Many famous people are associated with these Clay County historic places including Ernest Hemingway, J.W. Baynham, J.L. Oliver Jr., Edward Van Buren Sheeks, Waddle,M.V.B.,M.D. and Abraham Seitz.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Clay County places including Dan Rhodes, Louis A. Simon, Delony & Davidson Wittenberg, Cox Lumber Co., E.E. Porterfield, Civil Works Administration, H.R. Porterfield and Tump Cagle. Prominent architectural styles found in Clay Country are Classical Revival, Colonial Revival and Early Commercial.