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Hibernia
Unincorporated community
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. 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

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

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.


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