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


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County Courthouse

Clay County, Alabama Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse 
County Square
Ashland, AL 36251
Phone: (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 [1]

History

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The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[2]

Parent County

1866--Clay County was created 7 December 1866 from Randolph and Talladega Counties.
County seat: Ashland [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Clay County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 644.

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Clay County, Alabama 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

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Land

Local Histories

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Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Clay County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clarke County p. 36. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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