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Welcome to Clay County, NC

Clay County Historic Courthouse

Trout Fishing on the Hiawassee River

Lake Chatuge

A Message from

Randy Nichols
Chairman, Clay County Commissioner

Clay County has often been called “the best kept secret in North Carolina.” With the beautiful Lake Chatuge, grand mountain views, and quiet town of Hayesville, it truly is a great place to live. As commissioners, we strive to preserve the heritage of Clay County as the community grows economically. With growth comes change, but fortunately Clay County hasn’t lost its small-town feel. Whether you’re a tourist or someone planning on becoming a full-time resident, we are here to help! With a tremendous educational system and limitless activities, Clay County offers something for everyone. The secret is out! Please join us as we grow and work to keep Clay County great!

Latest News

Public Information Links

Boteler Fire (Shooting Creek Bald)

Tusquitee Ranger District, Nanatala National Forest




Clay County Commission Meetings

Clay County Commission meetings are held at the County Courthouse meeting room the first Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM. See Event Calendar for details.


Government Services

For a listing of all Clay County Services please click HERE.

Business Services

Why Clay County? Location, Location, Location Clay County, North Carolina, a designated 21st Century Community is positioned to take advantage of the business economy of the future. Come be part of this exciting initiative. Read More

County Events

To view Clay County’s new event calendar click HERE

To view Clay County’s Recreation Dept. new calendar click HERE