Clay County, Mississippi Genealogy Guide

Clay County, Mississippi (Map It) was created on May 12, 1871 from Chickasaw County, Lowndes County, Monroe County and Oktibbeha County. The county was named in honor of Henry Clay, U.S. Senator from Kentucky and giant of Nineteenth Century politics . Learn More About State of Mississippi History

Clay County is bordered by Chickasaw County (north), Monroe County (northeast), Lowndes County (southeast), Oktibbeha County (south) and Webster County (west).

Clay County Cities and Towns include West Point.

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

Clay County, Mississippi Courthouse Records

Clay County, Mississippi Courthouse
Clay County, MS Courthouse

The Clay County Courthouse is located in West Point, Mississippi. Learn More About State of Mississippi 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.

  • Clay County Chancery Court Clerk has Land Records from 1872, Probate Records from 1872 and Divorce Records from see Clerk. The County Chancery Court Clerk record all documents (warranty deeds, deed of trusts, military discharges, etc) to be in Public Land Records and create and maintain indexes for the documents filed in the land records, such as sectional indexes, direct/reverse indexes, etc. Maintain the Court dockets and file all records of the Court. Record and preserve court minute books. Submit divorce and other statistics to the Mississippi Department of Vital Records.
  • Clay County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1872 and Court Records from 1872. The County Clerk of Circuit Court include Receiving and fileing all law suits, indictments, motions and other related papers in all Civil and Criminal Cases filed in the Circuit or County Courts. Keeps a record of all Judgments and Executions, Issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages.
  • Clay County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Clay County Health Department has birth and death records from November 1, 1912. You may go to any county health department in the State of Mississippi to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.

Clay County, Mississippi Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Mississippi Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
  • State Population Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
  • Union Veterans Schedules: 1890

Clay County, Mississippi Vital Records

Clay County, Mississippi Resources

Clay County, Mississippi External Links

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