I grew up in southern Columbia County, in the area known as Columbia City (although the term ‘city’ is clearly a misnomer). I lived on five acres at the very end of a dirt road. The nearest kid my age was a mile away, and if we needed groceries it was a 30 minute drive. As a teenager, I wanted nothing more than to get the hell out of rural, desolate, backwoods north Florida. If you’d told teenage me that adult me would willingly move back to north Florida and be enjoying blogging about rural, desolate, backwoods north Florida, teenage me would have laughed in your face. However, as adult me has lived in such non-desolate locations as St. Petersburg, Russia (pop. 5 million), San Diego, CA (pop. 1.4 million), Daegu, South Korea (pop. 2.5 million), Seoul, South Korea (pop. 10 million), and Orlando, FL (pop. 2 million), living in rural north Florida in a small town with a population of 5,500 is a welcome relief. I have once again been living in north Florida for the past year and a half, and I love it. I’ve taken several drives through Columbia County to look at my old haunts and (of course) take some photos. Given my close proximity to Columbia County (I can make it there in about five minutes or so by car), I expect to share quite a few images from that county with you. Here are some of the more recent ones I’ve taken of the area around various spots in southern Columbia County, including in Columbia "city."
Ichetucknee River from Ichetucknee Springs.
In the off season, however, it is quite desolate.
Home Place of David & Cora Feagle, Edith Feagle Witt, Phillip Smith Feagle, Maxie Eldred Feagle, Marion Cline Feagle