Clay County NC Genealogy

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Clay County Records by City/Town

Brasstown Genealogy (27)
Hayesville Genealogy (89)


Shooting Creek Genealogy (31)
Tusquittee Genealogy (26)


Overview of Clay County Records

  • Clay County was created in 1861 from Cherokee County.
  • Copies of birth and death certificates for 1916 and later can be obtained from the North Carolina Vital Records Office.
  • The Clay County‚Äôs fire in 1870 destroyed all records of the county.
  • The Clay County Register of Deeds has military records starting in 1913, birth records starting in 1913, death records starting in 1913, marriage records starting in 1879, and land records starting in 1870.
  • The Clay County Superior Court has probate records starting in 1862 and court records starting in 1868.
  • Online indexes and images of many of the above records can be found by using the links on this site.