Clay County Facts

Population - Post Offices - County Officials

Created: March 24, 1873 Named for: State Senator John M. Clayton Parent counties: Greene and Randolph Progeny: none Original county seat: Boydsville Current county seats: Piggott and Corning Notes: When created it was named Clayton in honor of State Senator, John M. Clayton. In 1875, the last syllable of the name was dropped making it Clay County. Early records destroyed by a number of fires. The western district records at Corning begin in 1881. The eastern district records at Piggott begin in 1893.