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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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Revision as of 19:57, 11 May 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Clay County

County Courthouse

History

Henry Clay.JPG

The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[1]

Parent County

1871--Clay County was created 12 May 1871 from Chickasaw, Lowndes, Monroe and Oktibbeha Counties. It was named Colfax County until 1876.
County seat:  West Point [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

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).

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