Clay County, West Virginia

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Clay County
The Old Clay County Courthouse in Clay in 2007
The Old Clay County Courthouse in Clay in 2007
Map of West Virginia highlighting Clay County
Location within the U.S. state of West Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting West Virginia
West Virginia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°28′N 81°04′W / 38.46°N 81.07°W / 38.46; -81.07
Country United States
State West Virginia
FoundedMarch 29, 1858
Named forHenry Clay
SeatClay
Largest townClay
Area
 • Total344 sq mi (890 km2)
 • Land342 sq mi (890 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (5 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
8,910
 • Density26/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitewww.claycounty.wv.gov

Clay County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia.