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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

Jax man escaped prison in 1975, was caught by police impersonating baby who died in 1949 – Firstcoastnews.com


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Jax man escaped prison in 1975, was caught by police impersonating baby who died in 1949
Firstcoastnews.com
That was around the time York escaped from a North Carolina prison. He was jailed for armed … York has been charged with several felony fraud charges and was booked into the Clay County Jail Wednesday on $30,000 bond. First Coast News caught up …
Deputies: Man lived for decades under identity stolen from dead babyWJXT Jacksonville

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Lawmakers override veto – Clay County Progress


Clay County Progress
Lawmakers override veto
Clay County Progress
The N.C. House and Senate have voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of Senate Bill 656, called the Electoral Freedom Act of 2017. The act would change the definition of a political party by reducing the number of signatures required for the




Nora Cleo Osborne – The News Journal


The News Journal
Nora Cleo Osborne
The News Journal
Nora Cleo Osborne, 81, of Whittier, NC, formerly of London, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in North Carolina. Born June 7, 1936, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Nola Harris. She was a devoted wife, mother, and …




This week in history 10/19/17 – Clay Today Online

This week in history 10/19/17
Clay Today Online
The Clay Transit Authority asked for Clay County residents to give their opinion of locating a new airport in Clay County, a recommendation that was published in the Florida Airway System Plan. The Plan called for constructing a new airport in Clay County.

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Pickleballers earn medals – Clay County Progress


Clay County Progress
Pickleballers earn medals
Clay County Progress
Players from more than a dozen states traveled to Hiawassee for the Georgia Mountain Pickleball Fall Classic held Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8. The mountain counties of North Carolina and Georgia were well represented in the event that drew almost 350




Health study a ‘wake-up’ call to region – Clay County Progress


Clay County Progress
Health study a 'wake-up' call to region
Clay County Progress
A study of 428 counties stretching across 13 states from Mississippi to New York, including 29 western North Carolina counties found while life expectancy and infant mortality rates are improving across the United States., Appalachia is struggling to


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