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Basic Information
Type of PlaceCounty
Metro Area?County
Politics c. 1860?Don't Know
Unions, Organized Labor?Don't Know

Sundown Town Status
Confirmed Sundown Town?Surely
Year of Greatest Interest
Was there an ordinance?Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?Don't Know
Still Sundown?Probably

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
1860
1870
1880
189012,20043
190015,8869
191023,69010
192022,2763
193027,27810
194028,3862
195026,6741
196021,2583
1970
1980
1990
200017,609336

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Group(s) Excluded
Black

Comments
Clay County's 33 black residents occupy 6 households, with only 1 black householder. "Clay County to the north is a real case [of racial cleansing]... the last and only black died in about 1950. To this day it is a very racist county." "My maternal grandfather told me that Clay County passed a law saying that any black found after sundown could be put to death."
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