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Clay County, Alabama

Clay County was created on Dec. 7, 1866. It was formed from Randolph County and Talladega County. This particular county was named in honor of U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky.

Currently the Clay County Seat is located in Ashland and in addition the county government website is

Locations adjacent Clay County happen to be  Cleburne County (north), Randolph County (east), Tallapoosa County (south), Coosa County (southwest), Talladega County (west)

Cities and towns found in Clay County consist of Ashland, Lineville.

Clay County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Clay County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Clay County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Clay Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Clay Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Clay Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Clay County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Clay County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Clay County Courthouse and Government Records

Clay County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Clay County court, probate, and land documents as a source of genealogy and family history details.

Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of countless Alabama people.

The odds are excellent that your ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least several aspects of their lives in the Clay County court records.

Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

  • Clay County Clerk of Circuit Court 
    • Address: Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 187, Ashland, AL 36251
    • Phone: (256) 354-2198
    • Court Records: 1875
    • Divorce Records:
  • Clay County Clerk of Probate Court 
    • Address: Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 187, Ashland, AL 36251
    • Phone: (256) 354-2198
    • Marriage Records: 1872 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1876
    • Land Records: 1875
  • Clay County Revenue Commissioner's Office
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  • Clay County Health Department has Birth Records from 1920, Death records from 1920. 

Clay County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Clay County.

Clay Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Clay Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Clay Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Clay Co. AL Census Records

Clay Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Clay Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Clay Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Clay Co. AL General and History Websites

Clay Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Clay Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clay Co. AL Military Records

Clay Co. AL Schools & Directories

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