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== Clay County Courthouse ==
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== Clay County Courthouse ==
  
Clay County Courthouse<br> 1 Courthouse Square<br> Liberty, MO 64086<br> Phone: 816.792.7637&nbsp;<br><br>Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records&nbsp;<br>from 1822; Probate Court has probate records  
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[https://www.claycountymo.gov/ Clay County Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square<br>Liberty, MO 64086<br>Phone: 816.792.7637&nbsp;<br><br>Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records&nbsp;<br>from 1822; Probate Court has probate records
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 09:39, 17 October 2012

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Clay County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Clay County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Liberty, MO 64086
Phone: 816.792.7637 

Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records 
from 1822; Probate Court has probate records

History[edit | edit source]

Henry Clay.JPG

The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[1]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1822--Clay County was created 2 January 1822 from Ray County.
County seat: Liberty [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

See an interactive map of Clay County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Roberts Cemetery, Gallatin BillionGraves

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Clay County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church[edit | edit source]

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Missouri City

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]


Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Clay County, Missouri Genealogy for European settlers included:

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]
Civil War Battle[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Clay County

  • September 17, 1861 = Liberty[5] aslo known as Blue Mills Landing, Blue Mills

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
Deaths[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries [edit | edit source]

Liberty Tribune, 1860-1869 and Liberty Weekly Tribune, 1846-1860 Searchable online at the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Digital Collections, Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers.

Smithville Historical Society[edit | edit source]

Smithville is located in both Clay and Platte counties. There are a number of resources available on their website.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)