Clay County Historical & Arts MuseumOnlineAddress21 Davis LoopHayesville, PhonePrimary - (828) 389-6814 The Clay County Historical & Arts Museum is housed in the Old County Jail Museum which was constructed in 1912 and used as a jail until 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, school house artifacts, a collection of farm equipment and Indian artifacts from a local excavation. 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.