Clay County, North Carolina

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Clay County, North Carolina
Clay County Courthouse in Hayesville, main entrance.jpg
Clay County Courthouse in Hayesville
Location within North Carolina
Location within North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Founded1861
Named forHenry Clay
SeatHayesville
Largest townHayesville
Area
 • Total221 sq mi (572 km2)
 • Land215 sq mi (557 km2)
 • Water5.9 sq mi (15 km2), 2.7%
Population
 • (2010)10,587
 • Density49/sq mi (19/km2)
Congressional district11th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.clayconc.com

Clay County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. During the 2000 United States Census, 8,775 people lived there. 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: