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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Kansas|Kansas]] > Clay County''  
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{{Kansas-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Kansas|Kansas]] > Clay County''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.claycountykansas.org/ Clay County Courthouse]<br>712 5th St; PO Box 98<br>Clay Center, KS 67423-0098<br>Phone:. 785.632.2552&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage&nbsp;and death records 1885-1911; <br>Clerk District&nbsp;Court has divorce, probate and court records; <br>Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Kansas 249 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|300px|U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852)]]  
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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>
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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>  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
'''1857--'''Clay County was created 20 February 1857 as an original county. <br>'''County seat:''' Clay Center <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1857--'''Clay County was created 20 February 1857 as an original county. <br>'''County seat:''' Clay Center <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cloud_County,_Kansas|Cloud]]
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*[[Cloud County, Kansas|Cloud]]  
*[[Dickinson_County,_Kansas|Dickinson]]
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*[[Dickinson County, Kansas|Dickinson]]  
*[[Geary_County,_Kansas|Geary]]
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*[[Geary County, Kansas|Geary]]  
*[[Ottawa_County,_Kansas|Ottawa]]
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*[[Ottawa County, Kansas|Ottawa]]  
*[[Riley_County,_Kansas|Riley]]
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*[[Riley County, Kansas|Riley]]  
*[[Washington_County,_Kansas|Washington]]
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*[[Washington County, Kansas|Washington]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Military  ====
 
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Men from Clay County enlisted in the [[11th_Regiment,_Kansas_Cavalry|11th Cavalry Regiment]], Company L and the [[6th_Regiment,_Kansas_Infantry|6th]] and [[13th_Regiment,_Kansas_Infantry|13th]] Infantry Regiments.
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=203700&subject_disp=Kansas%2C+Clay&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Clay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Clay/ Clay County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Revision as of 18:19, 2 July 2012

Template:Kansas-stubUnited States  > Kansas > Clay County

County Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse
712 5th St; PO Box 98
Clay Center, KS 67423-0098
Phone:. 785.632.2552 

County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records 1885-1911;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records;
Register of Deeds has land records[1]

History

Henry Clay.JPG

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

Parent County

1857--Clay County was created 20 February 1857 as an original county.
County seat: Clay Center [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Men from Clay County enlisted in the 11th Cavalry Regiment, Company L and the 6th and 13th Infantry Regiments.

Newspapers

Probate

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, Kansas 249 {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).