Tallahassee, Florida
Overview
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. state
U.S. state
A U.S. state is any one of the 50 federated states of the United States of America that share sovereignty with the federal government. Because of this shared sovereignty, an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and of his or her state of domicile. Four states use the official title of...

 of Florida
Florida
Florida is a state in the southeastern United States, located on the nation's Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 18,801,310 as measured by the 2010 census, it...

. It is the county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 and only incorporated municipality in Leon County
Leon County, Florida
Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida, named after the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León. At the 2010 Census, the population was 275,487. The county seat of Leon County is Tallahassee which also serves as the state capital. The county seat is home to two of Florida's major...

, and is the 128th largest city in the United States. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory
Florida Territory
The Territory of Florida was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 30, 1822, until March 3, 1845, when it was admitted to the Union as the State of Florida...

, in 1824. In 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 181,376 , and the Tallahassee metropolitan area
Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
The Tallahassee metropolitan area is the metropolitan area centered on Tallahassee, Florida.The Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan statistical area designated by the Office of Management and Budget and used by the Census Bureau and other agencies for statistical purposes...

 is 367,413..

Tallahassee is one of Florida's most prominent college cities
College town
A college town or university town is a community which is dominated by its university population...

, and is home to several colleges and universities, most notably Florida State University
Florida State University
The Florida State University is a space-grant and sea-grant public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and significant research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation...

 and Florida A&M University
Florida A&M University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, the state capital, and is one of eleven member institutions of the State University System of Florida...

.
Encyclopedia
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. state
U.S. state
A U.S. state is any one of the 50 federated states of the United States of America that share sovereignty with the federal government. Because of this shared sovereignty, an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and of his or her state of domicile. Four states use the official title of...

 of Florida
Florida
Florida is a state in the southeastern United States, located on the nation's Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 18,801,310 as measured by the 2010 census, it...

. It is the county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 and only incorporated municipality in Leon County
Leon County, Florida
Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida, named after the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León. At the 2010 Census, the population was 275,487. The county seat of Leon County is Tallahassee which also serves as the state capital. The county seat is home to two of Florida's major...

, and is the 128th largest city in the United States. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory
Florida Territory
The Territory of Florida was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 30, 1822, until March 3, 1845, when it was admitted to the Union as the State of Florida...

, in 1824. In 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 181,376 , and the Tallahassee metropolitan area
Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
The Tallahassee metropolitan area is the metropolitan area centered on Tallahassee, Florida.The Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan statistical area designated by the Office of Management and Budget and used by the Census Bureau and other agencies for statistical purposes...

 is 367,413..

Tallahassee is one of Florida's most prominent college cities
College town
A college town or university town is a community which is dominated by its university population...

, and is home to several colleges and universities, most notably Florida State University
Florida State University
The Florida State University is a space-grant and sea-grant public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and significant research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation...

 and Florida A&M University
Florida A&M University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, the state capital, and is one of eleven member institutions of the State University System of Florida...

. The Florida A&M University – Florida State University College of Engineering is a joint project of the two institutions. Other schools in Tallahassee include Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee Community College is a community college, located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. The institution was founded in 1966 by the Florida Legislature. The college is a member of the Florida College System....

 and branches of Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is a private, non-profit, Roman Catholic liberal arts university established in 1889 and located in Saint Leo, Florida, 35 miles north of Tampa. The University is associated with the Holy Name Monastery, a Benedictine convent, and Saint Leo Abbey, a Benedictine monastery...

, Thomas University
Thomas University
Thomas University is a four-year coeducational private university located in Thomasville, Georgia, United States. Thomas University offers students associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees. Thomas University provides education to traditional and non-traditional students...

, Keiser University
Keiser University
Keiser University is a private university that provides educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in traditional and online delivery formats...

, Barry University
Barry University
Barry University is a private, Catholic university, which was founded in 1940 in Miami Shores, Florida, a suburb north of Downtown Miami. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami....

, and Flagler College
Flagler College
Flagler College, is a private four-year liberal arts college in St. Augustine, Florida, USA and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008.The college has been named in recent years by US News & World Report as one of the southeast region's best comprehensive liberal arts colleges, and is included on...

.

Tallahassee is a regional center for trade and agriculture in the Florida Panhandle
Florida Panhandle
The Florida Panhandle, an informal, unofficial term for the northwestern part of Florida, is a strip of land roughly 200 miles long and 50 to 100 miles wide , lying between Alabama on the north and the west, Georgia also on the north, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Its eastern boundary is...

, and is served by Tallahassee Regional Airport
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Tallahassee Regional Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located four nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Tallahassee, a city in Leon County, Florida, United States.- History :...

. With one of the fastest growing manufacturing and high tech economies in Florida, its major private employers include a General Dynamics
General Dynamics
General Dynamics Corporation is a U.S. defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2008 it is the fifth largest defense contractor in the world. Its headquarters are in West Falls Church , unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, in the Falls Church area.The company has...

 Land Systems manufacturing facility (military and combat applications), the Municipal Code Corporation
Municipal Code Corporation
Municipal Code Corporation was founded in 1951 by George Langford who remains the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The company, located in Tallahassee, Florida, is involved in publishing legal documents. These include the original codification, recodification, or republication of municipal...

, which specializes in the publication of municipal and county legal references; and a number of national law firms, lobbying organizations, trade associations and professional associations, including the Florida Bar and the Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida Chamber of Commerce
The Florida Chamber of Commerce is an organization devoted to the advocacy of private businesses in the state of Florida.This Chamber originated in 1912, and included its first continuing group in 1916, the Florida Tick Eradication Committee...

. It is recognized as a regional center for scientific research, and is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the largest and highest-powered magnet research laboratory in the world.

History

The name "Tallahassee" is a Muskogean
Muskogean languages
Muskogean is an indigenous language family of the Southeastern United States. Though there is an ongoing debate concerning their interrelationships, the Muskogean languages are generally divided into two branches, Eastern Muskogean and Western Muskogean...

 Indian word often translated as "old fields". This likely stems from the Creek (later called Seminole) Indians who migrated from Georgia and Alabama to this region in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Upon arrival, they found large areas of cleared land previously occupied by the Apalachee
Apalachee
The Apalachee are a Native American people who historically lived in the Florida Panhandle, and now live primarily in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Their historical territory was known to the Spanish colonists as the Apalachee Province...

 tribe. Earlier, the Mississippian Indians built mounds near Lake Jackson around AD 1200, which survive today in the Lake Jackson Archaeological State Park.

The expedition
Narváez expedition
The Narváez expedition was a Spanish attempt during the years 1527–1528 to colonize Spanish Florida. It was led by Pánfilo de Narváez, who was to rule as adelantado....

 of Panfilo de Narvaez
Pánfilo de Narváez
Pánfilo de Narváez was a Spanish conqueror and soldier in the Americas. He is most remembered as the leader of two expeditions, one to Mexico in 1520 to oppose Hernán Cortés, and the disastrous Narváez expedition to Florida in 1527....

 encountered the Apalachees, although it did not reach the site of Tallahassee. Hernando de Soto
Hernando de Soto (explorer)
Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who, while leading the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States, was the first European documented to have crossed the Mississippi River....

 and his expedition occupied the Apalachee town of Anhaica
Anhaica
.Anhaica was an Apalachee Indian town and capital of Apalachee Province located near Myers Park in the present-day city of Tallahassee, Florida. Anhaica's population was approximately 30,000. The province had an estimated population of around 60,000...

 in what is now Tallahassee in the winter of 1538–1539. Based on archaeological excavations, this site is now known to be located about 0.5 miles (804.7 m) east of the present Florida State Capitol
Florida State Capitol
The Florida State Capitol, in Tallahassee, Florida, USA, is the state capitol of the U.S. state of Florida. The building is an architecturally and historically significant building, having been listed on the National Register of Historic Places....

. The DeSoto encampment is believed to be the first place Christmas was celebrated in the continental United States.
During the 17th century, several Spanish missions were established in the territory of the Apalachee
Apalachee Province
Apalachee Province was the area in the Panhandle of the present-day U.S. state of Florida inhabited by the Native American peoples known as the Apalachee at the time of European contact. The southernmost extent of the Mississippian culture, the Apalachee lived in what is now Leon County, Wakulla...

 to procure food and labor for the colony at St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine is a city in the northeast section of Florida and the county seat of St. Johns County, Florida, United States. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorer and admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, it is the oldest continuously occupied European-established city and port in the continental United...

. The largest of these, Mission San Luis de Apalachee
Mission San Luis de Apalachee
Mission San Luis de Apalachee was a Spanish Franciscan mission built in 1633 in the Florida Panhandle, two miles west of the present-day Florida Capitol Building in Tallahassee, Florida. It was located in the descendent settlement of Anhaica capital of Apalachee Province...

, has been partially reconstructed by the state of Florida.
Tallahassee was created as the capital of Florida during the second legislative session. It was chosen as it was roughly equidistant from St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine is a city in the northeast section of Florida and the county seat of St. Johns County, Florida, United States. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorer and admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, it is the oldest continuously occupied European-established city and port in the continental United...

 and Pensacola
Pensacola, Florida
Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle and the county seat of Escambia County, Florida, United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 56,255 and as of 2009, the estimated population was 53,752...

, which had been the capitals of the Spanish and British colonies of East Florida
East Florida
East Florida was a colony of Great Britain from 1763–1783 and of Spain from 1783–1822. East Florida was established by the British colonial government in 1763; as its name implies it consisted of the eastern part of the region of Florida, with West Florida comprising the western parts. Its capital...

 and West Florida
West Florida
West Florida was a region on the north shore of the Gulf of Mexico, which underwent several boundary and sovereignty changes during its history. West Florida was first established in 1763 by the British government; as its name suggests it largely consisted of the western portion of the region...

, respectively. The first session of Florida's Legislative Council—as a territory of the United States—met on July 22, 1822 at Pensacola and members from St. Augustine traveled fifty-nine days by water to attend. The second session was in St. Augustine and required western delegates to travel perilously around the peninsula on a twenty-eight day trek. During this session, it was decided that future meetings should be held at a half-way point to reduce the distance. Two appointed commissioners selected Tallahassee, at that point an abandoned Apalachee settlement, as a halfway point. In 1824, the third legislative session met there in a crude log capitol.

