Clay County History Bingo Pass

Explore the places that built Clay County!

We invite you to celebrate the heritage of our local communities and the stories they have to tell. You’ll discover tales of strength, courage, perseverance and legacy like;
• what was built by the same company that built the Empire State Building • details that made southern rock music legendary • what natural resource was bottled and sold as medicine • what parks changed the foundation of the area • who dared to do things never done before that changed the course of history

Discover this and more all right here in Clay County. Make sure to check-in at each location to be entered into a giveaway, or play history BINGO that can be found in select locations. Enjoy your visit!

Click here to see what’s included!

Clay County History Bingo Pass

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • No apps to download

How this Pass Works

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of curated attractions, for you to check in at and explore during your visit!

Step 2 - Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 - Redeem

When visiting a participating location, simply utilize your phone's built in GPS to check in and start winning prizes!

Included Venues

See locations on an interactive map.

Venue Image
1847 Middleburg Methodist Church and Cemetery
This church was founded in 1823 and is one of the oldest Methodist churches in Florida. The property where the historic church now stands was deeded in 1847 by John Schuefler. George Branning donated the lumber and the labor came from slaves owned by Branning and Osias Budington. The church has...
Show more
Venue Image
Black Creek Bike Trail
A maintained bike trail through conservation lands on Black Creek, this trail covers ground that was once a British land grant. In 1767 Sir Richard Russell, Lord Buckworth, was granted 10,000 acres bounding east on the St. Johns River and south on Black Creek. British Governor James Grant...
Show more
Venue Image
Camp Blanding Military Museum
Camp Blanding was built in 1939 as a National Guard training facility but, when WWII occurred, the US Army took it over. At any given time, several divisions were in training at the camp. It also was a prisoner of war camp for German submariner prisoners. After the war, the camp reverted to the...
Show more
Venue Image
Camp Chowenwaw Park
This 175-acre county owned park on Fleming Island started out as a Girl Scout camp in 1933. The county purchased the park in 2006. It’s most famous for its tree house campsites and stunning views of Black Creek. You can also enjoy climate controlled cabin camping, primitive tent camping, Nature...
Show more
Venue Image
Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial
Mary Helen Hoff lived in Orange Park near Moody Avenue with her husband Commander Michael G. Hoff during the Vietnam Era. In January of 1970, Mrs. Hoff learned that her husband was shot down during a combat mission and was declared mission in action. Mrs. Hoff had a passion for finding a way to...
Show more
Venue Image
Clay County Archives, Old Jail and 1890 Historic Courthouse
The Historic Triangle site forms a triangle as the grounds sit inside three crossroads - Walnut, Gratio and Ferris Streets in Green Cove Springs, and is home to the 1890 Courthouse, 1894 Old Jail, TAPS Military Monument and County Archives. The land was donated to the county by the Borden Family of...
Show more
Venue Image
General Geiger Birthplace Historical Marker
General Geiger was born and raised in Middleburg. The "Father of Marine Corps Aviation," was born on January 25, 1885, in his family home on what is now the campus of Middleburg First Baptist Church. That’s where you’ll find the historical marker. He served as a school teacher, principal, and...
Show more
Venue Image
Green Cove Springs Spring Park
Located in Green Cove Springs behind city hall, this spring has been a tourist hotspot since the 1870’s when the original snowbirds (Northern tourists) began visiting Florida. City Hall sits on the site of the Clarendon Hotel (1871), then the Qui Si Sana Hotel (1904). The city’s fishing pier is...
Show more
Venue Image
Jennings State Forest
A great place to enjoy nature and experience some history as well. Going back to the 1800’s many families had homesteads there, farms and schools dotted the landscape as well. Turpentine was one of the main industries in this area and the forest provided plenty of resources and places for...
Show more
Venue Image
Keystone Heights Beach Pavilion
Set on the shores of Lake Geneva is the beach pavilion where WWII GI’s and local girls once danced the night away. There is a tree-lined park with a playground and picnic tables available for public use.



