Alabama Genealogy Newsletter



Suggest a resource/link or submit an article for inclusion

Clay County Genealogy




Sign up for the Alabama Genealogy Newsletter:

Popularity: 20% [?]

Clay County Alabama History and Profile:

Clay County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is 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. As of 2000 the population was 14,254. Its county seat is Ashland and it is a prohibition or dry county.

Clay County was established on December 7, 1866.

Clay County was created on 26 December 1866 from land taken from Randolph and Talladega Counties. Named after the statesman Henry Clay, the county seat was named after his estate called Ashland in Lexington, Kentucky. Clay County was formed as the citizens had a difficult time reaching the county seats of Wedowee in Randolph County because of the river to the east and Talladega was difficult to reach because of the intervening mountains. Even today, Clay County is the only county in Alabama to have no US Highways in its boundaries. From www.genrecords.org/alhn/clay/

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Clay County, Alabama:

* Ashland
* Lineville

300x250

Clay County Government

Ashland City Public Library
11 2nd Avenue North
Ashland, AL 36251

Lineville Public Library
60119 Hwy. 49
Lineville, AL 36266

Clay County Historic Places

Hugo Black House

Clay County Courthouse

Clay County Genealogy Resources

Clay County Alabama USGenWeb Site

Clay County USGenWeb Archives

Clay County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Clay County Historical Society
Box 997
Ashland, AL 36251

Vital Records

Clay County Clerk
P.O. Box 187
Ashland, AL 36251
Phone: (256) 354-7888

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger howeer. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.

Census

1860 Federal Census Transcription – Selected Townships which became Clay County, Slave Schedule, Index

1870 Federal Census Transcription – Files named by township

1880 Federal Census Transcription – Files named by township Almond/Ashland districts

1900 Federal Census Index A-L surnames
1900 Federal Census Index M-Z surnames

1900 Federal Census Images

1920 Federal Census Images

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Clay County

Clay County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

Query Forums

Genealogy Forums can be a great way to find other people that are researching the same ancestors as you are. Even if they may be not be researching the same direct line but related lines you may find information that is useful in your own research. Make sure to verify any other research that you add to your own research and try to document it well. If asking questions in genealogy forums it is good to provide as much information as possible and in the subject of the posting try to give name and a date or range of dates to help make your query more likely to be found. Posts with titles like “looking for family” or “help!” are too generic and something along the lines of “John Smith b. abt 1828 md. Hannah Jones” would be more helpful to get your post read by those that are interested in the John Smith/Hannah Jones family.

Clay County, AL at
genforum

News Related to Clay County, AL

“Clay County” al – Google News

Closing time: Moonshine still located in Clay County near Ashland – The Huntsville Times – al.com

Closing time: Moonshine still located in Clay County near Ashland
The Huntsville Times – al.com
ASHLAND, AlabamaAlabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board agents this afternoon discovered a "well-hidden" moonshine still near Ashland. Authorities said an arrest is pending, as a suspect was seen near the still. The 20-barrel still was found by the …
Functioning moonshine still found near AshlandWDEF News 12

all 12 news articles »




Lawmen in Clay County catch 2 men after attempted break-in – al.com

Lawmen in Clay County catch 2 men after attempted break-in
al.com
CLAY COUNTY, Alabama — Lawmen in Clay County arrested two men after a burglary attempt Friday, catching one after a two-hour manhunt. Clay County sheriff's deputies were called to the 200 block of Mattox Road in the Shiloh community around 3:21 …




20 barrel still destroyed in Clay County – WSFA

20 barrel still destroyed in Clay County
WSFA
Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board agents discovered a well-hidden moonshine still in Clay County on Thursday. Agents say the 20 barrel still was found in the process of investigating a tip regarding a possible marijuana field. The still was




Album review: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, ‘Mandatory Fun’ – Daily Clay County Advocate-Press

Album review: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, 'Mandatory Fun'
Daily Clay County Advocate-Press
That said, it would be hard for anyone to deny that Al's latest effort, “Mandatory Fun,” continues the late-career renaissance that began with 2006's “Straight Outta Lynwood.” (A run only slightly outmatched by the actual Renaissance.) He may not cover

and more »




Wendell McLain runs for open Ward 3 seat – Auburn Villager

Wendell McLain runs for open Ward 3 seat
Auburn Villager
McLains background in community service includes spending time as president of a Chamber of Commerce in Clay County, helping to start an educational foundation during his time at Alabama Power and being president of a three-county economic …




Take a photo tour of Alabama’s oldest and most picturesque courthouses, built … – The Birmingham News – al.com

Take a photo tour of Alabama's oldest and most picturesque courthouses, built
The Birmingham News – al.com
Additions have been made over the years, and the courthouse was repaired following a 1912 tornado and redesigned following a 1925 fire, according to the Encyclopedia of Alabama. It is the one of four antebellum courthouses still used for court


Popularity: 20% [?]

Sign up for the Alabama Genealogy Newsletter:

Popularity: 20% [?]

Suggest a resource/link or submit an article for inclusion