Clay County, Arkansas
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Clay County

Established: March 24, 1873
County seats: Corning, Piggott
Parent counties: Greene, Randolph
Population: 16,083 (2010 Census)
Area: 639.47 square miles (2010 Census)

European settlement in the Clay County area began in the early 1800s with Pierre LeMieux, a Frenchman who settled east of the Black River. His settlement, Petit Baril, was called Peach Orchard by Americans and was near the present-day town of Peach Orchard.  
[Excerpt from Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]

Cities, Towns and Other Populated Places
Corning * Greenway * Knobel * McDougal * Peach Orchard * Piggott * Pollard * Rector * St. Francis *
 Datto * Nimmons * Success *
Scatterville

Townships
Bennett-Lemmons * Bradshaw-Haywood * Brown-Carpenter * Cache-Wilson * Chalk Bluff-Liddell * Clark * Cleveland-North Kilgore * East Oak Bluff-Blue Cane * Gleghorn-South Kilgore * Johnson * Knob * Nelson * North St. Francis * Payne-Swain *
Pollard * South St. Francis * West Oak Bluff


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Clay County Data

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Census Records

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Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

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Obituaries and Death Notices

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Jan 2018:  obits for HENSON, HOLLIFIELD.  Community news Piggott Chamber of Commerce

Nov 2017:  Mobile Friendly! County History.  Gossip news for WALKER, WHITE, TRAINOR, MOORE, ROYAL, GUFFY, HOLCOMB, LENTZ, WHITE, JOHNSON, MCDANIEL, ALLEN, WHITE.  Sicklist news for WHITE.  Obituary for WALKER, HUNT

Previous Updates: obits for MANNING, GOLDMAN, VINCENT, STARNS, COLLINS, BALDWIN, MARCH, FLANERY. Obits for THOMAS, CROWELL


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Surrounding Counties
 Butler County, Missouri (north)
 Dunklin County, Missouri (east)
 Greene County (south)
Randolph County (west)
Ripley County, Missouri (northwest)

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