Historical Archives

Vishi Garig holding book
Archives Specialist Vishi Garig is available to assist history-seekers, young and old, with research and more.

The Clay County Historical Archives in Green Cove Springs, Florida is not only a fun and educational place to visit, but it is also 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 electronically online, our 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.             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Through Archives, thousands of historical documents are available.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.

The Archives is a hub of information for genealogical enthusiasts and researchers, too.  Call Archives Specialist Vishi Garig at (904) 371-0027 to learn more. Check out our Historical Archives video and find even more photographs and historic details by visiting our Clay County Historical Archives website.

Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Tara S. Green appreciates her staff’s ongoing effort to make our county’s Archives one of the best in state. Click on the links below for even more helpful and educational information.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday, Open 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, Closed Except for Special Events
  • Holiday and Special Closure Dates as Posted on the Archives Entrance
Historical prison cells

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. Under the supervision of Archives Specialist Vishi Garig, the Archives ensures the availability and accessibility of these records and artifacts entrusted to it for the use of both present and future generations.

historical building

The Archives is committed to promoting programs and providing resources that increase public awareness of and appreciation for Clay County, Florida. Our staff is available as guest speakers in the community and groups are also welcome to tour the Old Jail, Archives, 1890 Courthouse and Clay County Courthouse, too.  Simply contact Archives Specialist Garig at (904)371-0027 (clayarchives@clayclerk.com) for tours of the historic buildings or contact Community Outreach Director Mary Justino at (904)269-6337 (justinom@clayclerk.com) to arrange tours of the main Clay County Courthouse.

Clay clerk badges, handcuffs, and blurred revolver
Old prison cell