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

Apalachee Trail

 
 
Apalachee Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 29, 2012
1. Apalachee Trail Marker
Inscription.  
The Apalachee Indian Trail of early times
passed in this vicinity through Alligator -
now Lake City - to near the upper mineral
springs - White Springs - on to Tallahassee
via Alapaha.

This marker commemorates, also, the historically
prominent Chief Alligator, whose
village stood at head of lake nearby.

 
Erected 1939 by The Edward Rutledge Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Lake City, Florida.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 30° 11.413′ N, 82° 38.218′ W. Marker is in Lake City, Florida, in Columbia County. Marker is on Marion Avenue (SR 47) (U.S. 441) near NW Orange Street, on the left when traveling south. Located in the park at the Columbia County Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake City FL 32025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alligator (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Monument
Apalachee Trail Marker, in the park at Columbia County Office image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 29, 2012
2. Apalachee Trail Marker, in the park at Columbia County Office
(within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Site Lake City-Columbia County Florida (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 4˝ miles away); Falling Creek Falls (approx. 5.1 miles away); A Bargaining Chip (approx. 5.1 miles away); Falling Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Florida’s Original Tourist Destination (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
 
Regarding Apalachee Trail. The Apalachee were part of an expansive trade network that extended from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes, and westward to what is now Oklahoma. The Apalachee acquired copper artifacts, sheets of mica, greenstone and galena from distant locations through this trade. The Apalachee probably paid for such imports with shells, pearls, shark teeth, preserved fish and sea turtle meat, salt and cassina leaves and twigs (used to make the black drink).
 
Apalachee Trail artwork image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 29, 2012
3. Apalachee Trail artwork
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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