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Clay County, Minnesota

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The county was formed on March 8, 1862, although its government was not organized at that time. In 1872 the organization was effected. It was named for nineteenth-century political figure Henry Clay, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky, and US Secretary of State. The county was originally called Breckenridge, but in 1862, was changed to Clay.

Adjacent Counties


  • Barnesville
  • Comstock
  • Dilworth
  • Felton
  • Georgetown
  • Glyndon
  • Hawley
  • Hitterdal
  • Moorhead (County Seat)
  • Sabin
  • Ulen

Other Communities & Townships: Alliance, Baker, Barnesville, Cromwell, Downer, Eglon, Elkton, Elmwood, Felton, Flowing, Goose Prairie, Hagen, Highland Grove, Holy Cross, Humboldt, Keene, Kragnes, Kurtz, Manitoba Junction, Moland, Morken, Muskoda, Oakport, Parke, Rollag, Rustad, Tansem, Winnipeg Junction


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