Viewing The Court Houses and Jails of Clay County. (1918)
Ten years after Clay County was formed on March 8, 1862, Moorhead was designated the county seat. Court proceedings were first held in the second story of a small 20 X 30 feet frame building that was sold in 1878. A new court house and jail were erected in 1882-1883, and modernized many times in the following decades.