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Historical Archives

The Clay County Historical Archives in Green Cove Springs is a fun and educational place to visit and a wonderful resource for anyone interested in the history of our county and state.

While nearly all of the county’s modern official records are available online, most historic hard-copy records are stored in the Clay County Historical Archives at the renovated Old County Jail facility off State Road 16 at 21 Gratio Place. The Archives Center is a hub of information for genealogical enthusiasts and researchers, too.  Call Archives Supervisor Vishi Garig at (904) 371-0027 to learn more.

Check out our Historical Archives video and find even more photographs and details by visiting our Clay County Historical Archives website.  Through Archives, thousands of historical documents are available. Most of these documents and photographs can be made available online via email attachment (if file size allows) and through other digital/electronic means.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday, Open 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, Closed Except for Special Events
  • Holiday and Special Closure Dates as Posted on the Archives Entrance

The mission of the Clay County Archives is to effectively identify, organize and preserve records and artifacts of enduring value in various formats related to Clay County.  Archives Supervisor Vishi Garig and Archives Specialist Amelia Dixon make sure of the availability and accessibility of these records and artifacts for the use of both present and future generations.

Our Archives Division promotes programs and provides resources that increase public awareness of and appreciation for Clay County, Florida. The Archives operation is closely connected to both our Public Information/Community Outreach staff and also with our Recording Department functions.  Our Archives staff are available as guest speakers in the community and groups are also welcome to tour the Old Jail, Archives Center, 1890 Courthouse and main Clay County Courthouse, too.

Simply contact Archives Supervisor Vishi Garig at (904)371-0027 OR for tours of the historic buildings or contact Public Information Officer Mary Justino at (904)269-6337 OR to arrange tours of the main Clay County Courthouse.  Thank you.