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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Clay County'''
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Guide to '''Clay County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Clay_County,_North_Carolina|Clay County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1870</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1870</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1870</center>
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[http://www.clayconc.com/ Clay County Courthouse]<br>Hayesville, NC 28904-0118<br>Phone: 828-389-6301<br><br>Registrar of Deeds has birth, death and military records from 1913<br>marriage records from 1879&nbsp;and land records&nbsp;from 1870<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.clayconc.com/ Clay County Courthouse]<br>Hayesville, NC 28904-0118<br>Phone: 828-389-6301<br><br>Registrar of Deeds has birth, death and military records from 1913<br>marriage records from 1879&nbsp;and land records&nbsp;from 1870<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{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|200px]]  
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[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|200px|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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1870--'''Fire (not courthouse) destroyed all records of the county.
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'''1870--'''Fire (not courthouse) destroyed all records of the county.  
 
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For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/nc-counties.html#courthouse North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
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*[[Macon County, North Carolina|Macon]]  
 
*[[Macon County, North Carolina|Macon]]  
 
*[[Rabun County, Georgia|Rabun County, Georgia]]  
 
*[[Rabun County, Georgia|Rabun County, Georgia]]  
*[[Towns County, Georgia|Towns County, Georgia<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1227631280281_617" />]]  
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*[[Towns County, Georgia|Towns County, Georgia]]  
 
*[[Union County, Georgia|Union County, Georgia]]
 
*[[Union County, Georgia|Union County, Georgia]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncclay.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncclay.png]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
  
{{Census|North Carolina}}
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{{Census|North Carolina}}  
  
==== Church ====
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==== Church ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company G<br>:- [[7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry|7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company B<br>:- [[7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry|7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company C<br><br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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*'''1870-1908''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncclay/earlymar.htm Clay County, North Carolina Early Marriages] at USGenWeb - free.
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*'''1870-1970''' - Clay County Marriage Books A-Z Index 1870-1970 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.</ref> [[Category:IGIcheck]]
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== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/clay-county/ Clay County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*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.  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Clay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Clay|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
<references />{{North Carolina|North Carolina}}  
 
<references />{{North Carolina|North Carolina}}  
 
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Guide to Clay County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Clay County, North Carolina
Map
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1861
County Seat Hayesville
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Clay County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1870
1913
1870
1870
1863

Clay County Courthouse
Hayesville, NC 28904-0118
Phone: 828-389-6301

Registrar of Deeds has birth, death and military records from 1913
marriage records from 1879 and land records from 1870[1]

History

Henry Clay.JPG

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

Parent County

1861--Clay County was created 20 February 1861 from Cherokee County.
County seat: Hayesville [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1870--Fire (not courthouse) destroyed all records of the county. For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncclay.png

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
:- 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, Company B
:- 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, Company C

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriage

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, North Carolina. Page 507 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).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.