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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Clay_County,_Missouri|Clay County]]''  
 
{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Clay_County,_Missouri|Clay County]]''  
  
Clay County; 1 Courthouse Sq; Liberty, MO 64086; Ph. 816.792.7637 Details: (Redr Deeds has m & land rec; Clk Cir Ct has div & ct rec from 1822; Pro Ct has pro rec)
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== Clay County Courthouse ==
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Clay County Courthouse<br> 1 Courthouse Square<br> Liberty, MO 64086<br> Phone: 816.792.7637&nbsp;<br><br>Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records&nbsp;<br>from 1822; Probate Court has probate records
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|300px|Henry Clay.JPG]]  
  
 
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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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147811 Roberts Cemetery, Gallatin] BillionGraves  
 
[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147811 Roberts Cemetery, Gallatin] BillionGraves  
  
==== Census ====
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all 114 Missouri counties including Clay County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all 114 Missouri counties including Clay County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
  
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==== Migration  ====
 
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*September 17, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo003.htm Liberty]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo003.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref> aslo known as&nbsp;Blue Mills Landing, Blue Mills
 
*September 17, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo003.htm Liberty]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo003.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref> aslo known as&nbsp;Blue Mills Landing, Blue Mills
  
[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
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[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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''Liberty Tribune,'' 1860-1869 and ''Liberty Weekly Tribune,'' 1846-1860 Searchable online at the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Digital Collections, [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=36cfb97e581bb6922283524a7cd15de7;page=index;c=catalogic;g=shs Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers].  
 
''Liberty Tribune,'' 1860-1869 and ''Liberty Weekly Tribune,'' 1846-1860 Searchable online at the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Digital Collections, [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=36cfb97e581bb6922283524a7cd15de7;page=index;c=catalogic;g=shs Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers].  
  
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 17:57, 25 September 2012

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Clay County Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Liberty, MO 64086
Phone: 816.792.7637 

Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records 
from 1822; Probate Court has probate records

History

Henry Clay.JPG

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

Parent County

1822--Clay County was created 2 January 1822 from Ray County.
County seat: Liberty [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Clay County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Roberts Cemetery, Gallatin BillionGraves

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Missouri City

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps


Migration

Early migration routes to and from Clay County, Missouri Genealogy for European settlers included:

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Clay County

  • September 17, 1861 = Liberty[5] aslo known as Blue Mills Landing, Blue Mills

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Liberty Tribune, 1860-1869 and Liberty Weekly Tribune, 1846-1860 Searchable online at the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Digital Collections, Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers.

Smithville Historical Society

Smithville is located in both Clay and Platte counties. There are a number of resources available on their website.

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).
  3. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)