Carrie Clarke HouseWelcome

Welcome to the Historical Society of Orange Park website! Here you'll find the latest news from our club, upcoming activities and events and information about the Veterans Memorial in Magnolia Cemetery. Check out the Photos of Orange Park page to get a glimpse of how our town looked in earlier days and please consider joining the Historical Society of Orange Park or contacting us about any questions you may have about our club or Orange Park's history.

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Upcoming Events

Open House

The Clarke House, built in 1912, is open for tours the second Sunday of each month from 2 PM to 4 PM.  Due to Coronavirus restrictions, all visitors will be required to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing while in the Clarke House.

Veterans Day

Due to the situation with the Covid-19 virus, we are not hosting a live Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial on November 11.  This year, to continue our annual tradition, we will honor our veterans by hosting a virtual ceremony.  A video presentation of this year's ceremony has been prepared and can be viewed via YouTube,  Click here to view the video.


The Historical Society of Orange Park meets on a quarterly basis at historic Clarke House, 1039 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL, unless special circumstances are announed.  Each meeting pertains to a significant aspect of our local history. Specific information on each meeting or event will be posted on our News page.  Come join us to learn about the history of our town and its surrounding areas.  For more information about the Clarke House and adjoining park, please visit

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Our Mission

The Historical Society of Orange Park was organized to educate the community about the rich and dynamic history of Orange Park, which was founded in 1877. The society collects, preserves and displays printed materials of historical value and facilitates educational and historical events.

2020 Officers
President Cynthia Cheatwood
Vice President Eugene Nix
Treasurer Van Hogan