Clay County, Arkansas

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Clay County Courthouse<br> PO Box 306<br> Piggott, AR 72454<br> Phone: 870.598.2813&nbsp; <br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has land, divorce and court records from 1893; <br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1893<br>  
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Revision as of 15:42, 15 October 2012

Clay County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 24, 1873
County Seat Piggott
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Contents

County Courthouses

Clay County Courthouse
PO Box 306
Piggott, AR 72454
Phone: 870.598.2813 

Clerk Circuit Court has land, divorce and court records from 1893;
County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1893[1]


According to History and Traditions of Clay County , compiled by Robert T. Webb, edited and indexed by Frank Cochran, the people moved the county seat from Corning to Boydsville in 1877. Most of the people lived in the eastern part of the county and it was difficult to travel through the bottoms to Corning. Changing the county seat did not change the difficulty of crossing the bottoms, but only transferred it to the people in the Western part. In 1881 the county was divided into two districts with Boydsville the Eastern county seat and Corning the Western county seat. In 1888 the people voted to move the eastern county seat to Piggott.

Early History of Clay County Seats

Western District Courthouse History


History

Parent County

  • 1873--Clay County was created 24 March 1873 from Randolph and Greene Counties. County seat: Piggott [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Clay County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

  • The Eastern District courthouse burned on January 11, 1893 with total record loss.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Partial Listings - none are complete.  Some also contain directions to cemetery as well as photographs.

Allen
Allmandinger
Bethlehem
Black
Blooming Grove
Bond
Brown
Brownie
Cantwell
Corning
Crockett
Cummings
Gilchrist
Gravel Hill
Green
Hall
Hardin
Hill
Hillsboro
Hitt
Hosea
Johnson #1
Johnson #2
Leonard
Liberty Hill
Little Flock
Mary's Chapel
Masterson
Mitchell
Moark
Mound
Myer Hill
New Hope
Nimmons
Parks
Piggott
Purcell
Redenbo
Richwoods
Rock Springs
Rogers
Saint Bernard
Salem
Scatterville
Travillian
Underwood
Williams
Williams
Winston
Woodland Heights US Genweb
Woodland Heights BillionGraves

Churches

Hopewell Baptist Church, near Reyno

Court

(Western District)
Clay County Clerk's Office
Western District
800 W 2nd St
Corning AR 72422
870-857-3480

(Eastern District)
Office of the County Clerk
PO Box 306
Piggott AR 72454-0306
870-598-2813

Various Court Records of Clay County

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Clay County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Clay County Genealogical & Historical Society

Corning Library
613 Pine St
Corning AR 72422
870-857-3453

Piggott Library
316 W Main
Piggott AR 72454
870-598-3666

Rector Library
121 W 4th St
Rector AR 72461
870-595-2410

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).