Clay County, Alabama Genealogy

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CLAY COUNTY, County Square, Ashland, AL 36251, (256) 354-7926  
 
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Probate Court has land records from 1861
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County Court has death records 1920-1940 and
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Voting Register 1903-1936
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 16:05, 11 May 2012

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Clay County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Clay County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1866
County Seat Ashland
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Clay County

Contents

County Courthouse

CLAY COUNTY, County Square, Ashland, AL 36251, (256) 354-7926

Probate Court has land records from 1861

Probate records from 1865

marriage records from 1872

County Court has death records 1920-1940 and

Voting Register 1903-1936

History

Henry Clay.JPG

The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[1]

Parent County

1866--Clay County was created 7 December 1866 from Randolph and Talladega Counties.
County seat: Ashland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Clay County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Clay County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 9,560
1880 12,938 35.3%
1890 15,765 21.9%
1900 17,099 8.5%
1910 21,006 22.8%
1920 22,645 7.8%
1930 17,768 −21.5%
1940 16,907 −4.8%
1950 13,929 −17.6%
1960 12,400 −11.0%
1970 12,636 1.9%
1980 13,703 8.4%
1990 13,252 −3.3%
2000 14,254 7.6%
2010 13,932 −2.3%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).