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CLAY COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Clay County History

    (1936 Texas Centennial Marker)

    CLAY COUNTY
    Disorganized in 1862 because of Indian raids; reorganized August 4, 1873. Henrietta, headquarters for buffalo hunters until 1878; the first Hereford cattle in Texas were brought to Clay County 1875 from Beecher, Illinois by William S. Ikard. Original county seat Cambridge moved to Henrietta 1874.
    Clay County Courthouse
    Clay County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Clay County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Henrietta
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  • Bellevue
  • Bluegrove
  • Buffalo Springs
  • Byers
  • Cambridge
  • Charlie
  • Furd
  • Halsell
  • Henrietta county seat
  • Jolly
  • Joy
  • Newport
  • Petrolia
  • Riverland
  • Shannon
  • Stanfield
  • Thornberry
  • Vashti
  • TX Clay County Texas 1907 Postal Map
    Clay County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX - Clay County Texas 1920s Map
    Clay County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX - Clay County Texas 1940s Map
    Clay County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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