Located in the northeast corner of Arkansas, Clay County is the 67th county in Arkansas founded March 24th, 1873. Clay County is named after John M. Clayton, an Arkansas Congressman. There are two county seats in Clay County that are positioned in Piggott and Corning.
Clay County offers many recreational activities including hunting, fishing and boating. Clay County also offers many tourist attractions including Hemmingway/Pfeiffer Museum in Piggott, Pumpkin Hollow, and The Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park in St. Francis.