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Clay County, Missouri

Clay County Neighborhoods

The Clay County Courthouse is located at Courthouse Square (Kansas Avenue and Water Streets), Liberty MO 64068; phone: 816-792-7733.


Organized January 2, 1822, from Ray County and named for Henry Clay, Kentucky congressman. Clay County (Kearney) is infamous as the birthplace of fabled outlaws Frank & Jesse James. The James' brothers are credited with the first known daylight bank robbery which occurred in Liberty City, just 10 miles from their home.