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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 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 March 29, 1858
County Seat Clay
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Address Clay County Courthouse
207 Main Street
Clay, WV 25043
Phone: 304-354-3661
Clay County Website


County Courthouse

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.



Clay County Churches



Local Histories


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

Clay County, West Virginia Map

Clay Country TrailsRus

Clay County, West Virginia


Civil War


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

Records are available:

World War I

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


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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  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.


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