Since its incorporation in 1861, Clay County has represented the best of what Western North Carolina has to offer.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clay County experiences four distinct and beautiful seasons that provide breathtaking views from stunning 5,000 foot mountain peaks and peaceful 1,500 foot valleys. Lake Chatuge and other nearby picturesque locales provide the perfect backdrop for exciting activities of all kinds.
Plus, Clay County is ideally located within two hours from Asheville, North Carolina; Greenville, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee. The Clay County Government welcomes you to our mountain paradise – where we are committed to preserving its wonderful quality of life through efficient and responsible delivery of public services.