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1812

Sinnett Triplett first known white man to occupy present Clay County

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Mar 29, 1858

Clay County created by the General Assembly

1914

Golden Delicious apple was discovered on Mullens farm

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1940

Clay County population peaked at 15,206

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1952

Widen was scene of fatal labor confrontation

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1959

J. G. Bradley sold the Widen Mine to Clinchfield Coal Company

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1960

Clay County was producing 900,000 tons of coal

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1970

Clay County population dropped to 9,330

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2001

Clay County deep mining fell

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