Clay County, Minnesota Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse
807 11th Street North
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218-299-5002 (Administration)
Phone: 218-299-5031

County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records
from 1872 and military records  from 1917; Court Administration
has divorce and court records from 1931 and probate records from from 1885[1]

History

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

Parent County

1858--Clay County was created 18 March 1858 from Pembina (Old) County. 
County seat: Moorhead [3]

  • For a brief history of how Clay County was named, click here, then select Clay County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Barnesville | Comstock | Dilworth | Felton | Georgetown | Glyndon | Hawley | Hitterdal | Moorhead | Sabin | Ulen

Townships

Alliance Township | Barnesville Township | Cromwell Township | Eglon Township | Elkton Township | Elmwood Township | Felton Township | Flowing Township | Georgetown Township | Glyndon Township | Goose Prairie Township | Hagen Township | Hawley Township | Highland Grove Township | Holy Cross Township | Humboldt Township | Keene Township | Kragnes Township | Kurtz Township | Moland Township | Moorhead Township | Morken Township | Oakport Township | Parke Township | Riverton Township | Skree Township | Spring Prairie Township | Tansem Township | Ulen Township | Viding Township

CDP

Oakport

Unincorporated Areas

Baker | Dale | Downer | Kragnes | Muskoda | Rollag | Winnipeg Junction

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Minnesota, Clay County Land and Property Records, 1872-1947

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Schools

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Minnesota, Clay County School Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Minnesota page 363, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).