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Clay County, West Virginia
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.
Founded 1858
County Seat Clay

United States  Gotoarrow.png West Virginia  Gotoarrow.png Clay County


County Courthouse

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Clay County Courthouse
207 Main Street
Clay, WV 25043

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


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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



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


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

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Clay County Churches



Local Histories


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

Clay County, West Virginia Map

Clay Country TrailsRus

Clay County, West Virginia


West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865

World War I Clay County

Clay County Soldiers Killed in Action


West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991



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


Vital Records

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


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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  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).


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