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Clay County

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Clay County
I-79 travels through northern Clay County
Map showing Clay County

Formed in 1858 from parts of Braxton, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties, and named in honor of Henry Clay, Kentucky statesman. The Golden Delicious Apple, once called "Mullins' Yellow Seedling," was discovered and developed on Porters Creek.

County Seat: Clay, WV
Population: 10,330 (2000 Census)
Clay County Profile

Lodging: Clay County Hotels

Cities and Towns

Clay, WV

Wildlife Management Areas

Wallback WMA


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 55 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 41 (Degrees F) -- Low 23 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 86 (Degrees F) -- Low 64 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 3.24 inches -- July: 4.57 (inches) -- Annual: 45.6 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

25 - 40 inches

Clay County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Braxton and Clay Counties