Clay County was founded on December 31, 1858, and named to honor Henry Clay, a famous American Statesman. Clay County's natural beauty was one of the many reasons President Grover Cleveland had its spring water shipped to the White House. Nestled in Northeast Florida Clay County provides a short commute to the larger cities of Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Our county is best known for the quality of life it offers to residents. From our innovative hospitals, small businesses and top performing retail stores, Clay County has all you need and more.