Warne (worn)) is an unincorporated community in Brasstown Township, Clay County, North Carolina, United States. In 2010, Clay County was the fourth least populated county in North Carolina, inhabited by approximately 10,587 people. The region has added considerably to its population, a 20.6% increase since 2000.Warne is closer to the capitals of five other states (Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Kentucky) than to Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. Warne's elevation is 1,736 feet above sea level. It has an area of 8.05 square miles It has a volunteer fire department and a post office, with the Zip code of 28909.
Before settlement, Clay County was home to the Cherokee people, Native Americans who made their home in what would become the southeastern United States (principally Georgia, the Carolina's and eastern Tennessee) were one of the “Five Civilized Tribes” because of their assimilation of European-American cultural and technological practices.
Warne has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild, but occasionally cold winters by the standards of the southern United States. July highs average 85 °F or above, and lows average 55 °F. Infrequently, temperatures can even exceed 100 °F. January is the coldest month, with an average high of 48 °F, and low of 33°F. Like the rest of the southeastern U.S., Warne receives abundant rainfall, which is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year. Average annual rainfall is 55.9 inches. Blizzards are rare but possible; one nicknamed the 1993 Storm of the Century hit the entire Eastern United States in March, 1993.