Clay County


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Clay County was created from portions of Early and Randolph counties by an act of the General Assembly approved Feb. 16, 1854 (Ga. Laws 1853-54, p. 292). Georgia's 110th county was named for former U.S. Representative, U.S. Secretary of State, and U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky. Clay, who died in June 1852, is probably best remembered for his role in securing congressional approval of the Compromise of 1850, which dealt with the divisive issue of allowing slavery in the U.S.'s western territories.

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