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Columbia County is located in northern Florida, where it borders the state of Georgia. The county covers 801 square miles and was home to 67,531 residents, as of the 2010 census. The majority (nearly 80%) are white, with about 17% African American. It was established in 1832, and the county seat is Lake City. The northwest border of the county is formed by the Suwannee River, and the southern border is the Santa Fe River.

Two major interstate highways bisect the county, intersecting near Lake City: I-75 runs north and south, while I-10 runs east and west. The county benefits from the large number of tourists who travel through the area, headed for the Atlantic coast or the Florida peninsula to the south. Other economic factors include agriculture, with products such as tobacco, melons, cotton, corn, peanuts, and timber.

Lake City was originally named Alligator because it was established next to a Seminole Indian settlement called Alligator Village in about 1830. The named was changed in 1859, when the mayor’s wife moved to town and refused to hang her lace curtains in a place called Alligator. The new name was chosen to recognize the many lakes in the area.

The Columbia County Detention Center is run by the Sheriff’s Office and located at 389 NW Quinten Street in Lake City. The facility houses both male and female inmates and has 300 beds. The website gives detailed information about rules for visitation. Both remote and on-site video visitation is allowed. Inmates may receive mail under specific regulations. To make inquires about visitation schedules, specific inmates, or regulations, call 386-755-7000.

Columbia Correctional Institution is a state-run facility also located in Columbia County, east of Lake City. Established in 1992, it houses up to 1,427 male inmates in close, medium, minimum, and work release custody in the main facility. In 2004, and annex was opened, housing a maximum of 1,566 additional inmates in close custody. Columbia Work Camp and Lake City Work Release center are also supervised by the institution. The physical address of the Institution and Annex is 216 SE Corrections Way, Lake City, FL 32025. To inquire about a prisoner or visitation rules, call 386-754-7600. More information on these facilities is available on the Florida Department of Corrections website.

Columbia County Detention Center Address: 389 NW QUINTON STREET LAKE CITY FL 32055