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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Green Cove Springs, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Clay County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Clay County, FL (116) Baker County, FL (41) Bradford County, FL (9) Duval County, FL (236) Putnam County, FL (54) St. Johns County, FL (418)  ClayCounty(116) Clay County (116)  BakerCounty(41) Baker County (41)  BradfordCounty(9) Bradford County (9)  DuvalCounty(236) Duval County (236)  PutnamCounty(54) Putnam County (54)  St.JohnsCounty(418) St. Johns County (418)
Green Cove Springs is the county seat for Clay County
Green Cove Springs is in Clay County
      Clay County (116)  
ADJACENT TO CLAY COUNTY
      Baker County (41)  
      Bradford County (9)  
      Duval County (236)  
      Putnam County (54)  
      St. Johns County (418)  
 
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1Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — 5”38 Caliber Single Mount Dual Purpose GunMilitary Museum of North Florida
The 5”38 is considered the best intermediate caliber dual purpose gun of World War II. It was in service from 1934 throughout the 1990s. In the naval gun measurement system the size of the gun is expressed as the diameter of its bore and the . . . Map (db m181480) WM
2Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — Benjamin Lee II Field
Benjamin Lee II Field Named In Honor Of Ensign Benjamin Lee II U.S.N.R.F. Killed In Active Service At Killingholm, England October 28, 1918 Map (db m178986) HM WM
3Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-874 — Camp Chowenwaw
Created in 1932, Camp Chowenwaw (Cho’-wen-waw) derived its name from the Creek word for “sister.” Prominent Jacksonville resident Nancy Osborne, with support from local organizations such as the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, led the effort . . . Map (db m102456) HM
4Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-1042 — Dr. Applegate House
Originally from Indiana, Dr. Joseph W. Applegate moved to Florida after the Civil War to work with the Freedmen's Bureau at Magnolia Springs. He later partnered with John H. Harris to operate the Clarendon Hotel (c. 1871) in Green Cove Springs. By . . . Map (db m135555) HM
5Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-480 — Fort San Fransisco de Pupo
Pupo is first mentioned in 1716 as the place where the trail from the Franciscan Indian missions and the Apalachee (present-day Tallahassee) to St. Augustine crossed the river. The Spanish Government built the fort on the St. Johns River some time . . . Map (db m62187) HM
6Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-332 — Green Cove Springs
High ground along the river and a flowing mineral spring drew the first inhabitants to this area some 7000 years ago, but historic development dates from 1816 when George I. F. Clarke erected a sawmill in this vicinity under a Spanish land grant. . . . Map (db m63712) HM
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7Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-783 — Hickory Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery
Hickory Grove Baptist Church was organized in 1863, and the church’s congregation first worshiped here in one of the earliest buildings constructed in Clay County. The church was named for a grove of hickory trees that grew here. The original . . . Map (db m102455) HM
8Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — LARC-LXMilitary Museum of North Florida
The LARC-LX (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo-60 Ton) is a welded steel hull amphibious vehicle. It can carry up to 100 tons of cargo or 200 personnel. It is powered by four 265hp diesel engines each driving one wheel. The engines can be coupled . . . Map (db m181365) HM
9Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — M151 Series Military Utility Tactical TruckMilitary Museum of North Florida
In 1951 the Army awarded a contract to the Ford Motor Co. for the design and development of a completely new 1/4 ton vehicle to replace the current M38 and M38A1 Jeep. After extensive testing of prototypes and preproduction models, the M151 went . . . Map (db m181404) HM
10Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-276 — Old Clay County Courthouse
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 . . . Map (db m65638) HM
11Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — Remember Our Fallen“All Gave Some - Some Gave All”
The grateful citizens and community of Clay County remember those who served in the arm forces of the United States during times of war and peace. Whose courage and personal sacrifices defended and preserved our liberty.
. . . Map (db m181750) WM
12Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — Sharon Baptist ChurchOrganized November 15, 1885
Organized by the Rev. James Hickey. Charter Members: Robert and Adeline Hogarth, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Tolar, Mrs. Sarah Smith, Mrs. Mahoney, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Sullivant, and Mrs. Celia Weeks. Property for church given by T.H. and C.B. Hayden. Cemetery . . . Map (db m110522) HM
13Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-399 — The Bellamy Road
The Old Bellamy Road intersects Highway 17 near this point. In 1824, the First session of the 18th United States Congress appropriated $20,000.00 to develop a public road in the Territory of Florida between Pensacola and St. Augustine. It was to . . . Map (db m62644) HM
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14Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — The Gama GoatMilitary Museum of North Florida
Was a six-wheel drive semi-amphibious off-road vehicle originally developed for use by the US Military in the Vietnam War. The Goat used an articulated chassis, so that from distance it appears to be a four-wheel trailer, but it is a single . . . Map (db m181368) HM
15Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — The M-170 Truck, AmbulanceMilitary Museum of North Florida
Front line, ¼-ton, 4X4 was a variant of the M-38A1 Military Jeep, with its body lengthened by twenty inches, heavier suspension, and provisions for three patients on litters. The spare tire and jerry can of the M-170 were mounted in the body tub . . . Map (db m181337) WM
16Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-496 — The Village Improvement Association Woman's Club
On February 20, 1883, the Village Improvement Association (V.I.A.) of Green Cove Springs was organized. Meetings were held in members’ homes. Money was raised to beautify the town, most of which was used for boardwalks, and 70 feet of clay pavement . . . Map (db m65099) HM
17Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — Veterans War Memorial
United States Army "M-42 Duster" Dedicated To Green Cove Springs Community War Veterans VFW & A Post 1988 “Lest We Forget” Map (db m181136) WM
18Florida (St. Johns County), Green Cove Springs — F-514 — William Bartram's Plantation
In 1766 on the banks of the St. Johns River at Little Florence Cove, William Bartram attempted to farm a 500-acre land grant. Bartram had spent much of the previous year exploring the new British Colony of East Florida with his father, John Bartram, . . . Map (db m48683) HM
 
 
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Oct. 4, 2022