Clay County

Clay County is located in Northeast Florida bordering St. Johns, Duval, Baker, Bradford and Putnam Counties.

Clay County was established in 1858 from a portion of Duval County and named for Kentuckian Henry Clay, Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams. In the late 1800s the St. Johns River and Green Cove Springs were popular tourist spots.

Clay County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
140,814
Population - 2010
190,865
Population - 2015 Est
201,277
Land Area (sq mi)
604
Water Area (sq mi)
39
Total Area (sq mi)
644
Average Rainfall
53
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
55

Headquartered in Green Cove Springs, Clay County School District operates 42 public schools. The school district consists of 28 elementary schools, 6 junior high schools, and 8 high schools. Members of the current district believes in the motto to make every student “Future Ready”. This sentiment has helped expand the district’s business driven Career & Technical program and has sparked strong academics with an emphasis on ensuring students are reading on grade level.

October 21-22, 2017

Location: Orange Park, FL 

The Town of Orange Park Fall Festival is Clay County’s oldest and largest Arts and Crafts Festival featuring 2 days of fun family activities with over 200 artists, vendors, entertainment, kids zone and great food. 

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The Clay County Public Library System has 5 branches in Green Cove Springs, Fleming Island, Keystone Heights, Middleburg, Orange Park.