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Capitol Hill in Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Columbia County

Florida World War II Memorial

 
 
Columbia County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
1. Columbia County Marker
Inscription.  
Columbia County
Lake City proudly boasts participation in WW II through the
Naval Air Station which is located on the site of the Lake City Air Field.

NAS Lake City was commissioned in 1942. Navy and Marine pilots
trained to fly sorties in PV 1 Venturas and PV-3 Harpoons.

Over 2000 Marines, Sailors and Waves were stationed at the airfield.
In March of 1946 the airfield closed.

The Navy Brig which was used during WWII remains in use by
the Lake City Community College as a data processing center.

 
Erected 2005 by The State of Florida.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 30° 26.272′ N, 84° 17.067′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. It is in Capitol Hill. Memorial is on South Bronough Street, 0.1 miles south of West Pensacola Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker located in front of the R. A. Gray Building. Touch for map. Marker is
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at or near this postal address: 500 S Bronough Street, Tallahassee FL 62399, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dixie County (here, next to this marker); Charlotte County (here, next to this marker); Clay County (here, next to this marker); Escambia County (here, next to this marker); Broward County (here, next to this marker); Franklin County (here, next to this marker); Gilchrist County (here, next to this marker); Bradford County (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Columbia County Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
2. Columbia County Marker (right)
Florida World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
3. Florida World War II Memorial
Grateful State Pays Tribute to its Citizens image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
4. Grateful State Pays Tribute to its Citizens
for their sacrifices at home and in harm’s way
to protect and defend the freedoms
we so deeply cherish.
The inscriptions displayed on the county markers
lining this walk detail the contributions
and sentiments of Florida’s 67 countries.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 13, 2024