GREEN COVE SPRINGS

Green Cove Springs is a city located along the west bank of the historic St. Johns River and since 1871 has served as the County Seat of Government for Clay County, Florida.

 The city’s name originates from the three physical characteristics.  “Green” refers to the perennially green vegetation characterized by its tree scape and foliage.  “Cove” refers to a bend in the St. Johns River creating a safe area for mooring of boats during inclement weather periods.  “Springs” refers to the natural spring (one of 600 in Florida), originating from the “Floridan Aquifer” with an estimated flow rate of approximately 2,200 gallons per minute.  The spring water flows into the west side of the municipal swimming pool and then flows out the east side forming a stream eventually emptying into the St. Johns River.

   The medicinal qualities of the spring and its location along the St. Johns River served as major contributors to the community’s development as a prominent attraction and destination for tourists during the 19th Century.  

During the late 1880’s, the town experienced great prosperity as evidenced by the large number and quality of hotels constructed near the spring and surrounding area.  The medicinal qualities of the spring and tropical climate of the area during the winter months made Green Cove Springs a popular vacation destination. Tourists and visitors journeyed along the St. Johns River from Jacksonville by Riverboats. The accommodations of these hotels were comparable to famous hotels in cities like Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. 

 Green Cove Springs had the first “Trolley System” in the state providing transportation for commodities, residents and visitors with their luggage from the riverbank piers to the various lodging accommodations in the city.  The prominence of the community as a winter style resort changed when Henry Flagler constructed his railroad allowing northern visitors to vacation in destinations further south in more tropical areas like Palm Beach and Miami.  

 It was also the home of “Gustafson's Farm”, owned, and operated by Frank and Agnes Gustafson. The dairy operations moved to a 10,000-acre location just south of the city and continued to grow earning it recognition as one of the largest privately owned dairies in the Southeastern part of the United States.  

Green Cove Springs

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3297 Us-17, GREEN COVE SPRINGS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 4,088 SqFt

3297 Us-17, GREEN COVE SPRINGS

$2,750,000
1456 Russell Rd, GREEN COVE SPRINGS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 965 SqFt

1456 Russell Rd, GREEN COVE SPRINGS

$2,200,000
654 S Orange Ave, GREEN COVE SPRINGS
  • Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

654 S Orange Ave, GREEN COVE SPRINGS

$2,000,000
102 Yacht Club Point, GREEN COVE SPRINGS
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,780 SqFt

102 Yacht Club Point, GREEN COVE SPRINGS

$1,500,000 ↓ $100,000
627 Branscomb Rd, GREEN COVE SPRINGS
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,044 SqFt

627 Branscomb Rd, GREEN COVE SPRINGS

$1,300,000
5319 Deer Island Rd, GREEN COVE SPRINGS
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,826 SqFt

5319 Deer Island Rd, GREEN COVE SPRINGS

$1,145,000 ↑ $20,000
1811 Colonial Dr, GREEN COVE SPRINGS
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,565 SqFt

1811 Colonial Dr, GREEN COVE SPRINGS

$1,100,000
914 N Orange Ave, GREEN COVE SPRINGS
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,444 SqFt

914 N Orange Ave, GREEN COVE SPRINGS

$999,999
265 Branscomb Rd, GREEN COVE SPRINGS
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,784 SqFt

265 Branscomb Rd, GREEN COVE SPRINGS

$995,000
1260 Ivey Ln, GREEN COVE SPRINGS
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,117 SqFt

1260 Ivey Ln, GREEN COVE SPRINGS

$984,900 ↓ $5,100
2712 Henley Rd, GREEN COVE SPRINGS
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,293 SqFt

2712 Henley Rd, GREEN COVE SPRINGS

$925,000 ↓ $25,000
3298 Shinnecock Ln, GREEN COVE SPRINGS
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,746 SqFt

3298 Shinnecock Ln, GREEN COVE SPRINGS

$899,999

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Listing information last updated on August 8th, 2022 at 4:11pm EDT.

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