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County Courthouse

Clay County; PO Box 815; West point, MS 39773; ph. 662.494.3124 Details: (Formerly Colfax Co. Name changed to Clay 10 Apr 1876) (Clk Cir Ct has m & ct rec; Clk Chan Ct has div, pro & land rec from 1872)

History

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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

Census

For tips on accessing Clay County, Mississippi Genealogy 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. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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