Clay County, Alabama Genealogy

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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

1866--Clay County was created 7 December 1866 from Randolph and Talladega Counties.
County seat: Ashland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

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).