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Guide to '''Clay County Mississippi genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.claycountyms.com/index.php Clay County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 815<br>West point, MS 39773<br> Phone: 662.494.3124
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records.<br>Clerk Chancery &nbsp;Court has divorce, proabte and land records from 1872. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Mississippi page 378, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]
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The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay Henry Clay] (1777-1852).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay "Henry Clay,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1871'''--Clay County was created from Chickasaw, Lowndes, Monroe and Oktibbeha Counties. It was named Colfax County until 1876. The county seat is West Point.  
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'''1871'''--Clay County was created 12 May 1871&nbsp;from [[Chickasaw County, Mississippi|Chickasaw]], [[Lowndes County, Mississippi|Lowndes]], [[Monroe County, Mississippi|Monroe]] and [[Oktibbeha County, Mississippi|Oktibbeha]] Counties. It was named Colfax County until 1876. <br>'''County seat:&nbsp;&nbsp;'''West Point <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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== Places / Localities ==
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== Places / Localities ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Chickasaw County, Mississippi|Chickasaw]]
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*[[Lowndes County, Mississippi|Lowndes]]
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*[[Monroe County, Mississippi|Monroe]]
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*[[Oktibbeha County, Mississippi|Oktibbeha]]
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*[[Webster County, Mississippi|Webster]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
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:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
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:*'''1872-1892''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*'''1872-1917''' - Clay County Marriage Books 1-18 Index 1872-1917 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192732&subject_disp=Mississippi%2C+Clay&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog.]
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Clay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Revision as of 17:19, 10 April 2013

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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

Henry Clay.JPG

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

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.