Clay County, Tennessee Records
Clay County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on June 16, 1870 from Jackson County and Overton County. This Clay County was named in honor of U.S. Speaker of the House and Secretary of State Henry Clay (1777–1852).Learn More About State of Tennessee History
Clay County is bordered by Monroe County, Kentucky (north), Cumberland County, Kentucky (northeast), Pickett County (east), Overton County (southeast), Jackson County (south) and Macon County (west) .
Clay County Cities and Towns include Celina, Hermitage Springs, Maple Grove .
A Map of Clay County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Clay County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Clay County, TN Courthouse
The Clay County Courthouse is located in Celina, Tennessee. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Clay county or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Clay County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1871 and Probate Records from 1871 .
- Clay County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1871 .
- Clay County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1871, Circuit Court Minutes from 1871 and County Court Minutes 1871 .
- Clay County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1884, 1885, 1897-1900 and are located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Tax lists can be used to locate families, document historic properties and study community history. Early tax lists generally include all white males over 21 and indicate whether they owned land or slaves.
- Clay County Health Department issues birth certificates and death certificates (deaths which occurred in that county within the past three years, and a few county health departments keep death records for longer periods of time).
Clay County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Clay County, Tennessee Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Vital Records
- Birth Records: from January 1914 to present, also for Nashville since June 1881, for Knoxville since July 1881, and for Chattanooga since January 1882
- Marriage, Divorce and Death Records: from the past 50 years to present.
- Locations: Tennessee Office of Vital Records, Tennessee State Library and Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Tennessee Office of Vital Records, 1st Floor, Central Services Building, 421 Fifth Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37243; PH: 615-741-1763
Clay County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Clay County Public Library
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Clay County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Clay County
Clay County, Tennessee External Links
- Tennessee Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Clay County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Clay County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Clay County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Clay Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Clay County History and Culture
- Clay County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Clay Co. TNGenweb
- Clay County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Clay Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Clay County, Tennessee Military Records