Members of the Clay County Historical Society:

Important Update

During the recent flooding in Southeastern Kentucky many of the roads in the Oneida area are unpassable at this time. The Magical Bus Tour of the Oneida and surrounding areas scheduled for October may be delayed or canceled until we are able to assess the road situation with our county’s emergency management team and locals from the area. We’ll keep you posted via our Facebook page. Stay tuned!

Email us at [email protected] for more information

Thank you for supporting us and our efforts to share Clay County’s rich history!


Mike White, President
Clay County Historical Society
202 Main Street
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-5507

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The Clay County Historical Society recently teamed up with Albert Lindsay of Videotronics to produce videos promoting the pioneer village  - the site where our county government was established in 1807.

Today we are releasing the first video -  a short silent movie version that we love! Local actors portraying longhunters and the first county officials are Ralph Hollin, Hobert Hensley, Jennings Vanover and our society vice-president, Danny L. Finley. The longer video will be released later.

Thanks to everyone who assisted us in the project including the Manchester Tourism Commission and our dedicated volunteers! Let us know what you think!    

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"The Clay We Were - A Visual Journey" published by the Clay County Historical Society received the 2017 "Book of the Year" in the local history category by the publisher, Acclaim Press and also received a Kentucky History Award from the Kentucky Historical Society. What an honor it was being recognized twice for our popular book and the outstanding achievements we at the Society strive for.

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