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Clay County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 641.42 square miles , of which 639.30 square miles is land.

About Clay County, AR

Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas . As of 2010, the population was 16,083. The county has two county seats , Corning and Piggott . It is a dry county , in which the sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or prohibited.

When Clay County was created as Arkansas's 67th county on March 24, 1873 , it was named Clayton County after John M. Clayton , then a member of the Arkansas Senate and the brother of then- U.S. Senator Powell Clayton , though some sources suggest it may have been named for Powell Clayton instead. The county's name was shortened to "Clay" two years later by the Arkansas General Assembly ; though some sources say it was renamed for the legendary statesman Henry Clay , others say John M. Clayton remained its official namesake. In either case, the name change was apparently inspired by lingering distrust of Powell Clayton within the county, due to his declaring martial law and suspending elections there in 1868 when he was Governor of Arkansas and the area was still part of Greene County . The first county seat was Corning, established in 1873, with the arrival of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway , as the first incorporated town in the county. The county seat was moved...

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