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Old Clay County Courthouse in Hayesville, NC

Built in 1888 and on the National Register of Historic Places


Important Clay County Event Calendars:

Hidden Cove Lakecam

Webcam of Lake Chatuge

Fall Colors in the Deep Gap area - Oct. 5, 2012

More Spring Photos in Clay County - April 15, 2012

A Rainbow in Hayesville Just Before Sunset - March 23, 2012 - And Two More Rainbows on March 24 - March 24, 2012

Photos of Spring, 2012 in Hayesville and Tusquittee Valley - March 21, 2012

See the New 2012 Peacock Playhouse Site - Jan. 2, 2012

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Take Time to Visit Hayesville


       As the county seat of Clay County, Hayesville combines small-town charm with the beauty of mountains, lakes, rivers and streams. Opportunities for camping, golf, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and water sports are plentiful. 

       Lake Chatuge, visible in all of the above three pictures, has over 130 miles of shoreline, much of which can never be developed.

       The artists' community is diverse and growing. Whether you come for a day, a week or a lifetime, you will always find new activities and new places to explore.

       The Chamber of Commerce has a wonderful website worth browsing. A variety of current and historical maps on this site make it easy to find activities and learn about the area's past, and a comprehensive directory for Hayesville, the rest of Clay County and the surrounding Hiwassee River Basin provides links to just about everything in the area.

:: Leatherwood Falls / Fires Creek :: Quote of the Day :: Clay County Museum

For more info about Leatherwood Falls click the Hiking tab on the maps page.





Clay County Historical & Arts Council Museum


The Clay County Historical & Arts Museum is housed in the Old County Jail Museum which was constructed in 1912 and used as a jail until 1972. The Museum displays items pertinent to the history of the area through changing exhibits. Visitors will enjoy the many pictures of life as it was in the old days, school house artifacts, a collection of farm equipment and Indian artifacts from a local excavation. The museum is dedicated to the memory of Dr. John Killian, a beloved turn of the century doctor in Clay County. The Museum houses a replica of his office and many of his medical implements.
Address: 21 Davis Loop, Hayesville, NC 28904, 1 block from the square
URL: http://www.clayhistoryarts.org
Telephone: (828)389-6814

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