Clay County, West Virginia

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Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its name is 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. As of 2000, the population was 10,330. Its county seat is Clay[1].

Clay County is part of the Charleston, WV metropolitan area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 344 square miles (891.0 km2), of which 342 square miles (885.8 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.41%) is water. Major routes include the major roads of Route 04, Route 16, Route 26, Route 36, and Interstate 79. Other major routes include the country routes of route 5 near in Elkhurst, Triplett Ridge, from Clay to Widen, Summer Fork Roane Road, which takes you to Wallback and Grannies Creek in Roane County, and Queen Shoals Road (Queen Road) which starts in the small town of Queen Shoals in Kanawha County, and ends in Indore, Clay County.

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