Clay County, Georgia

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Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 3,357. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 3,207.[1] The county seat is Fort Gaines.[2]



The County is named in honor of Henry Clay, famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century.

Clay was created by a February 16, 1854, act of the Georgia General Assembly using portions of Early and Randolph counties.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 217 square miles (562.0 km2), of which 195 square miles (505.0 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57.0 km2) (10.04%) is water.

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