Orange Park Estate Planning Lawyer, Middleburg Estate Planning Lawyer, and Keystone Heights Estate Planning Lawyer David Goldman works with clients in Northeast Florida including Orange Park, Clay County Florida. Orange Park is located in Clay County. Orange park. The Clay county courts have additional branch offices located in Keystone Heights, and Middleburg Florida Clay County borders Duval County which is where Jacksonville Fl is located. Jacksonville is the largest city in the state of Florida and the largest contiguous city in the United States. Jacksonville is located about 25 miles south of Georgia. Jacksonville is in the First Coast region of north east Florida and the St. johns River runs through the center of the city. The current courthouse is located in three locations which are listed below.
Clay County Court House
Orange Park Location
825 N. Orange Ave.
Post Office BOX 698 Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-0698 (904) 269/284-6302
Keystone Heights Location
275 S. Lawrence Blvd.
Keystone Heights, FL 32656 (352) 473-8930
1836 Blanding Blvd #D Middleburg, FL 32068 (904) 282-6490
The 1901 burned down the original court house pictured below.
Clay County, named for the “great compromiser” Henry Clay, was founded in 1858. The original county seat, as designated by legislation, was Middleburg. An 1859 election moved the seat to the “McRae House,” or Whitesville, thereafter renamed Webster in honor of Daniel Webster. The selection was controversial, eventually resolved by a judge, and in 1872 this “very insecure house” was burned and with it most of the county’s judicial records. The current county seat is Green Cove Springs. The latter town dates from about 1830 and is one of many in the state whose promoters wistfully reputed it the site of Ponce DeLeon’s fountain of youth.
The historic Clay County Courthouse is among the state’s oldest, built in 1889. Combining Italianate and Second Renaissance elements, it is constructed of stuccoed brick with a round arched entrance and arcaded porch. It was designed by A. E. McClure of Jacksonville.