Florida has a rich and diverse history. African American landmarks and legacies exist in various locations throughout the state. The following historical sites can be found in Clay County. While some of these sites can be visited, other listings are marked "private" and are not open to the public.
Joseph Green House
531McIntosh Avenue (Private)
Mississippi native Joseph Green settled in Orange Park around 1886, acquiring property in the African American community along McIntosh Avenue. Green constructed the 1,250 square foot, two-story house as his residence around 1893. The house remained in the Green family until 1994.
Orange Park Negro Elementary School
440 McIntosh Avenue
Completed in 1938, Orange Park Negro Elementary School represents one of the few buildings constructed by the school board in the 1930s. Today it is the property of the city of Orange Park.
Adapted from Florida Black Heritage Trail, published by the Florida Department of State, in partnership with VISIT FLORIDA, copyright 2007. For more information on African American sites, please visit flheritage.com.
Additional information can also be found at: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/milesmedia/floridablackheritage/