Clay County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Clay County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. During the 2020 United States Census, 11,089 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Hayesville.

Clay County
Clay County Government Center
Clay County Government Center
"Clay County – It's Good for the Soul"
Map of North Carolina highlighting Clay County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°03′11″N 83°45′08″W / 35.052997°N 83.752264°W / 35.052997; -83.752264
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forHenry Clay
Largest communityHayesville
 • Total220.78 sq mi (571.8 km2)
 • Land214.98 sq mi (556.8 km2)
 • Water5.80 sq mi (15.0 km2)  2.63%
 • Total11,089
 • Density51.58/sq mi (19.92/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district11th

History change

The county was made in 1861 from the southeastern part of Cherokee County.

Government change

Clay County is part of the local Southwestern Commission council of governments.

Connected Counties change

These counties are connected to Clay County:

Cities and towns change

These cities and towns are in Clay County:

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Clay County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.