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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

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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
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News Related to Clay County, AL

“Clay County” al – Google News

Leeds 28, Central-Clay County 7: Marshall, Nation both top 100 rushing yards – The Birmingham News – al.com

Leeds 28, Central-Clay County 7: Marshall, Nation both top 100 rushing yards
The Birmingham News – al.com
Quarterback Tadarryl Marshall rolled up 107 rushing yards and two touchdowns on seven carries, while Tre Nation added 102 yards and a 32-yard score as Class 4A No. 1 Leeds pulled away for a 28-7 home victory at Class 5A No. 4 Central of Clay County.




Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 5 – Alabama’s News Leader

Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 5
Alabama’s News Leader
Central – Clay County 21, Shelby County 7. Central-Florence 41, East Lawrence 14. Central-Phenix City 47, Auburn 17. Central-Tuscaloosa 37, Sumter Central High School 14. Chelsea 16, Southside-Gadsden 13. Chickasaw 37, McIntosh 8. Childersburg 27 …
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Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 12 – Alabama’s News Leader

Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 12
Alabama’s News Leader
Leeds 28, Central – Clay County 7. Leroy 19, Flomaton 12. Lexington 47, Clements 12. Lincoln 37, Alexandria 32. Loachapoka 30, Verbena 24. Locust Fork 46, Westminster Christian Academy 21. Luverne 34, Highland Home 23. Madison County 67, Butler 8




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George and Tonnie Derscheid and David and Phyllis Derscheid, along with other family members and siblings, attended the 60th wedding anniversary of Al and Pauline Krueger on September 13, at the Lunder Lutheran Church near Albert Lea.




What are tonight’s biggest games across the Birmingham metro area? – AL.com

What are tonight's biggest games across the Birmingham metro area?
AL.com
Central coach Kris Herron knows tonight's opponent well after facing Leeds for so many years at Clay County, but this bunch is different. The offensive line might … Jeff Sentell covers prep sports for AL.com and the Birmingham News. Follow him on




When Consumer Debts Go Unpaid, Paychecks Can Take A Big Hit – Alabama Public Radio

When Consumer Debts Go Unpaid, Paychecks Can Take A Big Hit
Alabama Public Radio
In Clay County, Mo., where Capital One brought its suit against Evans in 2011, only 7 percent of defendants in debt collection cases have their own attorneys, according to ProPublica's review of state court data. Often the debtors don't show up to

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