Place:Clay, Minnesota, United States

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Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 58,999. Its name is in honor of American statesman Henry Clay, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century. Its county seat is Moorhead. It was originally called Breckenridge County, but changed to its current name in 1862.

Clay County is part of the Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1858 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1864 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1872 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 79
1870 92
1880 5,887
1890 11,517
1900 17,942
1910 19,640
1920 21,780
1930 23,120
1940 25,337
1950 30,363
1960 39,080
1970 46,585
1980 49,327
1990 50,422

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External links

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