Clay County, North Carolina

Coordinates: 35°03′11″N 83°45′08″W / 35.052997°N 83.752264°W / 35.052997; -83.752264
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Clay County
Clay County Government Center
Clay County Government Center
"Clay County – It's Good for the Soul"
Map of North Carolina highlighting Clay County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°03′11″N 83°45′08″W / 35.052997°N 83.752264°W / 35.052997; -83.752264
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forHenry Clay
Largest communityHayesville
 • Total220.78 sq mi (571.8 km2)
 • Land214.98 sq mi (556.8 km2)
 • Water5.80 sq mi (15.0 km2)  2.63%
 • Total11,089
 • Density51.58/sq mi (19.92/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district11th

Clay County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. During the 2020 United States Census, 11,089 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Hayesville.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1861 from the southeastern part of Cherokee County.

Government[change | change source]

Clay County is part of the local Southwestern Commission council of governments.

Connected Counties[change | change source]

These counties are connected to Clay County:

Cities and towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Clay County:

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Clay County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.