Clay County, West Virginia

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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Clay County, West Virginia|Clay County]]''
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Clay County, West Virginia|Clay County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Clay County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{WVDC}}
  
*[[Image:Old Clay County, West Virginia Couthouse.JPG|thumb|right|300px]]Clay County
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Clay County
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| state = West Virginia
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = March 29
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| seat wl = Clay
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| building image = Old Clay County, West Virginia Couthouse.JPG
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| building address =Clay County Courthouse<br>207 Main Street<br>Clay, WV 25043<br>Phone: 304-354-3661<br>[http://www.claycounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx '''Clay County Website''']
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207 Main Street
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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Clay, WV 25043
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304-354-3661
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*County Clerk has Birth Death Marriage records from 1858 and Death Records
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County Clerk has Birth Death Marriage records from 1858<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|300px]]  
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[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|300px|Henry Clay.JPG]]  
  
 
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>  
 
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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[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Clay/clahistory.html Clay County History]
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[http://www.enotes.com/topic/Clay_County,_West_Virginia Clay County, West Virginia enotes]
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/clay/townhistories.htm Clay County Town Histories]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Wvclay.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Wvclay.jpg]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
'''Census'''
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/clay.htm Clay County Tombstone Transcription Project]<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3071 Find A Grave Clay County, West Virginia]<br>[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/clay/cemetery.htm Clay County Cemetery Listings]<br>[http://www.caring.com/local/funeral-homes-in-clay-county-west-virginia Funeral Homes in Clay County, West Virginia]
  
'''{{WVcensus}}'''
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==== Census  ====
  
Join us in indexing the [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census 1940 Census]
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{{WVcensus}}
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/clay/churches.htm Clay County Churches]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
 
'''Hall of Fame '''Clay County, West Virginia
 
 
"May we preserve their memories &amp; Contributions!"
 
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
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[[[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]|1850 Map of West Virginia]]
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[[[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]| ]]
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[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Clay+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884915583457e685:0xc14e45f87f7cb942,Clay,+WV&gl=us&ei=z1qYT-PhHaOh2QWIzp22Bw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAQ Clay County, West Virginia Map]  
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[http://www.trailsrus.com/westvirginia/clay-a.html Clay Country TrailsRus]
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[http://www.trailsrus.com/railcoalwv/clay.html Clay County, West Virginia]  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
<br>West Virginia, Civil War Service [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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===== Civil War =====
  
'''Naturalization'''  
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'''Union'''  
  
'''West Virgina, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]<br>&nbsp;'''Newspapers  
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:- [[8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry|8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry]].<ref>Ronald R. Turner, ''7th West Virginia Cavalry'' (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]; {{FHL|433287|item|disp=FHL Book 975.4 M2t}}.</ref>
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Records are available:
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*West Virginia, Civil War Service {{RecordSearch|1932429|Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
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===== World War I  =====
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/clay/clww1.htm World War I Clay County]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/clay/clkia.htm Clay County Soldiers Killed in Action]
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==== Naturalization  ====
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West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]  
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==== Newspapers ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
<br>West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]  
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Clay county, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030604%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1865 - 1968]<br>West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1858-1969 - free.
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/clay/claymar.htm Clay County, West Virginia Marriages]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://claywvhistoricalsociety.org/home.html Clay County], West Virginia Historical Society
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[http://clay.lib.wv.us/ Clay County Public Library]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Clay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
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*Clay County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/clay.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]
 
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/clay/clayfam.htm Clay County, West Virginia Families]
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*[http://nicholaswv.org/modules/AMS/article.php?storyid=52 Neal's of Clay and Nicholas Counties, West Virginia]
  
 
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Guide to Clay County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Clay County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Clay County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 29, 1858
County Seat Clay
Courthouse
Old Clay County, West Virginia Couthouse.JPG
Address Clay County Courthouse
207 Main Street
Clay, WV 25043
Phone: 304-354-3661
Clay County Website

Contents

County Courthouse



County Clerk has Birth Death Marriage records from 1858[1]

History

Henry Clay.JPG

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

Clay County History

Clay County, West Virginia enotes

Parent County

1858--Clay County was created 29 March 1858 from Braxton and Nicholas Counties.
County seat: Clay [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Clay County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Clay County Town Histories

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvclay.jpg

Cemeteries

Clay County Tombstone Transcription Project
Find A Grave Clay County, West Virginia
Clay County Cemetery Listings
Funeral Homes in Clay County, West Virginia

Census

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


 

Church

Clay County Churches

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

[[Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia| ]]

Clay County, West Virginia Map

Clay Country TrailsRus

Clay County, West Virginia

Military

Civil War

Union

- 8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry.[4]

Records are available:

World War I

World War I Clay County

Clay County Soldiers Killed in Action

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate

Clay county, West Virginia Will Books 1865 - 1968
West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

. Includes marriages 1858-1969 - free.

Clay County, West Virginia Marriages

Societies and Libraries

Clay County, West Virginia Historical Society

Clay County Public Library


Family History Centers

Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, West Virginia. Page 743 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. Ronald R. Turner, 7th West Virginia Cavalry (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb; FHL Book 975.4 M2t.