Skip to content
Tara S. Gree, Clerk of Court and Comptroller of Clay County, FL
Clerk of Court and Comptroller of Clay County, FL Clerk of Court and Comptroller of Clay County, FL
How Do I

Historical Archives

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


 Historical Archives Video


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 Old Jail facility off State Road 16 at 21 Gratio Place.  Archives is the hub for information needed by genealogical enthusiasts and researchers.  Call Archives Supervisor Vishi Garig at (904) 371-0027 to learn more.

Do you have a record request or inquiry that is historical in nature?  Looking for materials related to your family history, property records that predate the 1980’s, or other historical documents, photos, or maps dating back more than fifty years in Clay County history? Please use this email address to submit your request to our combined team of clerks who will jump-start your research. These experts from our Recording Department and from our Archives Division will respond by email to suggest resources to get you started, saving you time and multiple trips to more than one location. Please share as much detail as you can about your research subject and include the best phone number for our staff to reach you, too.


Our Archives Division team is ready to assist you.

Our Archives Division team is ready to assist you.

Browse through these pages to explore the materials and services available to you online and at our Archives Center:

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 our Historical Archives Division is to effectively identify, organize and preserve records and artifacts of enduring value in various formats.  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.

Tours & Public Speakers

The Archives operation is closely connected to both our Public Information/Community Outreach staff and also with our Recording Department functions.  Archives personnel are available as guest speakers in the community and groups are also welcome to tour the Old Jail, Archives Center, 1890 Courthouse, Clay County History Museum, TAPS Monument, and the 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.


Passport Day - Saturday, April 27th at Orange Park Branch

We encourage those in need of new passports to use this site (Passport page) to make an appointment (O.P. Branch only) and to review the checklist of items needed to submit a passport application.  Please review the release linked below for details.  It is time for Passport Day in Clay!

Passport Day 2024 – Media Release