Clay County, Arkansas

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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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[http://www.mylibrarynow.org/corning/index.html Corning Library]<br>613 Pine St<br>Corning AR 72422<br>870-857-3453
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[http://www.mylibrarynow.org/piggott/index.html Piggott Library]<br>316 W Main<br>Piggott AR 72454<br>870-598-3666
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[http://www.mylibrarynow.org/rector/index.html Rector Library]<br>121 W 4th St<br>Rector AR 72461<br>870-595-2410<br>
  
 
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Clay County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Clay County
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
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouses

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 [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

The Western District courthouse burned in 1881 with total record loss.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Township Maps

Military

Newspapers

Piggott Times
PO Box 59
Piggott AR 72454

Clay County Courier
810 N Missouri Ave
PO Box 128
Corning AR 72422-0128

Clay County Democrat
PO Box 366
Rector AR 72461

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

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

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).