From 1821 through 1845, the rough-hewn frontier capital gradually grew into a town during Florida's territorial period. The Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, returned for a grand tour of the United States in 1824. The US Congress voted to give him $200,000 (the same amount he had given the colonies in 1778), US citizenship, and the Lafayette Land Grant
Lafayette Land Grant
The Lafayette Land Grant was a gift by the government of the United States of just over of real estate in central Leon County, Florida, United States.-Origins:...

, 36 square miles (93.2 km²) of land that today includes large portions of Tallahassee. In 1845, a Greek revival masonry structure was erected as the Capitol building in time for statehood. Now known as the "old Capitol," it stands in front of the Capitol high rise building, which was constructed in the 1970s.

Tallahassee was the center of the slave trade in Florida as the city was the capital of the Cotton Belt
Cotton Belt (region)
Cotton Belt is a term applied to a region of the southern United States where cotton was the predominant cash crop from the late 18th century into the 20th century....

. During the American Civil War
American Civil War
The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ; the other 25...

, Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi
Mississippi River
The Mississippi River is the largest river system in North America. Flowing entirely in the United States, this river rises in western Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains...

 not captured by Union forces. A small engagement, the Battle of Natural Bridge
Battle of Natural Bridge
The Battle of Natural Bridge was a battle during the American Civil War, fought in what is now Woodville, Florida, near Tallahassee, on March 6, 1865...

, was fought south of the city on March 6, 1865.

During the 19th century the institutions that would eventually be combined into what is now known as Florida State University
Florida State University
The Florida State University is a space-grant and sea-grant public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and significant research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation...

 were established in Tallahassee, firmly cementing it as a university town. These including the Tallahassee Female Academy
Tallahassee Female Academy
The Tallahassee Female Academy was one of the predecessor institutions of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida...

 (founded 1843) and the Florida Institute (founded 1854). In 1851 the Florida legislature decreed two seminaries to be built on either side of the Suwanee River, East Florida Seminary and West Florida Seminary. In 1855 West Florida Seminary was transferred to the Florida Institute building (which had been established as an inducement for the state to place the seminary in Tallahassee). In 1858 the seminary absorbed the Tallahassee Female Academy and became coeducational.

Following the Civil War, much of Florida's industry moved to the south and east, a trend that continues today. The end of slavery
Slavery
Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work. Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to demand compensation...

 hindered the cotton and tobacco trade, and the state's major industries shifted to citrus, lumber, naval stores, cattle ranching and tourism. The post-Civil War period was also when many former plantations in the Tallahassee area were purchased by wealthy northerners for use as winter hunting preserves. This included the hunting preserve of Henry L. Beadel, who bequeathed his land for the study of the effects of fire on wildlife habitat. Today, the preserve is known as the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy is a research and learning facility located in northern Leon County, Florida, just off County Road 12 on the north side of Lake Iamonia...

, nationally recognized for its research into fire ecology
Fire ecology
Fire ecology is concerned with the processes linking the natural incidence of fire in an ecosystem and the ecological effects of this fire. Many ecosystems, such as the North American prairie and chaparral ecosystems, and the South African savanna, have evolved with fire as a natural and necessary...

 and the use of prescribed burning.
Until World War II, Tallahassee remained a small southern town, with virtually the entire population living within 1 mile (2 km) of the Capitol. The main economic drivers were the universities and state government, where politicians met to discuss spending money on grand public improvement projects to accommodate growth in places such as Miami and Tampa Bay, hundreds of miles away from the capital. By the 1960s, there was a movement to transfer the capital to Orlando
Orlando, Florida
Orlando is a city in the central region of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Orange County, and the center of the Greater Orlando metropolitan area. According to the 2010 US Census, the city had a population of 238,300, making Orlando the 79th largest city in the United States...

, closer geographically to the growing population centers of the state. That motion was defeated, however, and the 1970s saw a long-term commitment by the state to the capital city with construction of the new capitol complex and preservation of the old Florida State Capitol
Florida State Capitol
The Florida State Capitol, in Tallahassee, Florida, USA, is the state capitol of the U.S. state of Florida. The building is an architecturally and historically significant building, having been listed on the National Register of Historic Places....

 building.

In 1977, a 23-story high-rise Capitol building designed by architect Edward Durell Stone
Edward Durell Stone
Edward Durell Stone was a twentieth century American architect who worked primarily in the Modernist style.-Early life:...

 was completed, which is now the third-tallest state capitol building in the U.S. In 1978 the old capitol was scheduled for demolition, but the State Of Florida decided to keep the Old Capitol as a museum and point of interest. The new and old capitols still stand to this day in Tallahassee.
Tallahassee was the center of world attention for six weeks during the 2000 United States Presidential election recount
United States presidential election in Florida, 2000
The 2000 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 7, 2000 as it did in the other 49 states and D.C., which was part of the 2000 United States presidential election...

, which involved numerous rulings by the Florida Secretary of State and the Florida Supreme Court
Florida Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of the State of Florida is the highest court in the U.S. state of Florida. The Supreme Court consists of seven judges: the Chief Justice and six Justices who are appointed by the Governor to 6-year terms and remain in office if retained in a general election near the end of each...

.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the city has a total area of 98.2 square miles (254.3 km²), of which, 95.7 square miles (247.9 km²) of it is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²) of it (2.59%) is water.
Tallahassee's terrain is hilly by Florida standards, being located at the southern end of the Red Hills Region
Red Hills Region
The Red Hills Region is a unique 300,000-acre area of the southeastearn United States overlapping parts of southwestern Georgia and north Florida.-Location:...

, just above the Cody Scarp
Cody Scarp
The Cody Scarp or escarpment is located in north and north central Florida USA. It is a relict scarp and ancient persistent topographical feature formed from an ancient early Pleistocene shorelines of ~1.8 million to 10,000 years BP during interglacial periods...

. The elevation varies from near sea level to just over 200 feet (61 m), with the state capitol located on one of the highest hills in the city. The city also includes two large lake basins, Lake Jackson
Lake Jackson (Tallahassee, Florida)
Lake Jackson is a shallow, prairie lake on the north side of Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida with two major depressions or sinkholes known as Porter Sink and Lime Sink....

 and Lake Lafayette, and borders the northern end of the Apalachicola National Forest
Apalachicola National Forest
The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest in the state of Florida. It contains and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The Apalachicola National Forest contains two Wilderness Areas, Bradwell Bay and Mudswamp/New River...

.

The flora and fauna are more typical of those found in the mid-south and low country regions of South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina is a state in the Deep South of the United States that borders Georgia to the south, North Carolina to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Originally part of the Province of Carolina, the Province of South Carolina was one of the 13 colonies that declared independence...

 and North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west and Virginia to the north. North Carolina contains 100 counties. Its capital is Raleigh, and its largest city is Charlotte...

. Although some palm trees grow in the city, they are the more cold-hardy varieties like the state tree, the Sabal Palmetto. Pines, magnolias, and a variety of oaks are the dominant trees. Of the latter, the Southern Live Oak
Live oak
Live oak , also known as the southern live oak, is a normally evergreen oak tree native to the southeastern United States...

 is perhaps the most emblematic of the city.

Climate

Tallahassee has a hot and humid subtropical climate
Humid subtropical climate
A humid subtropical climate is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters...

, with long summers and mild, short winters. Summers in Tallahassee are hotter than in the Florida peninsula, and it is one of the few cities in the state to occasionally record temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 °C). The all-time record high for Tallahassee of 105 ºF (40.5 ºC) was set on June 15, 2011. The summer weather is characterized by brief intense showers and thunderstorms that form along the afternoon sea breeze
Sea breeze
A sea-breeze is a wind from the sea that develops over land near coasts. It is formed by increasing temperature differences between the land and water; these create a pressure minimum over the land due to its relative warmth, and forces higher pressure, cooler air from the sea to move inland...

 from the Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf of Mexico is a partially landlocked ocean basin largely surrounded by the North American continent and the island of Cuba. It is bounded on the northeast, north and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, on the southwest and south by Mexico, and on the southeast by Cuba. In...

. The average high temperature in July (the hottest month of the year) is 92 °F(32 °C). Conversely, the city is much cooler in the winter. In 1899 the city reached -2 °F (-19 °C) (the only sub-zero Fahrenheit reading in Florida to date) during the Great Blizzard of 1899
Great Blizzard of 1899
The Great Blizzard of 1899 was an unprecedented winter weather event that affected the southern United States. What made it historic was both the severity of winter weather and the extent of the U.S. it affected, especially in the South. The first reports indicated record-high barometric pressure...

.
In December and January, the average high temperature is 64 °F (18°C) and the average low is 42°F (6°C). On occasion, temperatures fall into the 15 to 25 °F (-9.4 to -3.9 C) range at night, and though very rare, temperatures in the single digits (below -12°C) have been recorded. Over the last 100 years, the city has also recorded several snowfalls; the heaviest was 2.8 inches (7.1 cm) on February 13, 1958. A white Christmas
White Christmas
A white Christmas refers to the presence of snow on Christmas Day. This phenomenon is most common in the northern countries of the Northern Hemisphere...

 occurred in 1989, and in 1993 there were traces of snow and high winds. Historically, the city usually records at least observed flurries every three to four years, but on average, measurable amounts of snow 1 inches (2.5 cm) occur only every 17 years. The last measurable snowfall took place in December 1989. The natural snow line (regular yearly snowfalls) ends 200 miles (321.9 km) to the north at Macon, Georgia
Macon, Georgia
Macon is a city located in central Georgia, US. Founded at the fall line of the Ocmulgee River, it is part of the Macon metropolitan area, and the county seat of Bibb County. A small portion of the city extends into Jones County. Macon is the biggest city in central Georgia...

. In addition, the city averages 34 nights where the temperature falls below freezing. The coldest temperature in Florida history was recorded in the city before the Great Blizzard of 1899
Great Blizzard of 1899
The Great Blizzard of 1899 was an unprecedented winter weather event that affected the southern United States. What made it historic was both the severity of winter weather and the extent of the U.S. it affected, especially in the South. The first reports indicated record-high barometric pressure...

