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Encyclopedia > Clay County, Florida
Clay County, Florida
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Founded December 31 1858
Seat Green Cove Springs
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,667 km² (644 mi²)
1,557 km² (601 mi²)
110 km² (43 mi²), 6.62%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

140,814
90/km² 
Website: www.claycountygov.com

Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 140,814. The U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate for the county is 178,899 [1]. Its county seat is Green Cove Springs, Florida6. Clay County is part of the Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan area. Seal of Clay County, FL This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_FL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Florida ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Green Cove Springs is a city located in Clay County, Florida. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Green Cove Springs is a city located in Clay County, Florida. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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History

Clay County was created in December 1858 from a section of Duval County. Its name is in honor of Henry Clay, famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century. 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Henry Clay, Sr. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Seal of the United States Department of State. ...


Clay County was once a popular destination for tourists visiting from the northern states. The therapeutic, warm springs and mild climate were major draws for visitors. Steamboats brought them to various hotels in Green Cove Springs - the St. Elmo, Clarendon and the Oakland. President Grover Cleveland was the most prominent of such tourists; he had spring water shipped to the White House. Clay County's popularity among tourists peaked during the last three decades of the 19th century. It was later eclipsed by Henry Flagler's extension of the Florida East Coast Railway to points south (Palm Beach, Miami).


The military has also played an important role in Clay County history. In 1939, Camp Blanding opened on Kingsley Lake in central Clay County. The Florida National Guard developed this 28,000 acre (113 km²) complex. During World War II, it trained over 90,000 troops and became the fourth largest 'city' in the state. In Green Cove Springs, Lee Field was a flight training center. After World War II, Lee Field became a base for the mothball fleet. Although Lee Field closed in the early 1960s, Camp Blanding continues to operate today. Clay County is also a popular choice of residence for military personnel who are stationed on bases in nearby Duval County (NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport). Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Naval Air Station Jacksonville, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is the third-largest naval installation in the United States. ... The USS departing NS Mayport, Florida Naval Station Mayport is a major U. S. Navy base near Jacksonville, Florida. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,667 km² (644 mi²). 1,557 km² (601 mi²) of it is land and 110 km² (43 mi²) of it (6.62%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

Duval County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... St. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Bradford County Courthouse in Starke Bradford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny Baker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 140,814 people, 50,243 households, and 39,390 families residing in the county. The population density was 90/km² (234/mi²). There were 53,748 housing units at an average density of 35/km² (89/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.44% White, 6.70% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 1.99% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. 4.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 50,243 households out of which 39.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.60% were non-families. 16.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.11. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $48,854, and the median income for a family was $53,814. Males had a median income of $36,683 versus $25,488 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,868. About 5.10% of families and 6.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.90% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


According to the Florida Times-Union, in October 2004, there were 106,114 registered voters in Clay County. The Florida Times-Union, based in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, is the major daily newspaper in northeast Florida. ...


Cities and towns

Incorporated municipalities

Green Cove Springs is a city located in Clay County, Florida. ... Keystone Heights is a city located in Clay County, Florida. ... Orange Park is a town located in Clay County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 9,081. ... Penney Farms is a town located in Clay County, Florida. ...

Unincorporated Communities

  • Lake Asbury
  • Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace
  • Clay Hill
  • Doctors Inlet
  • Fleming Island
  • Lakeside
  • McRae
  • Middleburg
  • Virginia Village

Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace is a census_designated place located in Clay County, Florida. ... Lakeside is an unincorporated community located in Clay County, Florida. ... Middleburg is a census-designated place and an unincorporated town in Clay County, Florida, United States. ...

Politics

Clay County is one of the most reliably Republican counties in the state during presidential elections outside of the Panhandle, although it often supports Conservative Democrats for local and state offices. For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... The Florida Panhandle is the region of the state of Florida which includes the westernmost 16 counties in the state. ... In American politics, Conservative Democrat is a term referring to a member of the Democratic Party who holds some conservative political views. ...

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2004 76.2% 23.3% 0.5%
2000 72.8% 25.5% 1.7%
1996 64.5% 28.2% 7.4%
1992 58.0% 23.3% 18.7%
1988 76.7% 23.0% 0.3%

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Cities and communities of Clay County, Florida
County seat Green Cove Springs Location of Clay County
Incorporated places Green Cove Springs | Keystone Heights | Orange Park | Penney Farms
Unincorporated places Asbury Lake | Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace | Clay Hill | Doctors Inlet | Fleming Island | Hibernia | Lakeside | McRae | Middleburg | Virginia Village
Adjacent Counties Duval | St. Johns | Putnam | Bradford | Baker


Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Green Cove Springs is a city located in Clay County, Florida. ... Image File history File links Clay_County_Florida. ... An incorporated place, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a type of governmental unit incorporated under state law as a city, town (except the New England states, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village and having legally prescribed limits, powers, and... Green Cove Springs is a city located in Clay County, Florida. ... Keystone Heights is a city located in Clay County, Florida. ... Orange Park is a town located in Clay County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 9,081. ... Penney Farms is a town located in Clay County, Florida. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... Lake Asbury is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clay County, Florida, United States. ... Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace is a census_designated place located in Clay County, Florida. ... Doctors Inlet is a town in Clay County, Florida, United States. ... Fleming Island is a town in Clay County, Florida, United States. ... Hibernia is a town in Clay County, Florida, United States. ... Lakeside is an unincorporated community located in Clay County, Florida. ... Middleburg is a census-designated place and an unincorporated town in Clay County, Florida, United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Duval County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... St. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Bradford County Courthouse in Starke Bradford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny Baker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Clay County, Florida: Information from Answers.com (691 words)
Clay County was created in December 1858 from a section of Duval County.
Clay County is also a popular choice of residence for military personnel who are stationed on bases in nearby Duval County (NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport).
In the county the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who were 65 years of age or older.
Clay County Tourism Division - Clay County Chamber of Commerce (827 words)
Clay County, Florida, is rich in natural beauty and history.
Clay County residents have contributed greatly to war efforts throughout the nation’s history, and the list of those who fought for their country, on both foreign and domestic soil, is indeed long.
Wonderful sources of Clay County history are the books, “Images of America: Clay County”, by Kevin S. Hooper of Middleburg (2004, ISBN 0-7385-1635-X, Arcadia Publishing) and “Parade of Memories”, by Arch Fredric Blakey (Clay County Archives and Historical Resource Center, Clayarch@bellbouth.net).
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