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Clay County, Iowa

 


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Cities & Towns
Dickens Everly Fostoria Gillett Grove
Greenville Peterson Rossie Royal
Spencer Webb
Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices
Townships
Clay Douglas Freeman Garfield
Gillett Grove Herdland Lake Lincoln
Logan Lone Tree Meadow Peterson
Riverton Sioux Summit Waterford
Courthouse:215 West 4th Street
County Courthouse
Spencer, IA 51301-3860
Phone: (712)262-1569


County Information
County Seat: Spencer
Year Organized: 1851
Square Miles: 569



Named after Henry Clay, Jr. a colonel who died in action in the Mexican-American War, and son of Henry Clay, famous American statesman

 

 
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Geographical Features Historical Info
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Website Updates:
21 Dec 2013: Historical Info - Buildings - 1882 Spencer Court House
Historical Info - Businesses - 1882 Spencer Business Establishments; 1882 Spencer Creamery; 1882 Spencer Plow Factory
Historical Info - Organizations - Clay County Agricultural Board; Evening Shade Lodge No. 312, A. F. & A. M.; Spencer Lodge No. 201, A. O. U. W.; Spencer Lodge No. 247, I. O. O. F.; Spencer Temple of Honor No. 13
Historical Info - Railroads - Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad
Church - Spencer First Baptist Church; Spencer First Congregational Church; Spencer Grace United Methodist Church
Schools - Spencerís First School-house
19 Dec 2013: Bios - John B. Annett; H. C. Brown; William Carleton; H. Chamberlain; S. T. Cruver; F. G. Daniels; Thomas Eagan; J. B. Edmunds; S. H. Geddes; Henry Green; E. E. Harris; T. B. Horton; Ackley Hubbard; D. R. Hubbard; W. C. Hubbard; W. S. Lloyd; P. W. Madden; E. A. Maker; J. D. Powers; P. E. Randall; H. Smith; The Spencer Reporter; G. Thorine; H. H. Wade; C. M. Whitman
Historical Info - 1882 County History
Cities & Towns - Spencer
05 Sep 2013: Military Data - Civil War - 1883 Pensioners On The Roll
24 Mar 2013: Geographical Features - Creeks, Streams & Rivers; Lakes; Parks

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