, when it dropped to -2 °F on February 13.

Although several hurricanes have brushed Tallahassee with their outer rain and wind bands, in recent years only Hurricane Kate
Hurricane Kate (1985)
Hurricane Kate was the sixth hurricane to hit the United States during the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season, tying a record. Forming late in the season, it killed 15 people and caused $530 million in damage on its long path through Cuba, Florida, and Georgia between November 18 and...

, in 1985, has struck Tallahassee directly. The Big Bend area of North Florida sees several tornadoes each year during the season, but none have hit Tallahassee in living memory. In extreme heavy rains, some low-lying parts of Tallahassee may flood, notably the Franklin Boulevard area adjacent to the downtown and the Killearn Lakes subdivision (which is not within the city limits proper) on the north side.


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Demographics

Tallahassee Demographics
2010 Census
United States Census, 2010
The Twenty-third United States Census, known as Census 2010 or the 2010 Census, is the current national census of the United States. National Census Day was April 1, 2010 and is the reference date used in enumerating individuals...

Tallahassee Leon County Florida
Total population 181,376 275,487 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010
20.4% 15.0% 17.6%
Population density 1,809.3/sq mi 413.1/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 57.4% 63.0% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian
Non-Hispanic Whites
Non-Hispanic Whites or White, Not Hispanic or Latino are people in the United States, as defined by the Census Bureau, who are of the White race and are not of Hispanic or Latino origin/ethnicity. Hence the designation is exclusive in the sense that it defines who is not included as opposed to who is...

)
53.3% 59.3% 57.9%
Black or African-American 35.0% 30.3% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 6.3% 5.6% 22.5%
Asian 3.7% 2.9% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial)
Multiracial American
Multiracial Americans, US residents who identify themselves as of "two or more races", were numbered at around 9 million, or 2.9% of the population, in the census of 2010. However there is considerable evidence that the real number is far higher. Prior to the mid-20th century many people hid their...

2.3% 2.2% 2.5%
Some Other Race 1.3% 1.5% 3.6%

Tallahassee is the twelfth fastest growing metropolitan area in Florida. Tallahassee’s 12.4 percent growth rate is higher than both Miami
Miami, Florida
Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida and the eighth-most populous county in the United States with a population of 2,500,625...

 and Tampa
Tampa, Florida
Tampa is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It serves as the county seat for Hillsborough County. Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida. The population of Tampa in 2010 was 335,709....

 and half that of Cape Coral
Cape Coral, Florida
Cape Coral is a municipality located in Lee County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. Founded in 1957 and developed as a master-planned, pre-platted community, the city grew to a population of 154,305 by the year 2010. With an area of , Cape Coral is the largest city between Tampa and...

-Fort Myers
Fort Myers, Florida
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Its population was 62,298 in the 2010 census, a 29.23 percent increase over the 2000 figure....

 and Naples
Naples, Florida
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. As of July 1, 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 21,653. Naples is a principal city of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated total population of 315,839 on July 1, 2007...

-Marco Island
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. It is a principal city of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area...

.

As of 2010, there were 84,248 households, of which 11.2% were vacant. As of 2000, 21.8% of which had children under 18 living in them. 30.1% were married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband, and 53.4% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.

As of 2000, the city's population was spread out with 17.4% under the age of 18, 29.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $30,571, and the median income for a family was $49,359. Males had a median income of $32,428 versus $27,838 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the city was $18,981. About 12.6% of families and 24.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Educationally, the population of Leon County is the most highly educated population in Florida with 49.9% of the residents with either a Bachelor's, Master's, professional or doctorate degree. The Florida average is 22.4% and the national average is 24.4%.

Languages

As of 2000, 91.99% of residents spoke English
English language
English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria...

 as their first language
First language
A first language is the language a person has learned from birth or within the critical period, or that a person speaks the best and so is often the basis for sociolinguistic identity...

, while 4.11% spoke Spanish
Spanish language
Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...

, 0.63% spoke French
French language
French is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the regions of Quebec and Acadia in Canada, and by various communities elsewhere. Second-language speakers of French are distributed throughout many parts...

, and 0.59% spoke German
German language
German is a West Germanic language, related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. With an estimated 90 – 98 million native speakers, German is one of the world's major languages and is the most widely-spoken first language in the European Union....

 as their mother tongue. In total, 8.00% of the total population spoke languages other than English.

City accolades

  • 1988: Money Magazine
    Money Magazine
    Money Magazine is a business news and financial programme that is broadcast on Sundays at 7:00pm in Hong Kong by television channel TVB Pearl.-Producers and reporters:...

    s Southeast's three top medium size cities in which to live.
  • 1992: Awarded Tree City USA
    Tree City USA
    Tree City USA is a tree planting and tree care program sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation for cities and towns in the United States.- Requirements :...

     by National Arbor Day Foundation
    Arbor Day
    Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, United States during 1872 by J. Sterling Morton. The first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872, and an estimated 1 million trees were planted that day.Many...

  • 1999: Awarded All-America City Award
    All-America City Award
    The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States.The oldest community recognition program in the nation, the award recognizes communities whose citizens work together to identify and tackle community-wide challenges and achieve uncommon...

     by the National Civic League
    National Civic League
    The National Civic League is an American non-profit organization that advocates for transparency, effectiveness, and openness in local government...

  • 2003: Awarded Tree Line USA
    Tree Line USA
    Tree Line USA is a program sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters for cities and towns across the United States and recognizes public and private utilities across the nation that demonstrate practices that protect and enhance...

     by the National Arbor Day Foundation
    Arbor Day
    Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, United States during 1872 by J. Sterling Morton. The first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872, and an estimated 1 million trees were planted that day.Many...

    .
  • 2006: Awarded "Best In America" Parks and Recreation by the National Recreation and Park Association
    National Recreation and Park Association
    The National Recreation and Park Association provides information and services to communities in the United States attempting to make them conscious of the environment around them. It supports the construction of parks and recreational facilities around the United States...

    .
  • 2007: Recognized by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine as one of the "Top Ten College Towns for Grownups" (ranking second, behind Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
  • 2007: Ranked second in the "medium sized city" class on Epodunk
    EPodunk
    ePodunk is a website that profiles communities in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the UK. It provides geocoded information that includes local museums, attractions, parks, colleges, libraries, cemeteries and other features, as well as local history and trivia...

    's list of college towns.

Government and politics

Tallahassee has traditionally been a Democratic city, and is one of the few cities in the South
Southern United States
The Southern United States—commonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South—constitutes a large distinctive area in the southeastern and south-central United States...

 known for left-wing
Left-wing politics
In politics, Left, left-wing and leftist generally refer to support for social change to create a more egalitarian society...

 activism, along with Asheville
Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville is a city in and the county seat of Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. It is the largest city in Western North Carolina, and the 11th largest city in North Carolina. The City is home to the United States National Climatic Data Center , which is the world's largest active...

 and Austin
Austin, Texas
Austin is the capital city of the U.S. state of :Texas and the seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, it is the fourth-largest city in Texas and the 14th most populous city in the United States. It was the third-fastest-growing large city in...

. The city has voted Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

 throughout its history with a high voter-turnout. As of April 2007 there were 85,343 Democrats and 42,230 Republicans in Leon County
Leon County, Florida
Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida, named after the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León. At the 2010 Census, the population was 275,487. The county seat of Leon County is Tallahassee which also serves as the state capital. The county seat is home to two of Florida's major...

. Other affiliations accounted for 22,284 voters.

Ion Sancho is the Supervisor of Elections for Leon County, Florida. Serving since January 1989, he has been reelected to five additional terms. One of only three (out of 67) supervisors of elections in Florida without party affiliation, under his administration Leon County's voter turnout percentage has consistently ranked among the highest of Florida's 67 counties, with a record setting 86% turnout in the November 2008 General Election.

Tallahassee took center stage during the Presidential Election of 2000, Bush v. Gore. On Election Day, prior to all polls closing in Florida, all of the major television networks estimate that then Vice President Al Gore had beaten Texas Gov. George W. Bush in Florida. These networks were later forced to retract the projection as votes were tabulated from Florida's heavily Republican western panhandle. As the night went on, it became clear that the victor in Florida would win the electoral votes necessary to claim the presidency. The next morning, hearing Mr. Bush was up in the count by an estimated 50,000 votes, Vice President Gore called to concede the election. Not long afterward, hearing that thousands of votes in key Florida counties had not been counted due to a number of machine malfunctions and irregularities, Vice President Gore called his opponent to retract his concession.

The election would play itself out over the next 30 days with Tallahassee set as ground zero for the answer to who would become next president of the United States. About a dozen appeals were heard by the Florida Supreme Court
Florida Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of the State of Florida is the highest court in the U.S. state of Florida. The Supreme Court consists of seven judges: the Chief Justice and six Justices who are appointed by the Governor to 6-year terms and remain in office if retained in a general election near the end of each...

 arising from the disputed election, including two that resulted in oral arguments broadcast on live television around the world. Ultimately, controversial Florida Secretary of State, Kathryn Harris, would certify the election for George W. Bush, winning Florida by a heavily disputed margin of 537 votes.

Consolidation

Voters of Leon County have gone to the polls
Polling station
A polling place or polling station is where voters cast their ballots in elections.Since elections generally take place over a one- or two-day span on a periodic basis, often annual or longer, polling places are often located in facilities used for other purposes, such as schools, churches, sports...

 four times to vote on consolidation
Consolidated city-county
In United States local government, a consolidated city–county is a city and county that have been merged into one unified jurisdiction. As such it is simultaneously a city, which is a municipal corporation, and a county, which is an administrative division of a state...

 of Tallahassee and Leon County governments into one jurisdiction combining police and other city services with already shared (consolidated) Tallahassee Fire Department and Leon County Emergency Medical Services. Tallahassee's city limits would increase from 103.1 square miles (267 km²) to 702 square miles (1,818.2 km²). Roughly 36 percent of Leon County's 265,714 residents live outside the Tallahassee city limits.

