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==== Smithville Historical Society ====
  
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Smithville is located in both Clay and Platte counties. There are a number of resources available on their [http://www.windingriverarchives.com/smithvillehistoricalsociety2/ website].
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Revision as of 19:35, 13 October 2011

Template:Missouri-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Clay County

County Courthouse

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

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

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

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).