An area of
contrasts, Clay County offers lifestyles
and business settings ranging from big
city sophistication to small town
simplicity. The land in Clay County is
beautiful. Gentle rolling hills and
meadows afford panoramic views
throughout the county. Clay County is
over 400 square miles in size, yet 60%
of the county remains undeveloped.
Missouri is one of the major counties
that comprise the Kansas City
metropolitan area. It is the third most
populous county in the metro. Nine
percent of Greater Kansas City's
population, and close to 10% of its jobs
are in Clay County. In the next five
years, population is expected to
increase by nearly 14%.
historical attractions are numerous
within the county and include major
amusement parks and exciting riverfront
developments. Some of these distinct
attractions include Smithville Lake, and
the notorious farm home of Jesse and
Clay County offers
major advantages that are unique in all
the United States. It is located in the
middle of the continent, only a few
hours from both geographic and
population centers of the nation.
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Sincere THANK YOU to Terry Parcel, who did such a
as the previous Clay County Coordinator.
All of Terry's hard work has been preserved on
and can be seen in many of the valuable research
especially all the Cemetery descriptions...just
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