Clay County, Mississippi

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Revision as of 21:46, 11 May 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Clay County

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

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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse
PO Box 815
West point, MS 39773
Phone: 662.494.3124


Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records.
Clerk Chancery  Court has divorce, proabte and land records from 1872. [1]

History

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

Parent County

1871--Clay County was created 12 May 1871 from Chickasaw, Lowndes, Monroe and Oktibbeha Counties. It was named Colfax County until 1876.
County seat:  West Point [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Mississippi tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Mississippi Taxation.

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Mississippi page 378, 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).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.