Clay County Sheriff’s Office collecting memorabilia ahead of bicentennial celebration

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Clay County Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse

LIBERTY, Mo. — Clay County wants to have a big celebration to mark its bicentennial early next year, but it needs some help pulling off the plans.

The sheriff’s office is working to gather historical pictures and paintings, and prefer that the pictures be 50 years or older of deputies and other employees of the office. They are especially looking for images of former sheriff’s of the county, including:

  • John Harris
    • First Clay County Sheriff and served 1822-1826
  • John Baxter
    • Served 1834-1838
  • Samuel Hadley
    • Served on and off between 1838 and 1858
  • Southard Long
    • Served 1862-1863
  • Francis Long
    • Served 1863-1865
  • James W. Jones
    • Served 1865-1866
  • George Patten
    • Served 1872-1874
  • Ninian Letten
    • Served 1892-1896
  • John King
    • Served 1900-1904
  • Seth White
    • Served 1912-1916

The Clay County Historical Museum is also looking for items of historical significance to the county that could be added to an exhibit before being relocated to a permanent display at the sheriff’s office.

Contact the sheriff’s office if you have anything you’d like to donate.

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