History and Genealogy of Clay County, Iowa

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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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Website Updates:

11 May 2018:
Towns And Villages: Dickens
Townships: Clay Township; Garfield Township; Gillett Grove Township; Herdland Township; Lincoln Township; Logan Township; Waterford Township
Census Data: Census Development of the County, 1860 - 1905

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