Wherever the Road Leads

Green Cove Springs, Florida

“My Home Town”

If you’re asking yourself, “Why in the world is he in a place called Green Cove Springs? Never heard of it. Why not Daytona, Jacksonville, St. Augustine or even Apalachicola?” Well, because thanks to the Mail Forwarding company that I use located in Green Cove Springs, I have a functional address here. They have a very efficient County Seat in Green Cove Springs where I was able to quickly and easily get done what I needed to get done.

I thought I would take a tour of my ‘home town’ and actually it’s quite scenic. It’s located on the St. John River and there actually is a ‘spring’. According to the plaque, they tried to make it a tourist town some time back. The navy had a ship graveyard here for a while. Nowadays, it’s most likely a bedroom community for nearby Jacksonville and St. Augustine.

Green Cove Springs Post office

Green Cove Springs Post Office

 

Variety of trees, some tropical.

Variety of trees, some tropical.

 

green Cove Springs garage working on a vintage Chevy.

Green Cove Springs garage working on a vintage Chevy.

 

Walnut Street, my 'address'.

Walnut Street, my ‘address’.

 

Downtown park and trees with Spanish Moss.

Downtown park and trees with Spanish Moss.

 

Looking out across the St. John River.

Looking out across the St. John River.

 

Water from the spring.

Water from the spring.

In the late 1800’s, river steamers brought visitors to “The Saratoga of the South”, noted for the healthful qualities of its famous spring, and to its Boarding Houses, said to rival the finest in the north.

It could pass for an old Caribbean resort hotel.

It could pass for an old Caribbean resort hotel.

 

One of the Springs with counts of bicarbonate, sulfate and magnesium.

The Spring with its high counts of bicarbonate, sulfate and magnesium. That’s City Hall in the background.

 

Green Cove Springs City Hall.

Green Cove Springs City Hall.

 

Riverfront properties.

Riverfront properties.

 

City Hall from the front of the building.

City Hall from the front of the building.

 

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Beautiful, peaceful, sweltering old Southern park.

 

Another casualty of the digital age and multiplexes. Makes me think of "American Graffiti", though.

Another casualty of the digital age and multiplexes. Makes me think of “American Graffiti”, though.

 

Publix and their sky-high prices seem to have the grocery market cornered here in north Florida. However Green Cove Springs features a Winn-Dixie grocery store. That’s about as close to Southern Living as you’ll get around here.

 

It’s time to head north, back into The South.

 

 

 

 

 

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