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Lake City
Columbia County, Florida

32055, 32056, 32024, 32025, 32038

"Florida's Crossroads"

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Lake City is approximately 12,000 (1999), 12046 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,494 (1990), 4666 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lake City is 27.27 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.348 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lake City to Washington DC is 684 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 99 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lake City is positioned 30.19 degrees north of the equator and 82.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lake City elevation is 200 feet above sea level.
Lake City average annual rainfall is 56.8 inches per year
Lake City average annual humidity is 75%
Lake City average temperature is 69 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 40 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 91 degrees F.


at the intersection of Interstates 75 and 10 in the center of North Central Florida.

Lake City is about 45 miles from Gainesville, 60 from Jacksonville and approximately 104 miles from Tallahassee, the state capital.
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History & History Related Items

Lake City, Florida has a lot of Civil War History. The Battle of Olustee was held just outside of Lake City in Columbia County in the middle of the Osceola National Forest. A Re-enactment is held every year in February with a weekend full of festivities. This includes a parade, a huge downtown craft show all weekend long (starting Friday), with entertainment and the re-enactments ending on Sunday afternoon. Shuttle buses are available so parking is not a problem. Come see beautiful Lake City and see our Olustee Park.

You will find some history information, as well as other information, on this site.

Columbia County Historical Museum
Phone: (904) 755-9096 or 752-2485
This museum has Civil War and other artifacts. It also encompasses the heritage of the area. The museum is housed in the Vinzant House, which was built in the late 1800's. It was purchased by John Vinzant, Jr. For $ 450 in 1880 and was used by the family for over 90 years. Group tours are available by special request.

A history page for Lake City.

The first name for Lake City was "Alpata Telophka," which means Alligator Town. You might think it was named for the large reptile, but it was not. It was named for a young warrior whose name was "Alligator."

It wasn't until 14 December 1858 that a new name was chosen, Lake City, and the town was incorporated the next year. The name of Lake City was proposed by Mrs. Elex Young. Lake City was incorporated on 15 January 1859.
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Here is information about Lake City

More information about Lake City

Sports Hall of Fame of North Florida
Hall of Fame Drive - US 90 & I-75
Lake City, Florida

The Lakes of Lake City - The town is sometimes known as a Community of Many Lakes.
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Lake City City Government

Lake City Offices
150 N Alachua St
Lake City, FL 32055-3908
Phone: 904-752-2031

Lake City is governed by a five member city council and a City Manager who is hired by the City Council.

Lake City Chamber

Columbia County/Lake City Chamber of Commerce
106 South Marion St.
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: 904-752-3690

Lake City Organizations

Columbia County/Lake City Chamber of Commerce
106 South Marion St.
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: 904-752-3690

Lake City Libraries

Columbia County Public Library
490 N. Columbia St.
Lake City, FL 32055
Phone: 904-758-1018
Fax 904-758-2135

Lake City Schools

Columbia County School Supt
528 W Duval St
Lake City, FL 32055-3968
Phone: 904-755-8000

Lake City Community College
Route 19, Box 1030
Lake City, Florida 32025
Phone: 904-752-1822 Lake City


The population of Lake City was:
1970 - 10,575
1980 - 9,257
1990 - 10,005
1995 - 10,049
1999 - 12,000
2005 - 15,000 (projection)

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