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Welcome to Clay County

Thank you for visiting the Clay County website.  We hope you find this website useful an an overview of the services provided by the Clay County elected officials and departments.  With true Southern hospitality, we welcome you and stand ready to help you enjoy life in our community and grow your business here.

Clay County was created April 4, 1872.  Named in honor of American statesman, Henry Clay, Clay County was originally organized from parts of Chickasaw, Lowndes, Monroe and Oktibbeha Counties, and named Colfax County after Schuyler Colfax, Vice-President in the Grant administration.  In 1876, the Mississippi legislature changed the name to Clay County.