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Clay County, Kansas

Date Established: February 20, 1857
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Clay County
County Seat: Clay Center
Origin of Name: In honor of Henry Clay (1777-1852), stateman and senator from Kentucky.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Athelstane Township  119 
Blaine Township  239 
Bloom Township  113 
Chapman Township  191 
Clay Center (city)  4,334 
Clay Center Township  390 
Exeter Township  76 
Five Creeks Township  123 
Garfield Township  117 
Gill Township  128 
Goshen Township  60 
Grant Township  146 
Hayes Township  222 
Highland Township  278 
Mulberry Township  331 
Oakland Township  95 
Republican Township  1,142 
Sherman Township  275 
Union Township  156 
Total population: 8,535 

Township map of Clay County, 2000
Population:
1860 (163)
1870 (2,942)
1880 (12,320)
1890 (16,146)
1900 (15,833)
1910 (15,251)
1920 (14,365)
1930 (14,556)
1940 (13,281)
1950 (11,697)
1960 (10,675)
1970 (9,890)
1980 (9,802)
1990 (9,158)
2000 (8,822)
2010 (8,535)
Other Resources: Post offices in Clay County
Cemeteries in Clay County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Clay County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Clay County page [Blue Skyways]
Clay County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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