Clay County, West Virginia

Clay County, West Virginia, Court House, Clay, Heartland Region
Courthouse in Clay County, West Virginia

Clay County, in central West Virginia (WV), was created in 1858 from parts of Braxton, Kanawha, and Nicholas counties and was named in honor of Henry Clay, an American statesman and Whig Party leader. Its county seat is at Clay, WV (formerly known at Henry, WV), on the Elk River. Leading industries in Clay County include farming, coal mining, and gas drilling. The county is the renowned home of the Golden Delicious Apple, which was discovered in Porter, WV, near the Elk River. The county annually hosts the Golden Delicious Apple Festival. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 9,386.

Cities & Towns in Clay County

Bentree, West Virginia
Bickmore, West Virginia
Big Otter, West Virginia
Bomont, West Virginia
Clay, West Virginia
Cressmont, West Virginia
Dille, West Virginia
Enoch, West Virginia
Glen, West Virginia
Harrison, West Virginia
Indore, West Virginia
Ivydale, West Virginia
Lizemores, West Virginia
Maysel, West Virginia
Mountain Home, West Virginia
Ovapa, West Virginia
Procious, West Virginia
Queen Shoals, West Virginia
Valley Fork, West Virginia
Wallback, West Virginia
Widen, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Clay County Historic Landmarks

Old Clay County Courthouse (Clay County, WV)

Regional Information for Clay County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Clay County may be found in our guide to travel in the Heartland Region of central West Virginia, in which the county is located.

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