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.

Veterans  Day is approaching and we will once agan conduct our annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Magnolia Cemetery.  In conjunction with the Veterans Day Ceremony, we are conducting our annual Veterans Day Essay Contest for Clay County students from 4th through 12th grades.  Contest winners will be invited to present their essays during the ceremony.  Visit our Veterans Memorial page for more informaiton.

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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.  Please stop by for a visit.



The Historical Society of Orange Park meets at 6:30 PM on the second Monday of each month at historic Clarke House, 1039 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL. Each meeting features a guest speaker who will discuss a significant aspect of our local history followed by refreshments and conversation. 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

Couple in period costumeOur 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.

2016 List of Officers
Chairman Cindy Cheatwood
President Van Hogan
Vice President Randy Harris
Treasurer Steve Howard
Secretary Mary Ellen DeMarco