Lake City, Columbia County, Florida
1928 - 1963
This is an introduction page
I have considerable experience searching the Internet.
The school closed in 1963.
In Feb 2015, I made a conciderable effort to search anything Lake Lona Elementary School on the Internet and found nearly nothing.
I did find that all the school buildings are long gone. The property is now a trailer park.
As far as a Wikipedia or history / archived info about Lake Lona School - I found nothing, none, the school seems to have fallen between the cracks of time, but it shouldn't be forgotten... and so, from the students that attended Lake Lona, I have collected many photos, comments, facts, tid bits and stories about Lake Lona to create this website.
If you were a Lake Lona Elementary School student,
please let me know by sending an e-mail to:
Just say: I was a Lake Lona student.
I will reply with specific questions.
A Plea To Lake Lona Students:
Topics we'll cover on the website:
Lake Lona Elementary School a "step back in time"
Local hard working farmers filled this school with their children. All the farmers and children knew each other. Many of them worked and played on each others farms. Many of these families attended the nearby Mt Carmel Church or the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and are buried in their cemeteries. I also want to include in this research: Bell's little country store circa 1960's (previously named Baker's in the 1940's) located right next door to the school. From the school, kids walked across a dirt road (Thomas Road, now Thomas Terrace) to the little country store to spend their pennies, nickels and dimes on their favorite Southern penny candies and soda pop such as RC Cola & Nehi Grape or Nehi Orange soft drinks and don't forget moonpies.
Wikipedia page for Lake Lona Elementary School:
I attended Lake Lona a very short time, so I doubt any of you Lake Lona students will remember me. But I do have two pieces of proof that I attended. One is my Lake Lona Elementary School report card and the other is a person... my cousin Donald Barfield. I lived with and went to school with my 2 cousins Horace "Buster" McKissack and Donald Barfield. We lived on the McKissack 80 acre farm on Turner Road. As many of you may know, Buster was in a terrible car accident Aug 25, 1968 that killed 6 other Columbia High School students. Buster was left a bedridden cripple his whole life. He died in 2002. My cousin Donald Barfield can verify that I attended Lake Lona Elementary the 1962-63 school year (3rd grade). My name is Henry Jordan, I'm now 61+ years old. I'm a retired professional jeweler. As a hobby I do Internet and genealogical research. As I told you, I could only find scattered bits, pieces and Facebook comments about Lake Lona School on the Internet and we need to change that. I NEED YOUR HELP. I need you to send me any Lake Lona photos, stories, corrections and explainations. Bits & pieces of info are welcome.
I'm looking for information about Lake Lona Elementary School.
I'm looking for photos, stories, corrections and explainations.
Bits & pieces of info are welcome. No detail is too small.
Please Contact Me.
I attended Lake Lona Elementary only for the 1962-63 school year.
Research, webmaster, genealogy and written by:
Henry M Jordan
Lake Lona Elementary School