Clay County, Missouri
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 County, Missouri


This history of Clay County has been compiled from three sources, printed and oral, which were deemed authentic and reliable, and from personal observation. No apocryphal event has been recorded, nor questionable story attempted to be preserved. Gleanings from unquestioned truthful printed history have been freely made. The public archives in Washington City have been in requisition, and from the writings of Mr. Jefferson more than excerpts have been taken therefrom.

What's New in Clay County, Missouri
Clay County Formation
Settlers 1819 (13 Names)
Settlers 1820 (39 Names)
Settlers of New Clay County (251 Names)

People of Clay County
The James Boys
Gold and Cholera
Aid to Proslavery Cause
Organized Medicine in Clay County

Clay County Townships

Fishing River Gallatin Kearney
Liberty Platte Washington

Clay County Towns and Villages (lists many names)
Barry |Claysville | Excelsior Springs | Gosneyville | Greenville | Harlem |Holt
Kearney | Liberty | Missouri City | North Kansas City | Randolph | Smithville

Clay County Military
Mexican War, 1846 (117 Names)
Mexican War, Soldiers History (100+ Names)
Clay County in the Civil War
World War I
Summary of World War I
Roster of Soldiers and Sailors (1029 Names)
Honor Roll of the Gold Stars (20 Names)
Woman's Committee Council of National Defense (71 Women's Names)

Organized Societies
Churches of Clay County (Many Names)
Faculty of William Jewell College 
Alexander Doniphan Chapter, DAR
Mormons in Clay County
Council of Defense


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Source: History of Clay County, Missouri, by W. H. Woodson, Historical Publishing Company, Topeka, 1920.


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