Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lake City, Florida
Lake City is the county seat for Columbia County
Lake City is in Columbia County
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It’s September 10, 1539…
Conquistador Hernando de Soto has come to Uriutina, a deserted Indian village near here.
We have feasted upon the bounty of food left behind by the fleeing villagers. Messengers sent by Chief Uzachile have . . . — — Map (db m126584) HM
Originally called Alpata Telophka, or Alligator Town, this site was a Seminole village, ruled by the powerful chief Alligator, an instigator of the Dade Massacre, which began the great Seminole War of 1835. Following the cessation of hostilities, a . . . — — Map (db m57686) HM
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
This marker commemorates, also, the historically . . . — — Map (db m57642) HM
Old Bethel Church was first organized by Alligator area settlers as early as the 1820s. The original church was a small log structure located some two miles northeast of this site. In 1855, this building was erected to accommodate a growing number . . . — — Map (db m54580) HM
Falling Creek Falls Park is a cooperative venture between the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) and the Columbia County Board of County Commissioners. The SRWMD acquired the land through the Preservation 2000 land acquisition program . . . — — Map (db m126089) HM
Earliest known records indicate a Baptist congregation worshipped at this site until 1866, when the church became Methodist. The church continues regular worship services (as it has since its founding) and is open to visitors. The original log . . . — — Map (db m126091) HM
African American education in Columbia County dates to Reconstruction when the first school was established in 1866 for freed people of color in the county. In 1906, the Lake City School for Colored Students was created under the . . . — — Map (db m202818) HM
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because
of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform.
Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and
won victories for liberty, . . . — — Map (db m152579) WM
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 . . . — — Map (db m149337) HM