Place:Clay, Missouri, United States

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Clay County is a county located in Northwest Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 221,939, making it the seventh most populous county in the state. Its county seat is Liberty. The county was organized January 2, 1822 and named in honor of U.S. Representative Henry Clay from Kentucky, later member of the United States Senate and United States Secretary of State.

Clay County is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and consists of many of the city's northern suburbs.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1821 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1883 Birth 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
1830 5,338
1840 8,282
1850 10,332
1860 13,023
1870 15,564
1880 15,572
1890 19,856
1900 18,903
1910 20,302
1920 20,455
1930 26,811
1940 30,417
1950 45,221
1960 87,474
1970 123,322
1980 136,488
1990 153,411

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External links

www.claycogov.com/


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