Clay, West Virginia

Clay, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Clay County, was incorporated in 1895 and named for orator . The town has formerly been known as "Henry" and Marshall, after Chief Justice . 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. 

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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.

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Regional Information

Clay is located in the in central West Virginia.

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