The Keystone Heights Historic Pavilion is located on Lake Geneva in the Keystone...
Show more
Venue Image
Keystone Inn Historical Marker
The Inn was opened in 1924 just as John Lawrence was developing Keystone Heights. Located at 555 Lawrence Boulevard, a historical marker details the importance of the once-famous inn in the growth of the area as well as the bonding of the early community there.
Venue Image
Middleburg Main Street Boardwalk/ Boat Ramp
The oldest continuously used road in Clay County and in Middleburg even before area became known as Middleburg. Maps from the 1830’s illustrate the early road as a dirt path cutting through the wilderness which later morphed into a military road during the Second Seminole War, cutting across...
Show more
Venue Image
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
One of Florida's first state parks, Gold Head Branch became part of Florida’s state park system in 1935. The initial property was donated by Martin J. "Mike" Roess (pronounced "Race") and developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC was launched in 1933 under President Franklin D....
Show more
Venue Image
Neptune Park
This new athletic field and park is located off Thunderbolt Road on Fleming Island. The park was named in honor of the crew of a Navy P2V2 Neptune aircraft that crashed near that location on June 14, 1951, killing seven of the nine crew members on board. The crew was on a training mission...
Show more
Venue Image
North Florida Military Museum
This museum is filled with memorabilia, artifacts and displays about the modern wars (WWII forward). Its location itself is historical as it’s located at the former, WWII era Lee Field. Today, it’s the site of the Military Museum of North Florida, many local industrial businesses and the...
Show more
Venue Image
Orange Park Normal School Hisotical Marker
In the 1890’s, Orange Park had a trailblazing de-segregated school in the middle of town. The teachers at this classical academy openly defied Florida laws against teaching black and white students together. Their trouble got them arrested but the case was later thrown out of court by Judge...
Show more
Venue Image
Orange Park Riverfront Walkway
This riverfront overlook and adjoining mile-long walkway features views of the great St. Johns River and nearby Moosehaven, a retirement community founded in 1922 by the Loyal Order of the Moose. Moosehaven is the former site of Laurel Grove, Zephaniah and Ana Kingsley’s plantation. At the end of...
Show more
Venue Image
Penney Farms Museum and Town Hall
Visit the little community of Penney Farms, the community initially created by JC Penny as a utopian agricultural experiment. Its most famous resident was Meinhardt Raabe, one of the Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz, an iconic movie still today. Although JC Penney never lived there himself, the...
Show more
Venue Image
Reynolds Park/Marina
Formerly a Naval flight training facility known as Lee Field (or NAS Green Cove Springs) during WWII, its most famous flight student was JFK’s older brother Joseph Kennedy and its most famous instructor was Ed McMahon. After the war, it became the Mothball Fleet wherein hundreds of Navy ships...
Show more
Venue Image
Ronnie Van Zant Memorial Park
Located in the Lake Asbury community, this park is dedicated to the memory of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s founder and lead singer, Ronnie Van Zant. Ronnie and his family resided, in addition to Duval County, in Clay County and his family donated this land for the park. The frisbee golf course at the park is...
Show more
Venue Image
The Clarke House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house was originally built in the early 1900’s by William Clarke and his wife Carrie. It was a working farm with acres of productive pecan trees. Several outbuildings nearby were leased as housing for the scientists from the Yerkes Primate...
Show more
Venue Image
The Clay County Historical and Railroad Museum
Featuring a former train depot now positioned at the Historic Triangle site, exhibits include railroad memorabilia, an old time country kitchen and country store displays. Operated by the Clay County Historical Society at 915 Walnut Street, the museum is open on Sundays from 2pm-5pm. Outdoor...
Show more
Venue Image
The Middleburg Museum, Inc.
We have displays telling the history of Middleburg as well as an example of a 1860’s home.