The proponents of consolidation have stated that the new jurisdiction would attract business by its very size. Merging governments would cut government waste, duplication of services, etc. Professor Richard Feiock of the Department of Public Administration of Korea University
Korea University
Korea University is a prestigious nonsectarian, private research university located primarily in Seoul, South Korea, and one of the SKY universities, a historical acronym used in South Korea to refer to Seoul National University, Korea University, and Yonsei University. Founded by Lee Yong-ik in...

 and the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy of Florida State University
Florida State University
The Florida State University is a space-grant and sea-grant public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and significant research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation...

 states that no discernible relationship exists between consolidation and the local economy.

Each time, the measure was rejected: 1968: 10,381 (41.32%)|14,740 (58.68%); 1973: 11,056 (46.23%)| 12,859 (53.77%); 1976: 20,336 (45.01%) | 24,855 (54.99%); 1992: 37,062 (39.8%) | 56,070 (60.2%).

Federal representation and offices

Tallahassee is part of Florida's 2nd congressional district
Florida's 2nd congressional district
Florida's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. The district consists of the eastern part of the Florida Panhandle along with much of the Big Bend region along the Emerald Coast, and is anchored in the state capital of Tallahassee and includes Panama...

.

The United States Postal Service
United States Postal Service
The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the United States government responsible for providing postal service in the United States...

 operates post offices in Tallahassee. The Tallahassee Main Post Office is located at 2800 South Adams Street. Other post offices in the city limits include Centerville Station, Leon Station, Park Avenue Station, and Westside Station.

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration maintains a National Weather Service in Tallahassee. Their coverage-warning area includes the eastern Florida Panhandle and adjacent Gulf of Mexico waters, the north-central Florida peninsula, and parts of southeast Alabama and southwestern Georgia.

Flag

The flag of Tallahassee, Florida is a white saltire
Saltire
A saltire, or Saint Andrew's Cross, is a heraldic symbol in the form of a diagonal cross or letter ex . Saint Andrew is said to have been martyred on such a cross....

 on a blue field with the city coat of arms (the old capitol building
Florida State Capitol
The Florida State Capitol, in Tallahassee, Florida, USA, is the state capitol of the U.S. state of Florida. The building is an architecturally and historically significant building, having been listed on the National Register of Historic Places....

) in the middle, very similar to the flag of Florida
Flag of Florida
The flag of the State of Florida consists of a red saltire on a white background, with the seal of Florida superimposed on the center. The design was approved by a popular referendum in 1900...

, of which Tallahassee is the capital.

Urban planning and expansion

The first plan for the Capitol Center was the 1947 Taylor Plan, which consolidated several of the government buildings in one downtown area. In 1974, the Capitol Center Planning Commission for the City of Tallahassee, Fla. responded to the growth of its urban center with a conceptual plan for the expansion of its Capitol Center. Hisham Ashkouri, working for The Architects' Collaborative
The Architects' Collaborative
The Architects' Collaborative was an American architectural firm formed by Walter Gropius and seven younger architects in 1945 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The other partners were Norman C. Fletcher , Jean B. Fletcher , John C. Harkness , Sarah P. Harkness , Robert S...

, led the urban planning and design effort. Estimating growth and related development for approximately the next 25 years, the program projected the need for 213,677 m² (2.3 million feet²) of new government facilities in the city core, with 3,500 dwelling units, 0.4 km² (100 acres) of new public open space, retail and private office space, and other ancillary spaces. Community participation was an integral part of the design review, welcoming Tallahassee residents to provide input as well as citizens’ groups and government agencies, resulting in the creation of six separate Design Alternatives. The best elements of these various designs were combined to develop the final conceptual design, which was then incorporated into the existing Capitol area and adjacent areas.




Tallest buildings

Rank Name Street Address Height feet Height meters Floors Year
1 Florida State Capitol
Florida State Capitol
The Florida State Capitol, in Tallahassee, Florida, USA, is the state capitol of the U.S. state of Florida. The building is an architecturally and historically significant building, having been listed on the National Register of Historic Places....

400 South Monroe Street, 331 101 28 1977
2 Turlington Building
Turlington Building
The Turlington Building is a 19 story building in the heart of Downtown Tallahassee, Florida. The building was completed in 1990. The entire building serves as the Florida Department of Education....

325 West Gaines Street, 318 97 19 1990
3 Plaza Tower Adams St, 276 84 24 2008
4 Highpoint Center 100 South Adams St 239 70 15 1990
5 Doubletree Hotel 101 South Adams St, 220 67 16 1972

Education

Primary and secondary education

Tallahassee anchors the Leon County School District. As of the 2009 school year Leon County Schools
Leon County Schools
Leon County Schools is a school district serving Leon County, Florida and based in Tallahassee.As of the 2004 - 2005 school year, it has about 34,100 students, 2209 teachers and 2100 administrative and support personnel. The current superintendent of schools is Jackie Pons.-History:Education in...

 had about estimated enrollment of 32,796 students, 2209 teachers and 2100 administrative and support personnel. The current superintendent of schools is Jackie Pons. Leon County public school enrollment continues to grow steadily (up approximately 1% per year since the 1990-91 school year). The dropout rate for grades 9-12 improved to 2.2% in the 2007–2008 school year, the third time in the past four years the dropout rate has been below 3%.

To gauge performance the State of Florida rates all of the state's public schools according to student achievement on the state-sponsored Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Seventy-nine percent of Leon County Public Schools received an A or B grade in the 2008–2009 school year. The overall district grade assigned to the Leon County Schools is "A". Students in the Leon County School District continued to score favorably in comparison with Florida and national averages in the SAT and ACT student assessment tests. The Leon County School District has consistently scored the same or higher than the average for districts statewide in total ACT and SAT mean composite scores.

List of middle schools

  • Cobb Middle School
  • Deerlake Middle School
  • Fairview Middle School
  • Griffin Middle School
  • Maclay School
    Maclay School
    Maclay School is a private, not for profit, non-sectarian college preparatory school located on about of land in Leon County, Florida, about ten miles north of the state capitol building in Tallahassee, FL....

  • Montford Middle School
    Montford Middle School
    William J. Montford, III Middle School is a public middle school in Tallahassee, Florida. It opened in August 2008 for students in grades 6 and 7. The following year it opened to 8th graders as well. The facilities were planned to eventually house four academic grades.The school is named after...

  • Nims Middle School
  • Raa Middle School
    Raa Middle School
    Raa Middle School is a middle school built in 1959 in Tallahassee, Florida.Raa Middle School became a performing arts magnet school in the 2008-09 school year. Students have a choice of drama, band and many more performing arts activities.-Facilities:The school hallways are unusual in that the...

  • Swift Creek Middle School
    Swift Creek Middle School
    Swift Creek Middle School is a public school in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, and is a part of Leon County Schools.- School profile :Swift Creek Middle School, built in 1995 was the last middle school constructed in the eastern part of Leon County. The school sits atop American Indian...

  • Stars Middle School

List of high schools

  • Amos P. Godby High School
    Amos P. Godby High School
    Amos P. Godby High School is a public high school in Tallahassee, Florida, named for Mr. Amos P. Godby, who served as a teacher, coach, Leon County Superintendent, and President and Secretary of the Florida Superintendents Association.-History:Amos P...

  • Atlantis Academy
  • Community Christian School
  • Florida A&M University Developmental Research School
  • Florida State University High School
  • James S. Rickards High School
    James S. Rickards High School
    James S. Rickards High School is a public high school in Tallahassee, Florida. Rickards was ranked 49th in Newsweek's list of 1,000 top high schools in 2009, due to the high number of AP and IB exams taken by its students...

  • John Paul II Catholic High School
    John Paul II Catholic High School (Tallahassee, Florida)
    John Paul II Catholic High School, located in Tallahassee, Florida, first opened up in the fall of 2001. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. It is the first Catholic high school to be founded in Tallahassee. The first graduating class was in 2004, with the first...

  • Lawton Chiles High School
    Lawton Chiles High School
    Lawton Chiles High School is public high school located on US 319 north of Tallahassee.- History :Lawton Chiles High School was established in 1999 and is the newest public high school in the Leon County school district. The first graduating class was the class of 2002...

  • Leon High School
    Leon High School
    Leon High School is a public high school in Tallahassee, Florida. For the 2007-2008 school year, the Florida Department of Education gave the school an "A" rating after its students scored well above the state average on standardized tests in reading and in math...

  • Lincoln High School
  • Maclay School
    Maclay School
    Maclay School is a private, not for profit, non-sectarian college preparatory school located on about of land in Leon County, Florida, about ten miles north of the state capitol building in Tallahassee, FL....

  • North Florida Christian High School
    North Florida Christian High School
    North Florida Christian School is a private school located in Tallahassee, Florida, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Florida Association of Christian Colleges, and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation. It was founded in 1966 by Pastor...

  • SAIL High School

Higher education

The Florida State University
Florida State University
The Florida State University is a space-grant and sea-grant public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and significant research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation...

 (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU) is a space-grant and sea-grant public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and significant research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation. The university comprises 15 separate colleges and 39 centers, facilities, labs and institutes that offer more than 300 programs of study, including professional programs. Florida State is a flagship university in the State University System of Florida. As one of Florida's primary graduate research universities, Florida State University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees each year. In 2007, Florida State was placed in the first tier of research universities by the Florida Legislature, a distinction allowing FSU, along with the University of Florida, to charge 40% higher tuition than other institutions in the State University System of Florida. While FSU was officially established in 1851 and is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida, at least one predecessor institution may be traced back to 1843, two years before Florida was admitted as a state in the United States.

Florida State University is also home to nationally ranked programs in many academic areas, including the sciences, social policy, film, engineering, the Arts, business, political science, social work, medicine, and law. Florida State is home to Florida's only National Laboratory—the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and is the birthplace of the commercially-viable anti-cancer drug Taxol. The Florida State University athletics programs are favorites of passionate students, fans and alumni across the United States, especially when led by the Marching Chiefs of the FSU College of Music. Florida State is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and has won twelve national athletic championships as well as multiple individual competitor NCAA championship awards.

Founded on October 3, 1887, Florida A&M University
Florida A&M University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, the state capital, and is one of eleven member institutions of the State University System of Florida...

