A picturesque courthouse stands on the Hayesville, North Carolina townsquare. Built in 1888, the red brick building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since a new Clay County Government Center was built, a committe has been formed to revitalize our old courthouse in Hayesville.
The town of Hayesville was incorporated in 1913 and named after George W. Hayes, a district representative in the legislature. He introduced a bill that formed Clay County from Cherokee County and portions of Macon County in February, 1861. Hayesville is the town seat of Clay County.
Hayesville is located in the southwestern tip of North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains off Highway 64. Georgia borders Clay County to the South of Highway 69.
During 2011 Clay County, North Carolina celebrated its Sesquicentennial with special events sprinkled throughout the year.