Clay County, North Carolina
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**Clay County was enacted in 1861, but it was organized in 1864. It is surrounded on three sides by mountains forming an amphitheater overlooking a valley. The lands are exceedingly fertile, and, with the sparkling Hiwassee River flowing through the center from east to west, with its tributaries, Tusquittee, Brasstown, Sweetwater, & Shooting Creek are well watered.
Hayesville, the county seat, was named after George W. Hayes.

**Source: Western North Carolina A History From 1730 to 1913, By John Preston Arthur, Published by Edward Clay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, of Clayville, N. C., 1914

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Cherokee County   /   Macon County
Rabun County, Georgia   /   Towns County, Georgia   /   Union County, Georgia

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