 (FAMU) is part of the State University System of Florida and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Distinguished by lush foliage and massive oaks, FAMU's main campus comprises 156 buildings spread over 422 acres (1.7 km²) atop the highest of Tallahassee’s seven hills. The university also has several satellite campuses including a site in Orlando where the College of Law is located and sites in Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa for its pharmacy program. Florida A&M University offers 62 bachelor’s degrees and 39 master’s degrees. The university has 13 schools and colleges and one institute. The university also offers a juris doctor at its College of Law in Orlando. FAMU has 11 doctoral programs which includes 10 Ph.D. programs: chemical engineering; civil engineering; electrical engineering; mechanical engineering; industrial engineering; biomedical engineering; physics; pharmaceutical sciences; educational leadership; and environmental sciences. Top undergraduate programs are architecture; journalism; computer information sciences and psychology. FAMU’s top graduate programs include pharmaceutical sciences along with public health; physical therapy; engineering; physics; master's of applied social sciences (especially history and public administration); business and sociology.

List of universities and colleges

  • Barry University School of Adult and Continuing Education – Tallahassee Campus
  • Flagler College – Tallahassee Campus
  • Florida A&M University
    Florida A&M University
    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, the state capital, and is one of eleven member institutions of the State University System of Florida...

  • Florida State University
    Florida State University
    The Florida State University is a space-grant and sea-grant public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and significant research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation...

  • ITT Technical Institute
    ITT Technical Institute
    ITT Technical Institute is a for-profit technical institute with over 130 campuses in 38 states of the United States. ITT Tech is owned and operated by ITT Educational Services, Inc. , a publicly traded company headquartered in Carmel, Indiana. ITT Educational Services, Inc...

  • Keiser University - Tallahassee
    Keiser University
    Keiser University is a private university that provides educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in traditional and online delivery formats...

  • Lewis M. Lively Area Vocational-Technical School
    Lively Technical Center
    Lively Technical Center is a technical training school for adult and high school students. Lively is located in Tallahassee, Florida,United States, and occupies three sites, including the main campus at 500 Appleyard Drive, and the campuses at Tallahassee Regional Airport and Leon County Detention...

  • Saint Leo University
    Saint Leo University
    Saint Leo University is a private, non-profit, Roman Catholic liberal arts university established in 1889 and located in Saint Leo, Florida, 35 miles north of Tampa. The University is associated with the Holy Name Monastery, a Benedictine convent, and Saint Leo Abbey, a Benedictine monastery...

    —Tallahassee Campus
  • Tallahassee Community College
    Tallahassee Community College
    Tallahassee Community College is a community college, located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. The institution was founded in 1966 by the Florida Legislature. The college is a member of the Florida College System....


Public safety

Established in 1841, the Tallahassee Police Department
Tallahassee Police Department
The Tallahassee Police Department , provides public safety services for the city of Tallahassee, Florida.-History:Established in 1841, the Tallahassee Police Department has the distinction of being the oldest police department in the southern United States, and the third in the U.S., preceded only...

 has the distinction of being the oldest police department in the southern United States, and the third in the U.S., preceded only by the Philadelphia Police Department (established in 1758) and the Boston Police Department (established in 1838). Larger East Coast cities followed with New York City and Baltimore in 1845. The Tallahassee Police Department is also the third-longest accredited law enforcement agency in the United States.

Law enforcement services are provided by the Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is a Florida government agency. FDLE is composed of five programs: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism, and the Florida Capitol Police...

, Florida Capitol Police
Florida Capitol Police
The Florida Capitol Police is a uniformed police department in Tallahassee, Florida, in charge of security and law enforcement on the grounds of the Florida State Capitol and various other state government buildings.-History:...

, Florida State University Police Department, Florida A&M University Department of Public Safety, the Tallahassee Community College Police Department
Tallahassee Community College Police Department
The Tallahassee Community College Police Department is a duly authorized and sworn law enforcement agency established to provide the highest degree of service to the students, staff, and visitors of Tallahassee Community College...

, and the Florida Highway Patrol
Florida Highway Patrol
The Division of the Florida Highway Patrol is a division of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the law enforcement agency charged with ensuring the safety of the highways and roads of the state.-History:...

.

The Tallahassee Growth Management Building Inspection Division is responsible for issuing permits and performing inspections of all the public and private buildings in the City limits. These duties include the enforcement of the Florida Building Codes and the Florida Fire Protection Codes. These standards are present to protect life and property. The Tallahassee Building Department is one of 13 currently Accredited Building Departments in the United States.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is an agency of the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency . The FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime...

, United States Marshals Service
United States Marshals Service
The United States Marshals Service is a United States federal law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice . The office of U.S. Marshal is the oldest federal law enforcement office in the United States; it was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789...

, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a federal law enforcement organization within the United States Department of Justice...

, Secret Service
United States Secret Service
The United States Secret Service is a United States federal law enforcement agency that is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security. The sworn members are divided among the Special Agents and the Uniformed Division. Until March 1, 2003, the Service was part of the United States...

 and Drug Enforcement Administration
Drug Enforcement Administration
The Drug Enforcement Administration is a federal law enforcement agency under the United States Department of Justice, tasked with combating drug smuggling and use within the United States...

 have offices in Tallahassee. The US Attorney's Office for North Florida is based in Tallahassee.

Fire and rescue services are provided by the Tallahassee Fire Department
Tallahassee Fire Department
The Tallahassee Fire Department has the responsibility of protecting citizens and property in the of Tallahassee and Leon County, Florida.- Mission :...

 and Leon County Emergency Medical Services
Leon County Emergency Medical Services
Leon County Emergency Medical Services is located in Tallahassee, Florida beginning service January 1, 2004. LCEMS provides emergency medical services to and all citizens and visitors of Leon County regardless of social economic status...

.

Hospitals in the area include Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is a private, not-for-profit community health care system that includes a 770-bed acute care hospital located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States...

, Capital Regional Medical Center
Capital Regional Medical Center
Capital Regional Medical Center is a hospital located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States.- History :Originally Capital Medical Center, the hospital opened in September of 1979 and was owned by General Care Corporation. In September of 1980, Hospital Corporation of America purchased GCC and the...

 and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee.

Places of interest

  • Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
    Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
    The Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens is a Florida State Park, botanical garden and historic site, located in Tallahassee, in northwestern Florida. The address is 3540 Thomasville Road....

  • Challenger Learning Center
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park
    Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park
    Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park is an open natural park located in northern Tallahassee, Florida, United States and operated by the City Of Tallahassee...

  • Florida Governor's Mansion
    Florida Governor's Mansion
    The Florida Governor's Mansion is a historic U.S. residence in Tallahassee, Florida. On July 20, 2006, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The mansion, which was designed to resemble Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, was designed by Marion Sims Wyeth, who also designed...

  • Florida State Capitol
    Florida State Capitol
    The Florida State Capitol, in Tallahassee, Florida, USA, is the state capitol of the U.S. state of Florida. The building is an architecturally and historically significant building, having been listed on the National Register of Historic Places....

  • Florida Supreme Court
    Florida Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court of the State of Florida is the highest court in the U.S. state of Florida. The Supreme Court consists of seven judges: the Chief Justice and six Justices who are appointed by the Governor to 6-year terms and remain in office if retained in a general election near the end of each...

  • Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery at Florida A&M University
    Florida A&M University
    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, the state capital, and is one of eleven member institutions of the State University System of Florida...

  • Fred George Basin Greenway
    Fred George Basin Greenway
    The Fred George Basin Greenway is a Greenway park project in northwestern Tallahassee, Florida, covering , including Fred George Sink that runs alongside Fred George Road near Capital Circle....

  • Goodwood Museum and Gardens
    Goodwood Plantation
    Goodwood Plantation was a medium sized cotton plantation of about 1,675 acres in central Leon County, Florida, established by Hardy Bryan Croom. It is located at 1500 Miccosukee Road. The plantation was added to the U.S...

  • John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History & Culture (Riley Museum)
  • Knott House Museum
  • Lake Ella
    Lake Ella
    Lake Ella is a lake central Tallahassee, Florida on US 27 just south of Tharpe Street, and just north of Downtown. Lake Ella has an area of 12 acres . Once used for cattle, it now has three fountains and is used for recreation, flood protection and stormwater pollution control.- History :Lake Ella...

  • Lake Henrietta
  • Lake Jackson
    Lake Jackson (Tallahassee, Florida)
    Lake Jackson is a shallow, prairie lake on the north side of Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida with two major depressions or sinkholes known as Porter Sink and Lime Sink....

  • Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park
    Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park
    Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park is one of the most important archaeological sites in Florida, a former chiefdom and ceremonial center of the Fort Walton Culture...

  • Lake Munson
    Lake Munson
    Lake Munson is a shallow impoundment on the southeast side of Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida.Historically known as Munson's Mill Pond as early as the 1840s, in 1950 a permanent dam was constructed...

  • LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts
  • Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science
    The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science
    The Mary Brogan Museum of Arts and Science is located at 350 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida. It houses interactive science exhibits and an art collection....

     (MOAS)
  • Mission San Luis de Apalachee
    Mission San Luis de Apalachee
    Mission San Luis de Apalachee was a Spanish Franciscan mission built in 1633 in the Florida Panhandle, two miles west of the present-day Florida Capitol Building in Tallahassee, Florida. It was located in the descendent settlement of Anhaica capital of Apalachee Province...

  • Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University
  • Museum of Florida History
    Museum of Florida History
    The Museum of Florida History is located at the R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida. It houses exhibits and artifacts with interpretive information designed to educate on Florida history and culture....

  • Myers Park
  • National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
  • North Florida Fairgrounds
  • Railroad Square
    Railroad Square
    Railroad Square Art Park is a small district of Tallahassee, Florida, located off Railroad Avenue , filled with a variety of metal art sculptures and stores selling artwork and collectibles. Railroad Square is mainly known for its small locally owned shops and working artist studios, and its...

  • Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum
    Carnegie Library at FAMU
    The Carnegie Library at FAMU is a historic building on the campus of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. It was one of many public and college libraries donated by Andrew Carnegie which were named Carnegie Library after him....

  • Tallahassee Automobile Museum
  • Tallahassee Museum
    Tallahassee Museum
    The Tallahassee Museum is a privately funded, non-profit corporation in Tallahassee, Florida.The stated purpose of the Tallahassee Museum is "to educate the residents of and visitors to the Big Bend area about the region's natural and cultural history, from the nineteenth century until the...

