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SHORT HISTORY

     Clay County was formed in 1824 out of portions of Wayne, Crawford, and Fayette counties.  Its name is in honor of Henry Clay, famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century. Clay was an unsuccessful candidate for President in the year the County was named.

 


 

VILLAGES:
* Clay City
* Iola
* Louisville
* Sailor Springs
* Xenia
TOWNSHIPS:
* Bible Grove
* Blair
* Clay City
* Harter
* Hoosier
* Larkinsburg
* Louisville
* Oskaloosa
* Pixley
* Songer
* Stanford
* Xenia

County Seat: Louisville
Year Organized: 1824
Square Miles: 470
 
 

ADJACENT COUNTIES:

1. - Fayette County (northwest)
2. - Effingham County (north)
3 - Jasper County (northeast)
4. - Richland County (east)
5. - Wayne County (south)
6. - Marion County (west)

 

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