Lake City is the province seat of Columbia County,Florida, United States. As of the 2010 evaluation, the city's populace was 12,046.It is the important city of the Lake City Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is made out of Columbia County, and had a 2010 populace of 67,531. Lake City initially started as the town of Alligator in 1821 close to the Seminole settlement known as Alligator Village. Croc turned into the seat of Columbia County in 1832 when it was shaped from Duval and Alachua regions. In 1858 Alligator was consolidated and renamed Lake City.
The biggest American Civil War fight in Florida occurred close here in the Battle of Olustee in 1864; the Confederates won. In 1884 the Florida Agricultural College was set up in Lake City as a land give school; it was migrated to Gainesville in 1905 to frame some portion of the University of Florida. The city's sesquicentennial was held in 2009.Lake City is known as "The Gateway to Florida" since it is nearby the crossing point of Interstate 75 and Interstate 10.