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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[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>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1857--'''Clay County was created 24 December 1857 from [[Cooke County, Texas|Cooke ]]County. '''County seat:''' Henrietta <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 24 December 1857 from [[Cooke County, Texas|Cooke ]]County. <br>'''County seat:''' Henrietta <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
The county was named for Henry Clay, statesman from Kentucky.
 
The county was named for Henry Clay, statesman from Kentucky.
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
'''1873--'''Records of the first organization were transferred to Montague County, where many were destroyed in a courthouse fire on 25 February 1873.  
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'''1873--'''Records of the first organization were transferred to Montague County, where many were destroyed in a courthouse fire on 25 February 1873.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==

Revision as of 01:11, 22 May 2010

United States  > Texas > Counties C > Clay County

County Courthouse

History

U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852)

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

Parent County

1857--Clay County was created 24 December 1857 from Cooke County.
County seat: Henrietta [2]

The county was named for Henry Clay, statesman from Kentucky.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1873--Records of the first organization were transferred to Montague County, where many were destroyed in a courthouse fire on 25 February 1873.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Bellevue | Byers | Dean | Henrietta | Jolly | Petrolia |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.

References

  1. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).