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Lake City in Columbia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Historic Site Lake City-Columbia County Florida

 
 
Historic Site Lake City-Columbia County Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon
1. Historic Site Lake City-Columbia County Florida Marker
Inscription.  During the Reconstruction Era local townspeople threw several rifles, trap door Springfield Model 1868 Caliber .50-.70, belonging to U.S. Forces into Lake DeSoto to protest the presence of Federal Troops in the area.

Sixteen rifles were recovered from this site in December 1982.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 30° 11.443′ N, 82° 38.123′ W. Marker is in Lake City, Florida, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of Northeast Lake Desoto Circle and Northeast Madison Street, on the right when traveling north on Northeast Lake Desoto Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake City FL 32055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Apalachee Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away); Alligator (about 600 feet away); Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 4˝ miles away); Falling Creek Falls (approx. 5.1 miles away); A Bargaining Chip
Historic Site Lake City-Columbia County Florida Marker on Lake DeSoto image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon
2. Historic Site Lake City-Columbia County Florida Marker on Lake DeSoto
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(approx. 5.1 miles away); Falling Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 20, 2021