  • Tom Brown Park
    Tom Brown Park
    Tom Brown Park is a city park in Tallahassee, Florida, USA.Located on the eastern side of Tallahassee off Capital Circle, Tom Brown Park is a large recreation park, featuring several baseball fields, a disc golf course, tennis courts, and a BMX track, along with picnic areas and nature trails.Lake...

  • Young Actors Theatre


Located nearby are:
  • Monticello Opera House in Monticello, Florida
    Monticello, Florida
    Monticello is a city in Jefferson County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,533 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 2,572. It is the county seat of Jefferson County...

  • Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic Site
    Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic Site
    Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic Site is a Florida State Park in Leon County, Florida. It is located roughly between the city of Tallahassee and the town of St. Marks. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Natural Bridge was fought here on March 6, 1865. The site is named for a...

     near Woodville
    Woodville, Florida
    Woodville is a census-designated place in Leon County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,006 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Woodville is located at ....

  • Wakulla Springs State Park in Wakulla
  • Lake Talquin
    Lake Talquin
    Lake Talquin is a reservoir located on the Ochlockonee River between Leon County and Gadsden County in north Florida. The lake, located about 10 miles west of Tallahassee, is south of Interstate 10 and bordered by State Road 20 on the east and State Road 267 on the west.The lake was created by the...

     in Quincy
  • Leaf Theater in Quincy

Festivals and events

  • Downtown Getdown
    Downtown Getdown
    United Way of the Big Bend presents the popular tradition of Friday night GetDownsin downtown Tallahassee. The Getdown known as the official downtown block party is a seasonal festival in fall that happens in the central business district in the City of Tallahassee, Florida...

     (Seasonal)
  • First Friday festivals at Railroad Square
    Railroad Square
    Railroad Square Art Park is a small district of Tallahassee, Florida, located off Railroad Avenue , filled with a variety of metal art sculptures and stores selling artwork and collectibles. Railroad Square is mainly known for its small locally owned shops and working artist studios, and its...

  • Greek Food Festival
    Greek Food Festival (Tallahassee)
    The Greek Food Festival is a festival held in mid-October in Tallahassee, Florida, USA and hosted by the Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church.- Goal :...

  • Red Hills Horse Trials
    Red Hills Horse Trials
    The Red Hills Horse Trials is held in Tallahassee, Florida, USA and is one of the equestrian world's top events. It is an annual major eventing competition held by the United States Eventing Association, Area III and the 16th event held in Area III consisting of Dressage, Cross-country, and Show...

  • Seven Days of Opening Nights
  • Southern Shakespeare Festival
    Southern Shakespeare Festival
    The Southern Shakespeare Festival was an annual event held in Tallahassee, Florida, USA.- History :The Southern Shakespeare Festival began in 1995 when Florida State University Senior, organized a touring company, directed and written by David Klein. "Words...Words...Words... and Evening of...

  • Springtime Tallahassee
    Springtime Tallahassee
    Springtime Tallahassee is an annual event held on the first Saturday in April in Tallahassee, Florida, USA celebrating Tallahassee's history and culture.- History :...

  • Tallahassee Film Festival
  • Tallahassee Wine and Food Festival
    Tallahassee Wine and Food Festival
    The Tallahassee Wine and Food Festival is an annual two-day charitable event held in November in Tallahassee, Florida, USA which began in 1995.- Non-profit affiliations :...

  • Winter Festival
    Winter Festival
    Winter Festival - A Celebration of Lights, Music, and the Arts is an event held for over a three week period from mid-November to early December in Tallahassee, Florida, United States.- History :...


Sports

  • The Florida State University
    Florida State University
    The Florida State University is a space-grant and sea-grant public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and significant research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation...

     Seminoles compete in the NCAA Division I, and the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Florida State Football team won national championships in 1993 and 1999, and is the first school to go wire-to-wire (ranked #1 in every week of the season) in the history of college football. Florida State accomplished this unprecedented feat in 1999.
  • The Florida A&M University
    Florida A&M University
    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, the state capital, and is one of eleven member institutions of the State University System of Florida...

     Rattlers compete in the NCAA Division I, and the Football Championship Subdivision. Florida A&M won the first FCS national championship (then known as Division I-AA) in 1978.
  • The Tallahassee Community College
    Tallahassee Community College
    Tallahassee Community College is a community college, located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. The institution was founded in 1966 by the Florida Legislature. The college is a member of the Florida College System....

     Eagles compete in the Panhandle Conference in Men's and Women's basketball, baseball and softball. The TCC men are two-time NJCAA region champions, including national runners-up in 2008.
  • The Tallahassee RollerGirls
    Tallahassee RollerGirls
    The Tallahassee RollerGirls are a roller derby league based in Tallahassee, Florida.The league was founded in 2006, and later joined the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. By 2009, some of its bouts were sell-outs.-External links:* *...

     are a women's flat track Roller Derby
    Roller derby
    Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups in which both teams designate a scoring player who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team...

     league that competes against other WFTDA and regional Roller Derby
    Roller derby
    Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups in which both teams designate a scoring player who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team...

     leagues.
  • The Tallahassee Rugby Football Club are a Division III Rugby Club that competes in the Deep South Rugby Football Union.
  • Local public high schools and middle schools compete in athletics, and share Gene Cox Stadium
    Gene Cox Stadium
    Hurley W. Rudd Field at Gene Cox Stadium is a municipal American football venue for local teams in Tallahassee, FL. It seats approximately 5,500 fans, but has room to accommodate an additional 1,000 people. Currently, Hurley W. Rudd Field at Gene Cox Stadium serves all nine public middle schools...

     for football.
  • The Tallahassee Scorpions
    Tallahassee Scorpions
    Tallahassee Scorpions were an indoor soccer team that played in the EISL during both the leagues, 1997-98. The team won one Division Title but failed to advance past that in the first season and had a losing record in its second and final season....

     were an EISL team that played from 1997 to 1998.
  • The Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
    Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
    The Tallahassee Tiger Sharks were a minor professional ice hockey team that played in the ECHL from 1994–2001. Under this period they served as a minor league affiliate to New York Islanders , Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens....

     were an ECHL
    ECHL
    The ECHL is a mid-level professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey with teams scattered across the United States...

     team from 1994 to 2001 that reached the ECHL
    ECHL
    The ECHL is a mid-level professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey with teams scattered across the United States...

     semifinals on two separate occasions, in the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons.
  • The Tallahassee Thunder
    Tallahassee Thunder
    The Tallahassee Thunder is a now-defunct charter member af2 arena football team from Tallahassee, Florida. The Thunder played from 2000 until 2002, playing their home games at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee...

     were a charter member of the af2
    Af2
    AF2 was the name of the Arena Football League's developmental league; it was founded in 1999 and played its first season in 2000. Like parent AFL, the AF2 played using the same arena football rules and style of play. League seasons ran from April through July with the postseason and ArenaCup...

     arena football
    Arena football
    Arena football is a variety of gridiron football played by the Arena Football League . It is a proprietary game, the rights to which are owned by Gridiron Enterprises, and is played indoors on a smaller field than American or Canadian outdoor football, resulting in a faster and higher-scoring game....

     league that played in Tallahassee from 2000 to 2002.
  • The Tallahassee Tigers
    Tallahassee Tigers
    The Tallahassee Tigers are an American Basketball Association in Tallahassee, Florida The team was announced in the summer of 2006, but chose to begin its innagural season in the fall of 2007. The owners of the team are Jimmy Lyons and AJ DiScala...

     were an American Basketball Association
    American Basketball Association (21st century)
    The American Basketball Association, often abbreviated as ABA, is a semi-professional men's basketball league that was founded in 1999. The current ABA has no affiliation with the original American Basketball Association that merged with the National Basketball Association in 1976...

     team.
  • The Tallahassee Titans
    Tallahassee Titans
    The Tallahassee Titans were an American Indoor Football Association team that began play as a 2007 member. The team played its home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Florida.-History:...

     were an Indoor Football team that played their only season in the American Indoor Football Association.
  • The Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, home of Florida State Seminoles
    Florida State Seminoles
    The Florida State Seminoles are the men's and women's sports teams of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Florida State participates in the NCAA's Division I . FSU joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1991, and competes in the Atlantic Division in any sports split into a...

     basketball, hosted the First and Second Rounds of the 1995 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
    1995 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
    The 1995 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 16, 1995, and ended with the championship game on April 3 at the Kingdome in Seattle,...

    , including a memorable game that saw 14-seed Weber State upset 3-seed Michigan State.


Club Sport League Venue
Florida State Seminoles football
Florida State Seminoles football
The Florida State Seminoles football team represents Florida State University in college football. The Florida State Seminoles compete in NCAA Division I-FBS and are members of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference...

Football
American football
American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

Florida State University
Florida State University
The Florida State University is a space-grant and sea-grant public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and significant research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation...

Doak Campbell Stadium
Florida State Seminoles men's basketball Basketball
Basketball
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

Florida State University
Florida State University
The Florida State University is a space-grant and sea-grant public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and significant research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation...

Donald L. Tucker Center
Donald L. Tucker Center
Donald L. Tucker Center is a multi-purpose arena in Tallahassee, Florida, located within the Leon County Civic Center. The arena has the biggest capacity of any arena in the Florida Panhandle. The arena opened in 1981 and was built at a cost of $33.8 million, financed by the city. It has had WCW...

Tallahassee Thunder
Tallahassee Thunder
The Tallahassee Thunder is a now-defunct charter member af2 arena football team from Tallahassee, Florida. The Thunder played from 2000 until 2002, playing their home games at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee...

American Football
American football
American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

Arena Football
Arena football
Arena football is a variety of gridiron football played by the Arena Football League . It is a proprietary game, the rights to which are owned by Gridiron Enterprises, and is played indoors on a smaller field than American or Canadian outdoor football, resulting in a faster and higher-scoring game....

