Lake City, in central north Florida's Columbia County, originally was a Seminole village named Alpata Telophka. Conveniently located between Jacksonville and Tallahassee and near the intersection of I-10 and I-75, Lake City and its natural beauty and outdoor activities attract many visitors. Don't miss the Olustee Battlefield and Museum, about 13 miles east of the city. This was the site of a Civil War battle in which Confederate forces turned back Union troops marching on Tallahassee. Each February, the battlefield comes alive during a reenactment of this historic event. In addition, the site has a museum and an interpretive trail along battle lines that are open year round. In addition, shoppers enjoy Lake City's numerous shopping options and dining establishments.