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Clay County, Iowa


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The Clay County courthouse is located at 300 West 4th Street, Spencer, IA 51301; phone: 712-262-9438.

Clay County was organized in 1858 and named for Henry Clay, Jr. of Kentucky [1811-1847] who served as a Lt. Colonel in the Mexican War. Peterson served as the county seat until 1871 at which time it was moved to Spencer.

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