Donald L. Tucker Center
Donald L. Tucker Center
Donald L. Tucker Center is a multi-purpose arena in Tallahassee, Florida, located within the Leon County Civic Center. The arena has the biggest capacity of any arena in the Florida Panhandle. The arena opened in 1981 and was built at a cost of $33.8 million, financed by the city. It has had WCW...

Tallahassee Titans
Tallahassee Titans
The Tallahassee Titans were an American Indoor Football Association team that began play as a 2007 member. The team played its home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Florida.-History:...

American Football
American football
American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

AIFL Donald L. Tucker Center
Donald L. Tucker Center
Donald L. Tucker Center is a multi-purpose arena in Tallahassee, Florida, located within the Leon County Civic Center. The arena has the biggest capacity of any arena in the Florida Panhandle. The arena opened in 1981 and was built at a cost of $33.8 million, financed by the city. It has had WCW...

Florida A&M Rattlers
Florida A&M Rattlers
The Florida A&M Rattlers represent Florida A&M University in college athletics. Florida A&M is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and participates in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision . FAMU offers men's sports in baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming , tennis...

American Football
American football
American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

Florida A&M University
Florida A&M University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, the state capital, and is one of eleven member institutions of the State University System of Florida...

Bragg Memorial Stadium
Bragg Memorial Stadium
Bragg Memorial Stadium is a 25,500-seat football stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. It opened in 1957 and was renovated in 1982. It is home to the Florida A&M Rattlers football team.Built in 1957, Bragg Memorial Stadium is home to Florida A&M Football...

Florida A&M Rattlers men's basketball
Florida A&M Rattlers men's basketball
The Florida A&M Rattlers basketball team is the basketball team that represent Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. The school's team currently competes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2007. Their home...

Basketball
Basketball
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

Florida A&M University
Florida A&M University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, the state capital, and is one of eleven member institutions of the State University System of Florida...

Teaching Arena
Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
The Tallahassee Tiger Sharks were a minor professional ice hockey team that played in the ECHL from 1994–2001. Under this period they served as a minor league affiliate to New York Islanders , Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens....

Hockey
Hockey
Hockey is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick.-Etymology:...

ECHL
ECHL
The ECHL is a mid-level professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey with teams scattered across the United States...

Donald L. Tucker Center
Donald L. Tucker Center
Donald L. Tucker Center is a multi-purpose arena in Tallahassee, Florida, located within the Leon County Civic Center. The arena has the biggest capacity of any arena in the Florida Panhandle. The arena opened in 1981 and was built at a cost of $33.8 million, financed by the city. It has had WCW...


Transportation

Aviation

  • Tallahassee Commercial Airport
    Tallahassee Commercial Airport
    Tallahassee Commercial Airport is a privately owned airport open to the public located 8 miles northwest of the central business district of Tallahassee, the county seat of Leon County, Florida, United States...

     (K68J)
  • Tallahassee Regional Airport
    Tallahassee Regional Airport
    Tallahassee Regional Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located four nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Tallahassee, a city in Leon County, Florida, United States.- History :...

     (KTLH)

Tallahassee Regional Airport is currently under construction, with airport, and city council, considering a ICE (International Customs Enforcement) center, for a International status.

Mass transit

  • StarMetro
    StarMetro
    StarMetro is the city-owned and operated bus service for Tallahassee, Florida and was previously known as TalTran.-Active Fleet:-Promotional Fleet:-Retired Fleet:-Routes:...

     provides bus service throughout the city.
  • Greyhound
    Greyhound Lines
    Greyhound Lines, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is an intercity common carrier of passengers by bus serving over 3,700 destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, operating under the well-known logo of a leaping greyhound. It was founded in Hibbing, Minnesota, USA, in 1914 and...

     based in downtown Tallahassee.
  • Nova 2010 Speed bus service in 2010.

Railroads

  • CSX
    CSX Transportation
    CSX Transportation operates a Class I railroad in the United States known as the CSX Railroad. It is the main subsidiary of the CSX Corporation. The company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and owns approximately 21,000 route miles...

     operates a main freight line through the city.
  • Amtrak's
    Amtrak
    The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak , is a government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service in the United States. "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "track". It is headquartered at Union...

     Sunset Limited
    Sunset Limited
    The Sunset Limited is a passenger train that for most of its history has run between New Orleans, Louisiana and Los Angeles, California, and that from early 1993 through late August 2005 also ran east of New Orleans to Jacksonville, Florida, making it during that time the only true transcontinental...

    historically served the city, but has been suspended since Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was a powerful Atlantic hurricane. It is the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall...

     struck in August 2005.

Defunct railroads

  • Tallahassee Railroad, now a state trail.
  • Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Georgia Railroad
    Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Georgia Railroad
    The Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad was a short railroad running in north Florida and southern Georgia.- History :The Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad was incorporated on January 5, 1891. It was projected along a route extending from Carrabelle through Tallahassee and northward...

    .
See also History of Tallahassee, Florida
History of Tallahassee, Florida
The History of Tallahassee, not unlike the History of Leon County, begins with the Native American population and its interaction with British and Spanish colonists as well as colonial Americans, as the Florida Territory moved toward statehood. Growing numbers of cotton plantations increased the...


Major highways

  • Interstate 10
    Interstate 10
    Interstate 10 is the fourth-longest Interstate Highway in the United States, after I-90, I-80, and I-40. It is the southernmost east–west, coast-to-coast Interstate Highway, although I-4 and I-8 are further south. It stretches from the Pacific Ocean at State Route 1 in Santa Monica,...

  • U.S. Route 27
    U.S. Route 27
    U.S. Route 27 is a north–south United States highway in the southern and midwestern United States. The southern terminus is at US 1 in Miami, Florida. The northern terminus is at Interstate 69 in Fort Wayne, Indiana...

  • U.S. Route 90
    U.S. Route 90
    U.S. Route 90 is an east–west United States highway. Despite the "0" in its route number, U.S. 90 never was a full coast-to-coast route; it has always ended at Van Horn, Texas. A short-lived northward extension to U.S...

  • U.S. Route 319
    U.S. Route 319
    U.S. Highway 319 is a spur of U.S. Route 19. It runs for 318 miles from US 1 /State Route 4 in Wadley, Georgia to the John Gorrie Bridge at Apalachicola, Florida. The sections of US 319 in Medart, Florida and from just east of Carrabelle, Florida to its terminus in Apalachicola are jointly...

  • State Road 20
    State Road 20 (Florida)
    State Road 20 is an east–west route across northern Florida and the Florida Panhandle.-Route description:The western terminus of State Road 20 is at State Road 85 in Niceville. The route proceeds east through Blountstown, crossing the Apalachicola River on the Trammell Bridge, then proceeding...

  • State Road 61
    State Road 61 (Florida)
    State Road 61 is located in the Big Bend area of Florida, running through the state capital of Tallahassee.-Route description:SR 61 begins at US 98 as an unsigned route, heading north on US 319, until it splits off with the highway in Crawfordville and becomes Wakulla County Road 61...

  • State Road 363
    State Road 363 (Florida)
    State Road 363 is a north–south route in the Big Bend region of Florida.-Route description:The road begins in St. Marks at Riverside Drive. From there, the road progresses north, intersecting US 98 and State Road 267 before leaving Wakulla County. In Leon County and approaching Tallahassee,...

  • Capital Circle Beltway
  • Apalachee Parkway

Newspaper

  • Tallahassee Democrat
    Tallahassee Democrat
    The Tallahassee Democrat is a daily broadsheet newspaper. It covers the area centered around Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida, as well as adjacent Gadsden County, Jefferson County, and Wakulla County...

     daily newspaper (http://www.tallahassee.com/)
  • FSView covering FSU (http://www.fsview.com/)
  • The Famuan
    The Famuan
    The The Famuan newspaper was established more than 100 years ago and has a circulation of about 8,000.The Famuan is the campus newspaper at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. The newspaper has news, opinion, lifestyles and sports sections...

     covering FAMU (http://www.thefamuanonline.com/)

Television

  • WCTV
    WCTV
    WCTV is the CBS-affiliated television station for southwest Georgia and Tallahassee, Florida that is licensed to Thomasville, Georgia. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 46 from a transmitter in Metcalf along the Georgia and Florida state line. This is 609.6 meters high...

     (CBS) channel 6.1/ (My Network TV/This TV) channel 6.2
  • WFSU (PBS) channel 11
  • WTLH
    WTLH
    WTLH is the Fox-affiliated television station for Southwestern Georgia and Tallahassee, Florida, in the United States. Licensed to Bainbridge, Georgia, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 50 from a transmitter in Metcalf, Georgia near the Florida state line. The station...

     (Fox) channel 49
  • WTWC (NBC) channel 40
  • WTXL (ABC) channel 27

Radio

  • WAIB-FM
    WAIB
    WWOF is a radio station in the Tallahassee, Florida, market owned by Opus Broadcasting Tallahassee, LLC. The station airs a country music format.-References:*...

     (Country)
  • WBZE-FM
    WBZE
    WBZE, or "Star 98.9", is a bright adult contemporary radio station in the Tallahassee, Florida, market owned by Cumulus Licensing, LLC. According to AllAccess.com, WBZE is the third highest rated station in the market, following only sister stations WHBX and WWLD.Tallahassee staples John Dawson and...

     (Hot Adult Contemporary)
  • WFLA-FM
    WFLA-FM
    WFLA-FM is a talk radio station broadcasting in Tallahassee, Florida. Its former format was urban contemporary until July 10, 2006....

     (News/Talk)
  • WFSQ-FM
    WFSU-FM
    WFSU is the callsign for public radio stations operated by Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.WFSU also operates 3 radio stations that serve northern Florida:...

     (Classical Music)
  • WFSU-FM
    WFSU-FM
    WFSU is the callsign for public radio stations operated by Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.WFSU also operates 3 radio stations that serve northern Florida:...

     (News/Talk)
  • WVFS-FM
    WVFS
    WVFS , launched in 1987, is one of four radio stations that broadcast from the Florida State University in the Tallahassee area. WVFS is often referred to as V89, "The Voice", or "The Voice of Florida State". WVFS broadcasts at 89.7 FM. The station is staffed by student and community volunteers...

