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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Clay County''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Clay County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.clay.mn.us/ Clay County Courthouse]<br>807 11th Street North<br>Moorhead, MN 56560<br>Phone: 218-299-5002 (Administration)<br>Phone: 218-299-5031<br> <br>County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records<br> from 1872 and military records from 1917. <br>Court Administration has divorce and court records from 1931 <br>and probate records from from 1885. <ref name="HBG">''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|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|300px]]
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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  ====
  
'''1858--'''Clay County was created 18 March 1858&nbsp;from Pembina (Old)&nbsp;County.&nbsp;'''County seat: '''Moorhead <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1858--'''Clay County was created 18 March 1858&nbsp;from Pembina (Old)&nbsp;County.&nbsp;<br>'''County seat: '''Moorhead <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*For a brief history of how Clay County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Clay County.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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===== Cities  =====
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[http://www.barnesvillemn.com/ Barnesville] | Comstock | [http://dilworthcitymn.com/ Dilworth] | Felton | [http://www.ci.georgetown.mn.us/ Georgetown] | [http://glyndonmn.com/ Glyndon] | [http://www.hawley.govoffice.com/ Hawley] | Hitterdal | [http://www.ci.moorhead.mn.us/ Moorhead] | [http://cityofsabin.com/ Sabin] | Ulen <br>
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===== Townships  =====
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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
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===== CDP  =====
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Oakport
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===== Unincorporated Areas  =====
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Baker | Dale | Downer | Kragnes | Muskoda | Rollag | Winnipeg Junction <br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Becker County, Minnesota|Becker]]
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*[[Cass County, North Dakota|Cass County, North Dakota]]
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*[[Norman County, Minnesota|Norman]]
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*[[Otter Tail County, Minnesota|Otter Tail]]
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*[[Richland County, North Dakota|Richland County, North Dakota]]
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*[[Wilkin County, Minnesota|Wilkin]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fcollection%2F1762576%2Fwaypoints Minnesota, Clay County Land and Property Records, 1872-1947]<br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.info.co.clay.mn.us/History/history_of_clay_and_norman_counties.htm Biographies&nbsp;of Clay and Norman County, Minnesota 1918]&nbsp; Online biographical sketches of Clay and Norman county residents taken from the book&nbsp;''A History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota ''Vol. 2, pub. by B. F. Bowen and Co.
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Schools  ====
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Minnesota, Clay County School Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota, Clay County School Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[http://www.co.clay.mn.us/Depts/Recorder/WEBxtend/CCDthInd.htm Clay County Death Record Index]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.info.co.clay.mn.us/History/ Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201299&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Clay&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/clay/ Clay County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Clay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnclay/ Clay County GenWeb]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/clay/ Cyndi's List: Clay County]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 22:55, 18 December 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Gotoarrow.png Clay County

Hand and keyboard.jpg Minnesota
Online Records


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

Henry Clay.JPG

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, 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).