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Clay County, Mississippi
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Clay County, Mississippi Facts

When was Clay County, MS Created?
Clay County was established on May 12, 1871 from Chickasaw CountyLowndes CountyMonroe County and Oktibbeha County.

What is the County Seat of Clay County, MS?
The County Seat is located in West Point additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Clay County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Chickasaw CountyMonroe CountyLowndes CountyOktibbeha County and Webster County.

Clay County, MS Vital Records

Where can find Clay County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Clay County vital records can be found at the Mississippi Department of Health which has copies of birth and death records after 1912, Marriage and a Divorce records since 1926. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Mississippi for current fees and application process.

Certified marriages may also be obtained from the Circuit Clerk Court. Certified divorce decrees may also be obtained from the Chancery Clerk Court.

Clay County Health Department has birth and death records from November 1, 1912. You may go to any county health department in the State of Mississippi to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.

You can search online for Clay County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Mississippi Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDeath Certificate Application to mail.

Clay County, MS Census Records

What Clay County, MS census records are available?
Clay County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Clay Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Clay Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1880. Clay Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Clay County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Clay County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Clay County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Clay County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Mississippi courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Mississippi residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Clay County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Mississippi Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Clay County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Clay County, MS?
A list of Clay County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.

Where can I connect with other Clay County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Clay County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Clay County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is basically a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Clay Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Clay Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Clay Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Clay Co. MS General and History Websites

Clay Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clay Co. MS Military Records