CLAY COUNTY WOULD LIKE TO THANK PETER PAULEY FOR THE USE OF HIS PHOTOGRAPHS WWW.PETERPAULEY.COM
WELCOME TO CLAY COUNTY, GEORGIA
E verify identification number 46247. MAY 26th 2010
Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,183, making it the fifth-least populous county in Georgia. The county seat is Fort Gaines
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,183 people residing in the county. 60.4% were Black or African American, 37.6% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% of some other race and 1.2% of two or more races. 0.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
The town of Fort Gaines was founded in 1816. It was named for Gen. E. P. Gaines. A fort of the same name had been built in 1814 nearby on the Chattachoochee River. In 1854, Fort Gaines was designated seat of the newly formed Clay County
According to the United States Census Bureau, Fort Gaines has a total area of 7.7 square miles (19.9 km2), of which 4.8 square miles (12.4 km2) is land and 2.9 square miles (7.6 km2), or 37.99%, is water.
01/01/19 - 12/31/22
Administrator, Clay County
News & Announcements
Clay County Chamber or Commerce presents An Old Fashioned Lighted Christmas Parade Friday December 13, 2019 in downtown Fort Gaines, GA! Parade Schedule: 4:00pm Lineup at the Old Fort; 5:15pm Judging/Prizes; 6:00pm Parade! Christmas Galleria shopping will be from 5:30-8:30pm at the ARC-beside City Hall. Pictures with Santa, along with refreshments will be from 7:00-8:00pm.
Our County offices will be closed :
Monday November 11, 2019 for Veterans' Day
Thursday & Friday November 28 & 29, 2019 for Thanksgiving!