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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
News & Announcements
ATTENTION CLAY COUNTY:
The Board of Commissioners Office has moved! We are open at our new location, 147 Wilson Street, Fort Gaines, GA 39851 (The old Health Department building).
OUR OFFICE IS OPEN.
WE ARE ALLOWING ONE PERSON IN AT A TIME AND FOLLOWING CDC GUIDELINES REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC.
COUNTY HOLIDAYS 2021
OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
NEW YEARS DAY - JANUARY 1
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY - JANUARY 18
PRESIDENT'S DAY - FEBRUARY 15
GOOD FRIDAY - APRIL 2
MEMORIAL DAY - MAY 31
INDEPENDENCE DAY - JULY 5
LABOR DAY - SEPTEMBER 6
VETERAN'S DAY - NOVEMBER 11
THANKSGIVING DAY & THE DAY AFTER - NOVEMBER 25/26
CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY - DECEMBER 23/24
NEW YEARS - DECEMBER 31