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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.
Administrator, Clay County
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CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR GOVERNOR KEMP'S COVID-19 EXECUTIVE STATE ORDER STARTING AT 6:00 PM APRIL 3, 2020 UNTIL 11:59 PM MAY 13, 2020 (OR LATER, IF THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATE OF EMERGENCY AND THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER ARE EXTENDED) - THIS ORDER SUPERSEDES OUR COUNTY JOINT EMERGENCY DECLARATION ORDER.
COVID-19 TESTING IN CLAY CO.
TESTING IS AVAILABLE IN CLAY COUNTY BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ABOVE AND MONITOR OUR SITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE TESTING AND IN CLAY COUNTY.
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COUNTY HOLIDAYS 2020
NEW YEARS DAY - JANUARY 1
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY - JANUARY 20
PRESIDENT'S DAY - FEBRUARY 17
GOOD FRIDAY - APRIL 10
MEMORIAL DAY - MAY 25
INDEPENDENCE DAY - JULY 3
LABOR DAY - SEPTEMBER 7
VETERAN'S DAY - NOVEMBER 11
THANKSGIVING DAY & THE DAY AFTER - NOVEMBER 26/27
CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY - DECEMBER 24/25
ANNUAL CLAY COUNTY "KEEP GEORGIA BEAUTIFUL CAMPAIGN" 2020:
THIS YEAR, CLAY COUNTY AND FORT GAINES PLAN THEIR CLEANUP CAMPAIGN KICKOFF FOR MONDAY MAY 4TH THROUGH SATURDAY MAY 16TH.
WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO CLEAN UP THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS, LOCAL STREETS, ROADS AND AROUND THEIR HOMES.
THE LANDFILL WILL BE OPEN FROM 8AM UNTIL 4PM MAY 4TH - 16TH EXCLUDING SUNDAY MAY 10TH. - NO BUSINESSES.
CURBSIDE WILL BE PICKED UP MAY 11TH-MAY14TH ONLY, NO MIXED LOADS. ALL LOADS MUST BE SEPARATED.
ALL OF OUR COUNTY OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE TIME BEING!! WE CAN NOT LET ANYONE INSIDE FOR ANY REASON. TO PAY YOUR REFUSE OR COUNTY WATER BILL, WE ARE REQUESTING FOR EVERYONE TO PLEASE PAY YOUR BILLS ONLINE, USING OUR DROPBOX (WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OUR BUILDING), OR THROUGH THE MAIL. TO USE OUR ONLINE SERVICE, THE LINK IS ABOVE, ON THIS HOMEPAGE. ANY INFORMATION NEEDED TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT CAN BE PROVIDED TO YOU IF YOU DO NOT KNOW IT BY CONTACTING OUR OFFICE AT (229)768-3238. FOR TIME BEING, WE WILL ACCEPT OVER THE PHONE PAYMENTS. WE CARE ABOUT YOUR SAFETY, AS WELL AS OUR OWN. REMEMBER TO WASH YOUR HANDS AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!