Bordered on the east by the St. Johns River, Clay County boasts some magnificent views of the waterway, lined with gorgeous bluffs and century old live oaks—optimal for those looking for tranquil new homes. Clay County allows for a peaceful, quaint style of living as much of the county remains undeveloped or rural.
The therapeutic warm springs and mild climate were major draws for visitors, as Clay County was once a popular destination for tourists visiting from the northern states in the 1800s. Steamboats brought the visitors to various hotels in Green Cove Springs–a few of which are still in existence. President Grover was the most famous of such tourists. He even had spring water shipped back to the White House. Later on, Henry Flagler extended the Florida East Coast Railway to points such as Palm Beach and Miami.
The military has played an important role in Clay County and continues to do so today. In 1939, Camp Blanding opened on Kingsley Lake in central Clay County and was used for various military training exercises. Its proximity to both the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport makes Clay County a popular choice of residence for military personnel.
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