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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
'''Clay County North Carolina'''<br>
Town Square<br>
[http://www.clayconc.com/ Clay County Courthouse]<br>Hayesville, NC 28904-0118<br>Phone: 828-389-6301<br><br>Registrar of Deeds has birth, death and military records from 1913<br>marriage records from 1879&nbsp;and land records&nbsp;from 1870<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
Hayesville, NC 28904-0118<br>
Reg of Deeds has b, d and mil rec from 1913
m rec from 1879 & land rec from 1870<br>
Clay County was formed from Cherokee 20 Feb 1861<br>
== History  ==
== History  ==

Revision as of 21:08, 29 May 2012

Clay County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Clay County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1861
County Seat Hayesville
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County Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse
Hayesville, NC 28904-0118
Phone: 828-389-6301

Registrar of Deeds has birth, death and military records from 1913
marriage records from 1879 and land records from 1870[1]


Henry Clay.JPG

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

Parent County

1861--Clay County was created 20 February 1861 from Cherokee County.
County seat: Hayesville [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1870--Fire (not courthouse) destroyed all records of the county.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.




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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, North Carolina. Page 507 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).