater rafting in North Carolina, hiked the Smoky Mountains and the Everglades, canoed in the Okefenokee and went underground at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. He's won a slew of Scouting honors and

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Daphne Taylor Turner – Charleston Gazette

Daphne Taylor Turner
Charleston Gazette
She was a charter member of Heritage Baptist Church, Pinch, and in later years was active with her church in Union Grove, N.C., and Parchment Valley Baptist Church, Ripley, where she served with the American Baptist Women. She was always a member of




3 tough guys test mettle in pre-airshow Blue Angel flights in Jacksonville – Florida Times-Union


Florida Times-Union
3 tough guys test mettle in pre-airshow Blue Angel flights in Jacksonville
Florida Times-Union
Three men, a 58-year-old philanthropist and ex-firefighter from North Carolina, a teacher and football coach at Clay County High School and a Times-Union journalist, were about the get the chance of a lifetime. They stared out of the blinds of the

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Same-sex marriages cause Swain magistrate to resign – Smoky Mountain News

Same-sex marriages cause Swain magistrate to resign
Smoky Mountain News
Breedlove tendered his resignation Oct. 20, just 10 days after a federal judge in North Carolina struck down the state's ban on marriages for same-sex couples but before he'd been asked to perform one himself. He'd been thinking about resigning, ever




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
County sheriffs' pay varies with commissioners' whimsNews & Observer
Charlotte Observer
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