Columbia County

Columbia County is located in Northeast Florida bordering Georgia and Hamilton, Suwannee, Gilchrist, Alachua, Union and Baker Counties.

Columbia County was established in 1832 from St. Johns County and was named in honor of Christopher Columbus. The Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto founded a large village on the site of present-day Lake City.

Columbia County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
56,513
Population - 2010
67,531
Population - 2015 Est
68,163
Land Area (sq mi)
798
Water Area (sq mi)
4
Total Area (sq mi)
801
Average Rainfall
50
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
56

Columbia County School District is based in Lake City, Florida. The mission of Columbia County School District is to put great focus on educating students in an environment of trust and respect, with student success being the ultimate goal of teachers, the school board and parents. The Columbia County School District is accredited by the premier accreditation organization, AdvancEd.. Currently, there are 9 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 3 high schools, and an alternative school that operate under the authority of the school district.

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The Columbia County Public Library has 3 branches, two of which, including the main branch, are located in Lake City. The 3rd is located in Fort White.

Distributing weekly newspaper to Lake City, Live Oak, Madison, Branford, Dowling Park, Jasper, Wellborn, White Springs, Old Town, Fanning Springs, Trenton, High Springs and Alachua City, Florida.