Green Cove Springs

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. The area was first inhabited over 7,000 years ago by natives drawn by the warm mineral spring. The hydrological spring of the same name, locally known as the “Original Fountain of Youth”, attracted guests in the 19th century.