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Guide to Clay County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Clay County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Clay County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 18, 1858
County Seat Moorhead
Courthouse
Address Clay County Courthouse
807 11th Street North
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218-299-5002 (Administration)
Phone: 218-299-5031
Clay County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records
from 1872 and military records from 1917.
Court Administration has divorce and court records from 1931
and probate records from from 1885. [1]

History

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

Parent County

1858--Clay County was created 18 March 1858 from Pembina (Old) County. 
County seat: Moorhead [3]

  • For a brief history of how Clay County was named, click here, then select Clay County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Barnesville | Comstock | Dilworth | Felton | Georgetown | Glyndon | Hawley | Hitterdal | Moorhead | Sabin | Ulen

Townships

Alliance Township | Barnesville Township | Cromwell Township | Eglon Township | Elkton Township | Elmwood Township | Felton Township | Flowing Township | Georgetown Township | Glyndon Township | Goose Prairie Township | Hagen Township | Hawley Township | Highland Grove Township | Holy Cross Township | Humboldt Township | Keene Township | Kragnes Township | Kurtz Township | Moland Township | Moorhead Township | Morken Township | Oakport Township | Parke Township | Riverton Township | Skree Township | Spring Prairie Township | Tansem Township | Ulen Township | Viding Township

CDP

Oakport

Unincorporated Areas

Baker | Dale | Downer | Kragnes | Muskoda | Rollag | Winnipeg Junction

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Minnesota, Clay County Land and Property Records, 1872-1947

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Schools

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Minnesota, Clay County School Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Minnesota page 363, 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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