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LAKE CITY FUN FACTS
Lake City Florida is a growing area of North Florida. We are located at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Interstate 75. Lake City is located in Columbia County, Florida, USA. In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city’s population at 12,046 and the county’s population at 67,531. Lake City is the county seat of Columbia County, and is the Principal City of the Lake City Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is composed of Columbia County.
Lake City History
The site of Lake City was a Seminole village named Alpata Telophka, meaning “Alligator Town”. By 1830 a white American town called Alligator was established, adjacent to the Seminole town. The city was incorporated and changed to its current name in 1859. The name was changed because the mayor’s wife, who had recently moved to the town, refused to hang her lace curtains in a town named Alligator. The American Civil War Battle of Olustee took place near Lake City in February of 1864. By the early 20th century Lake City had become an important railroad junction, served by the Seaboard Air Line, Atlantic Coast Line, Georgia Southern, and the Florida Railroad. By 1950 it had a population of 7,467 people.
Every February since 1976 Lake City has hosted the Olustee Battle Festival & Re-Enactment. Lake City also holds its Alligator Fest each October.