Hibernia, Florida

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Hibernia
Unincorporated community
Hibernia is located in Florida
Hibernia
Hibernia
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°3′54″N 81°41′52″W / 30.06500°N 81.69778°W / 30.06500; -81.69778Coordinates: 30°3′54″N 81°41′52″W / 30.06500°N 81.69778°W / 30.06500; -81.69778
Country United States
State Florida
County Clay
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Hibernia is an unincorporated community in Clay County, Florida, United States.[1] It is located off US 17, on the western bank of the St. Johns River. It is the home of historic St. Margaret's Episcopal Church and Cemetery.

History[edit]

The community takes its name from Hibernia, the classical name for Ireland.[2]

A U.S. post office was established at Hibernia on June 19, 1849, but its name was changed on October 17, 1853 to Magnolia Mills, and on July 30, 1866, it was changed to Green Cove Springs. The Hibernia post office was reestablished on February 16, 1855, and remained open until May 15, 1931, when it was closed and the area assigned to Green Cove Springs.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 156. 
  3. ^ Bradbury, Alford G., and Hallock, E. Story, A Chronology of Florida Post Offices, reprinted 1993, Port Salerno:Florida Classics Library. ISBN 0-9630788-1-X