Clay County, Mississippi Genealogy

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[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|300px|U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852)]]
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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>
  
 
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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. '''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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'''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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Contents

County Courthouse

History

U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852)

The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[1]

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 [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

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. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).