Niblack Elementary School in Lake City
Columbia County's Niblack Elementary School
Florida has a rich and diverse history. African American landmarks and legacies exist in various locations throughout the state. The following historical sites can be found in north Florida's
Columbia County. While some of these sites can be visited, other listings are marked "private" and are not open to the public.
Niblack Elementary School
837 NE Broadway Avenue
This school was built in 1954 in an effort to consolidate elementary schools serving African American students in Columbia County. Because of her efforts to build, consolidate, and improve schools in the area, the school was named after Minnie Jones Niblack, a teacher, principal and county supervisor. 386-755-8200.
Richardson High School
255 NE Coach Anders Lane
The high school was built in 1957 for the African American youth of Columbia County, and closed in the early 1970s. The gymnasium and basketball court still stand. The playing fields and gym are now part of the Richardson Community Center. 386-754-7095