|Clay County North Carolina Cities/Towns - Hayesville (County Seat), Shooting Creek
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Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 8,775. Its county seat is Hayesville.
The county was formed in 1861. It was named for Henry Clay, famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century.