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Green Cove Springs in Clay County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Clay County Courthouse

 
 
Old Clay County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 10, 2013
1. Old Clay County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. When Clay County was created in 1858 by the Florida Legislature, Middleburg was named as temporary county seat. As a result of an 1859 election, Whitesville (Webster), became the official county court site. Clay County's 1st courthouse was located there. In 1871, Green Cove Springs was chosen as the new county seat. Courts met there in 1872, but it was 1874 before a 2 story frame courthouse was completed. In 1889, a new, large 2-story brick building was ready for use. The Old Clay County Courthouse served as the seat of county government until 1973. This structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
 
Erected 1977 by The Clay County Historical Society in Cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-276.)
 
Location. 29° 59.483′ N, 81° 41.096′ W. Marker is in Green Cove Springs, Florida, in Clay County. Marker is on Walnut Street near Brabantio Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 915 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs FL 32043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Village Improvement Association Woman's Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Green Cove Springs
Old Clay County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 10, 2013
2. Old Clay County Courthouse and Marker








(approx. half a mile away); Hickory Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Fransisco De Pupo (approx. 3.5 miles away); Camp Chowenwaw (approx. 3.8 miles away); William Bartram Scenic Highway (approx. 3.9 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 4.6 miles away); William Bartram's Plantation (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Cove Springs.
 
Regarding Old Clay County Courthouse. National Register of Historic Places:
Clay County Courthouse (added 1975 - - #75000546)
Green Cove Springs
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: McClure,A.E.
♦ Architectural Style: No Style Listed
♦ Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1875-1899
♦ Owner: Local
♦ Historic Function: Government
♦ Historic Sub-function: Courthouse
♦ Current Function: Government, Recreation And Culture
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Clay County Courthouse Marker along Walnut Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 10, 2013
3. Old Clay County Courthouse Marker along Walnut Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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