Clay County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Clay County, Georgia (Map It) was created on February 16, 1854 from Early County and Randolph County. Clay County was named in honor of Henry Clay (1777 - 1852), the Secretary of State, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and a U.S. Senator from Kentucky. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Clay County is bordered by  Quitman County (north), Randolph County (northeast), Calhoun County (east), Early County (south), Henry County, Alabama (west), Barbour County, Alabama (northwest).

A Map of Clay County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Clay County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Clay County, Georgia Courthouse
Clay County, GA Courthouse

The Clay County Courthouse is located in Fort Gaines, Georgia. Learn More About State of Georgia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Clay county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

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  • Clay County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1854 and Court Records from 1854. The County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county.
  • Clay County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1854 and Probate Records from 1854.The County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
  • Clay County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Clay County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Clay County, Georgia Census Records

Clay County, Georgia Vital Records

Clay County, Georgia Resources

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