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Clay County Historical Sites

Clay County Historical and Arts Council (CCHAC)

Quanassee Path gets additional funding. (CCP Aug. 2015)

Quanassee Path Brochure right here.

Old Jail Museum and Cherokee Homestead Exhibit sponsored by Clay County Communities Revitalization Association (CCCRA) is located on Hwy. 64 (map)between the Chamber of Commerce and historic town square in Hayesville.


The Old Jail was built in 1912 and was used right up to 1972. The Museum displays items pertinent to the history of the area through changing exhibits. Visitors will enjoy the many pictures of life as it was in the old days. The museum is dedicated to the memory of Dr. John Killian, a beloved turn of the century doctor in Clay County. The Museum houses a replica of his office and many of his medical implements. The Old Jail is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day until Labor Day
21 Davis Loop, Hayesville, NC 28904, 1 block from the square.

Click on the Picture to go to our Picasa Page.

cherokee-village=200x116Outside is the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit which officially opened in 2010 and includes a Cherokee summer house, winter house and corn crib designed to conform to the historical record regarding late 16th century to 18th century Cherokee structures. It also displays art representing elements of Cherokee heritage and culture, including clan masks, murals and quotes in the Cherokee language.

Live demonstrations take place for special occasions but self guided walking tours of the Homestead offer travelers inspiration to study and see more regional Cherokee heritage.Cherokee Homestead is open all year.

Click here for our Cherokee Quannassee path brochure.


Click on the Picture to go to our Picasa Page.


. website can be found right here..........

Listen to the Cherokee language right here:.....

Ancient Cherokee Village uncovered:.

Spike Buck Indian Mound:


oldcrths=discoverhaysvl=160x272The Old Courthouse on the Square.

We are hoping for a renovation of this beautiful landmark as built in 1888 and is on the national register of historical places.

This wonderful historical & cultural location in Hayesville is free and more information is available from 828-389-6814.

Visit the following websites for more information.

John Covington Moore House in National Registry



Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 14:51