Clay County, Minnesota

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Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 51,229. Its name is in honor of American statesman Henry Clay, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century. Its county seat is Moorhead[1]. It was originally called Breckenridge County, but changed to its current name in 1862.

Clay County is part of the Fargo, ND–MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,053 square miles (2,727.3 km2), of which 1,045 square miles (2,706.5 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (0.71%) is water.

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