Clay County, North Carolina

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Clay County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Clay County
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1861
Seat Hayesville
 • Total 221 sq mi (572 km2)
 • Water 6 sq mi (16 km2), 2.67%
 • (2000) 8,775
 • Density 40/sq mi (16/km2)

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: