Place:Clay, West Virginia, United States

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Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,386. Its county seat is Clay. Founded in 1858, it is named in honor of Henry Clay, famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century.

Clay County is part of the Charleston, WV metropolitan area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1858 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 1,787
1870 2,196
1880 3,460
1890 4,659
1900 8,248
1910 10,233
1920 11,486
1930 13,125
1940 15,206
1950 14,961
1960 11,942
1970 9,330
1980 11,265
1990 9,983

Research Tips

Clay County Historical Society website

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