Aerial Photographs

A gazetteer of place names may come in handy as you find place names you are unfamiliar with, or want to know spelling variations to search.

1943-1970

1943

A complete set of photos was taken. They are available online and in printed format at the Archives. To use the online system:

  1. Blanding at KingsleyChoose Clay County
  2. Choose the Index
  3. Choose the Sheet that contains your area of interest (1 is the NE including Orange Park, 2 is NW including Camp Blanding. 3 is the SW including Keystone Heights, and 4 is the SE.)
  4. Click on the Zoomable tab and use the controls to find the flight you are interested in. For example, flight 1C-107 is for the intersection of Blanding and Kingsley.
  5. Click on the Related Flights tab and choose 1943, and then Flight 1C
  6. Choose Tile 107, and the photograph will be presented.

 

1953 and 1970

Similar sets of photos was taken in 1953 and 1970, and they can be accesses in the same way either online or at the Archives. The flight numbers are not the same as 1953, but the procedure to find them is the same.

1975 to present

1975, 1981, 1984

Several sets of printed aerial photographs are available at the Archives.

As of yet they have not been cataloged, but they are stored by township and range in drawers.

1994, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

Google Maps begins providing aerial maps in Clay County in 1994.

Here's how to access them:

  1. Install Google Maps (free) [you take the risk, and the Archives does not endorse]
  2. "Fly to" an address in Clay County.
  3. Zoom to an altitude less than 48,000 ft (bottom left hand corner)
  4. When you are lower than that altitude, a four-digit year will show up in the bottom left (probably 1994).
  5. Click on that date and a slider bar will show up in the top left, and you can choose any of the dates listed.