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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

Class 5A midseason report: St. Paul’s leads new crop of contenders – AL.com


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Class 5A midseason report: St. Paul's leads new crop of contenders
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Central-Clay County: The Volunteers went 10-3 last season in 4A, and entered their debut 5A season with a No. 4 ranking. The transition has been tough due to a challenging schedule. Clay (2-3) has suffered losses to 6A Benjamin Russell, 4A top-ranked …




How Kentucky’s struggling miners view the country’s most expensive Senate race – Yahoo News


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How Kentucky's struggling miners view the country's most expensive Senate race
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The headquarters of B&W Resources, the mining company Spare works for, is a one-story building in Clay County, a verdant slice of Kentucky carved out of the Appalachian foothills. Trucks carrying up to 42 tons of coal rumble past the …. Al Cross

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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 man arrested following high speed chase through Moorhead – KFGO


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Alabama man arrested following high speed chase through Moorhead
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MOORHEAD (KFGO-AM) An Alabama man was arrested following a high speed chase through Moorhead and rural Clay County. Speeds at times were clocked at around 100 mph. It started near I-94 and Highway 52 early Tuesday when the driver fled a state …
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Plane found in Chattahoochee River with occupants inside, FAA to investigate – Dothan Eagle


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Plane found in Chattahoochee River with occupants inside, FAA to investigate
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According to a statement from the FAA, officials with the FAA were notified by Georgia police in Clay County, Georgia, about the discovery of wreckage of a Piper aircraft submerged in about 15 feet of water in the Chattahoochee River near Peachtree
Alabama officials find plane wreckage, bodies of passeng – WRBLWRBL
South AL plane's wreckage, occupants found a week after disappearanceFOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
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They Call Alabama the Crimson Tide: Southern Bastards in the Heart of Dixie – PopMatters


PopMatters
They Call Alabama the Crimson Tide: Southern Bastards in the Heart of Dixie
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His father had been Sheriff of Clay County many years before, a Sheriff like Buford Pusser who carried a big stick and imposed his own brand of justice on the people he served through the use of force, through raw power, through red-eyed fury and blood.


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