Clay, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Clay County, was incorporated in 1895 and named for orator Henry Clay. The town has formerly been known as “Henry” and Marshall, after Chief Justice John Marshall. Clay is located along the Elk River at the mouth of Buffalo Creek on the former main line of the Coal & Coke Railroad. The first passenger train operated between Clay and Charleston, West Virginia was run in 1895.
Lodging near Clay, West Virginia
Parks & Public Recreation
The following parks and public recreation areas are located within 20 miles of Clay.
Clay is located approximately 12 miles south of I-79 at Wallback, West Virginia, 40 miles northeast of Charleston, West Virginia, and 40 miles southwest of Sutton, West Virginia.
Map of Clay, West Virginia
Clay is located in the Heartland Region in central West Virginia.