Clay County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Clay County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The county seat is West Point.

Clay County
West Point City Hall at West Point Central City Historic District.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Clay County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°39′N 88°46′W / 33.65°N 88.77°W / 33.65; -88.77
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1871
Named forHenry Clay
SeatWest Point
Largest cityWest Point
Area
 • Total416 sq mi (1,080 km2)
 • Land410 sq mi (1,100 km2)
 • Water5.9 sq mi (15 km2)  1.4%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total20,634
 • Density50/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.claycountyms.com