Clay County, Florida

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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Clay County Courthouse<br> PO Box 698;<br> Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-0698<br> Phone: 904.284.6317&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, probate, court, and land records from 1872 <br>and divorce records from 1859; County Health Department has birth and death <br>rec from 1973 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Colorado. Page 133 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Clay County Courthouse<br>PO Box 698;<br>Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-0698<br>Phone: 904.284.6317&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, probate, court, and land records from 1872 <br>and divorce records from 1859; County Health Department has birth and death <br>rec from 1973 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Florida. Page 133 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 17:33, 18 June 2012


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Founded December 31, 1858
County Seat Green Cove Springs
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Contents

County Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse
PO Box 698;
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-0698
Phone: 904.284.6317 

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, probate, court, and land records from 1872
and divorce records from 1859; County Health Department has birth and death
rec from 1973 [1]

History

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The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[2]

Clay County was created on December 31, 1858, from a section of Duval County. Its name is in honor of Henry Clay, a famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky, and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century.[3]

Parent County

1858--Clay County was created 31 December 1858 from Duval County.
County seat: Green Cove Springs [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1872 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Census

For tips on accessing Clay County, Florida census records online, see: Florida Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Doctors Inlet

Court

Land

Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories

History of Clay County, FLGenWeb

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

  • Florida Obituaries  -  Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -  USGenWeb Obituaries Project

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Florida. Page 133 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  3. Clay County, FLGenWeb, 2011.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).