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Green Cove Springs

The State of Florida is a state in the southeastern United States. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state.
Green Cove Springs is a city in Clay County, Florida, United States. The population of the city was 5,378 as of the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded was 5,990.  Population in 2005 was 6,085. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.5 square kilometers out of which 17.7 square kilometers is covered by land and 6.8 square kilometers is water area. As of the census of 2000, there were 5,378 people, 1,987 households, and 1,402 families residing in the city. The population density was 304.5 per square kilometers.
The city is named after the portion of the St. Johns River upon which the city is built. The river bends here, and the area is sheltered by trees that are perennially green. In the city the population was spread out with 23.7 percent under the age of 18, 8.1 percent from 18 to 24, 26.0 percent from 25 to 44, 25.0 percent from 45 to 64, and 17.2 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.
During World War II, Green Cove Spring again saw growth when the US Navy opened the Benjamin Lee Auxiliary Air Field. After the war, the Navy constructed 13 piers along the St. Johns River to house a Mothball Fleet of some 600 vessels. In 1960, the Navy decommissioned the base and relocated the vessels. In 1984, the city annexed the former base into the city to utilize it for further growth and development as the Clay County Port and Reynolds Industrial Park.

Green Cove Springs is also said to be as the city of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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