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| state = South Dakota
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| founded year = 1862
| founded date = April 10
| seat wl = Vermillion
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Revision as of 16:46, 12 February 2011

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Clay County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Clay County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Dakota
Location of South Dakota in the U.S.
Founded April 10, 1862
County Seat Vermillion
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County Courthouse


Henry Clay.JPG

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

Parent County

1862--Clay County was created 10 April 1862 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Vermillion [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation & Military Service

   1905 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1915 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1925 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search




Local Histories






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


  1. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).