Clay County, Georgia

county in Georgia, United States

Clay County is a county in Georgia. Its county seat is Fort Gaines.

Clay County
Clay County Courthouse in Fort Gaines
Clay County Courthouse in Fort Gaines
Map of Georgia highlighting Clay County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°37′N 84°59′W / 31.62°N 84.99°W / 31.62; -84.99
Country United States
State Georgia
Founded1854; 170 years ago (1854)
Named forHenry Clay
SeatFort Gaines
Largest cityFort Gaines
 • Total217 sq mi (560 km2)
 • Land195 sq mi (510 km2)
 • Water22 sq mi (60 km2)  10.1%
 • Total2,848
 • Density16/sq mi (6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)


  1. "QuickFacts: Clay County, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2023.