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The History of Clay County

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henry clay
The county was named for Henry Clay a Senator from Kentucky.

Clay County was  created on December 31st 1858  with Middleburg being named the county seat until 1859 when residents voted Whitesville the new county seat.   Green Cove Springs was named the county seat in 1871 where it remains today.
Green Cove Springs
Orange Park
Middleburg  
Keystone Heights
Hibernia (Fleming Island) Penny Farms Camp Blanding



Contact the Historic Society at (904) 284-9644
Clay County Historical Society       P.O. Box 1202      Green Cove Springs, FL 32043