     (College/Alternative)
  • WGLF-FM
    WGLF
    WGLF is a classic hits radio station in the Tallahassee, Florida, market owned by Cumulus Licensing LLC. Although based in Tallahassee, WGLF can be heard all the way into the Valdosta, Georgia, and Lake City, Florida markets...

     (Classic Rock)
  • WGWD-FM
    WGWD
    WGWD is a radio station broadcasting a Classic Country format. Licensed to Gretna, Florida, USA, the station serves the Tallahassee area. The station is currently owned by De-Col Incorporated....

     (Classic Country)
  • WHTF-FM
    WHTF
    WHTF is a Top 40 radio station in the Tallahassee, Florida market owned by Opus Broadcasting....

     (Top 40)
  • WNLS-AM
    WNLS
    -References:...

     (Sports)
  • WTNT-FM
    WTNT-FM
    WTNT-FM is a country radio station broadcasting in Tallahassee, Florida. It is the official affiliate for Florida State University, broadcasting Florida State University Seminoles football and basketball. Weekday on air lineup includes: Jeff Horn & Jason Taylor in the morning, Billy Greenwood...

     (Country)
  • WXSR-FM
    WAIB
    WWOF is a radio station in the Tallahassee, Florida, market owned by Opus Broadcasting Tallahassee, LLC. The station airs a country music format.-References:*...

     (Rock)

Notable Tallahassee groups and organizations

  • Alpha Chi Omega Sorority
  • Boys' Choir of Tallahassee—community choir
  • Business & Professional Women/Tallahassee—community club
  • Cold Water Army
    Cold Water Army
    Cold Water Army was an American rock band that existed for several years in Tallahassee, Florida, and broke up over the summer of 1995. The band had two recordings that were released, the first a cassette-only release entitled 'Eliot Ness,' and the second entitled Cold Water Army...

    —music group
  • Creed
    Creed (band)
    Creed is an American rock band formed in 1995 in Tallahassee, Florida. Becoming popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the band has released three consecutive multi-platinum albums, one of which has been certified diamond, and has sold over 28 million records in the United States, with an...

    —rock band
  • Cream Abdul Babar
    Cream Abdul Babar
    Cream Abdul Babar is one of the longest-standing bands in the Tallahassee scene. The band formed in 1994, combining elements of punk, metal, industrial, and noise to create their brand of experimental rock.-History:...

    —music group
  • The Crüxshadows
    The Crüxshadows
    The Crüxshadows is an Dark Electro group from Florida. Their sound is made up of a combination of male vocals, electric violin, guitar, and synth...

    —music group
  • Dead Prez
    Dead Prez
    Dead Prez stylized as dead prez is a hip hop duo from the United States, composed of stic.man and M-1, formed in 1996 in New York City, New York. They are known for their confrontational style, combined with socialist lyrics focused on both militant social justice and Pan-Africanism...

    —Alternative hip hop duo
  • Gamelan Hanuman Agung—Balinese gamelan ensemble
  • Go Radio
    Go Radio
    Go Radio is a rock band from Tallahassee, Florida, formed by former Mayday Parade vocalist, guitarist and lyricist Jason Lancaster in April 2007.The band has toured with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, A Day to Remember, as well as Mayday Parade...

    —music group
  • imadethismistake—music group
  • FAMU Marching 100
    Marching 100
    The Marching 100 is the official name of the marching band at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida.-History:The first band at FAMU was organized in 1892, under P.A. Van Weller...

    —marching band
  • FSU Marching Chiefs
    Marching Chiefs
    Since 1949, the name Marching Chiefs has served as the official title of the marching band of The Florida State University. The Marching Chiefs is the largest college marching band in the world with approximately 470 members.-History:...

    —marching band
  • Look Mexico
    Look Mexico
    Look Mexico is a rock band from Tallahassee, Florida, now residing in Austin, Texas. The band is composed of Matt Agrella, Ryan Slate, Ryan Smith and Nick Chambers...

    —rock band
  • Mayday Parade
    Mayday Parade
    Mayday Parade is an American rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. The band formed in 2005 when members of popular local Tallahassee bands Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment converged in 2006. Their debut EP Tales Told by Dead Friends was released in 2006, and sold over 20,000 copies without any...

    —music group
  • Mira
    Mira (band)
    Mira are a five-piece dream pop/shoegaze band from Tallahassee, Florida. One of their earliest gigs was opening for Low at Florida State University. After releasing several EPs , the band signed to Projekt Records, on which they have released three full-length albums and toured nationally in the...

    —music group
  • No Address
    No Address
    No Address is an alternative rock/post-grunge band from Tallahassee, Florida. They are best known for their single "When I'm Gone "...

    —music group
  • Socialburn
    Socialburn
    Socialburn was a four-piece post-grunge rock band from Blountstown, Florida.-History:The first major label album from Socialburn, "Where You Are" , was released in February 2003 and spawned two modern-rock radio hits: "Down" and "Everyone", which reached the top 10 and top 20 US charts...

    —rock band
  • Springtime Tallahassee
    Springtime Tallahassee
    Springtime Tallahassee is an annual event held on the first Saturday in April in Tallahassee, Florida, USA celebrating Tallahassee's history and culture.- History :...

    —community festival group
  • Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
    Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
    The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1979, with Nicholas Harsanyi as director. Harsanyi was a noted violist and a student of Béla Bartók, who later even played chamber music with Albert Einstein at Princeton. After Nicholas Harsanyi's death, the baton was handed on to several guest...

    —symphony orchestra
  • Woman's Club of Tallahassee
    Woman's Club of Tallahassee
    The Woman's Club of Tallahassee is a historic woman's club in Tallahassee, Florida. It is located at 1513 Cristobal Drive. On November 18, 1987, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.-References:* at * at * -External links:...


Namesakes

  • CSS Tallahassee
    CSS Tallahassee
    The CSS Tallahassee was a twin-screw steamer and cruiser in the Confederate States Navy, purchased in 1864, and used for commerce raiding off the Atlantic coast.-History:...

    —1864 Confederate cruiser—1908 United States Navy monitor
    Monitor (warship)
    A monitor was a class of relatively small warship which was neither fast nor strongly armoured but carried disproportionately large guns. They were used by some navies from the 1860s until the end of World War II, and saw their final use by the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.The monitors...

    , originally named USS Florida—1941 United States Navy light cruiser
    Light cruiser
    A light cruiser is a type of small- or medium-sized warship. The term is a shortening of the phrase "light armored cruiser", describing a small ship that carried armor in the same way as an armored cruiser: a protective belt and deck...

    , converted to the aircraft carrier USS Princeton—1944 United States Navy light cruiser
  • Tallahassee—Main Character in the movie Zombieland
    Zombieland
    Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse...

  • Tallahassee
    Tallahassee (album)
    Tallahassee is an album by the Mountain Goats. It was the band's second new album to be released in 2002, and it marked quite a few changes...

    —LP recorded by The Mountain Goats
    The Mountain Goats
    The Mountain Goats is an American indie rock band formed in Claremont, CA by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. For many years, the sole member of the Mountain Goats was Darnielle himself, despite the plural moniker....

     and released on 4AD
    4AD
    4AD is a British independent record label that was started in 1979 by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, funded by Beggars Banquet Records, and is still active today...

    .
  • Tallahassee Community School, Eastern Passage
    Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia
    Eastern Passage is a Canadian urban community in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality.Located at the southeastern edge of Halifax Harbour, fronting the Atlantic Ocean, Eastern Passage derives its name from the narrow strait separating the mainland from McNabs Island and Lawlor Island, both...

    , Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the most populous province in Atlantic Canada. The name of the province is Latin for "New Scotland," but "Nova Scotia" is the recognized, English-language name of the province. The provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the...

    —named after CSS Tallahassee
    CSS Tallahassee
    The CSS Tallahassee was a twin-screw steamer and cruiser in the Confederate States Navy, purchased in 1864, and used for commerce raiding off the Atlantic coast.-History:...

  • Tallahassee Tight—early 20th century blues singer
  • T-Pain
    T-Pain
    Faheem Rasheed Najm , better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor, currently signed to Young Money Entertainment. His debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, was released in 2005. In 2007, T-Pain released his second studio album Epiphany,...

    —Originally "Tallahassee Pain"

Sister cities

Tallahassee has five sister cities, and two from Indonesia : Krasnodar
Krasnodar
Krasnodar is a city in Southern Russia, located on the Kuban River about northeast of the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. It is the administrative center of Krasnodar Krai . Population: -Name:...

, Russia
Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

 Konongo-Odumase, Ghana
Ghana
Ghana , officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south...

 St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Netherlands Antilles
The Netherlands Antilles , also referred to informally as the Dutch Antilles, was an autonomous Caribbean country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of two groups of islands in the Lesser Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao , in Leeward Antilles just off the Venezuelan coast; and Sint...

 Sligo
Sligo
Sligo is the county town of County Sligo in Ireland. The town is a borough and has a charter and a town mayor. It is sometimes referred to as a city, and sometimes as a town, and is the second largest urban area in Connacht...

, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Ireland
Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...

 Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City
The City of Zamboanga : is a highly urbanized, independent and a chartered city located in Mindanao, Philippines....

, Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

 (Planned) Ramat HaSharon
Ramat Hasharon
Ramat HaSharon is a city located on Israel's central coastal strip in the south of the Sharon region, bordering Tel Aviv to the south and Herzliya and Kibbutz Glil Yam to the north. It is part of the Tel Aviv District, within Gush Dan metropolitan area...

, Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

 Banjarbaru, Indonesia Semarang
Semarang
- Economy :The western part of the city is home to many industrial parks and factories. The port of Semarang is located on the north coast and it is the main shipping port for the province of Central Java. Many small manufacturers are located in Semarang, producing goods such as textiles,...

, Indonesia

Tallahassee views

See also

  • Consolidation of Leon County with Tallahassee
  • Flag of Tallahassee, Florida
  • Frenchtown (Tallahassee)
    Frenchtown (Tallahassee)
    Frenchtown is an historical section of Tallahassee, Florida, United States-Origin:Frenchtown originated from 19th century settlers who moved to the area from France. Their relocation was prompted by the July 4, 1825 Lafayette Land Grant which gave Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette a township...

  • History of Tallahassee, Florida
    History of Tallahassee, Florida
    The History of Tallahassee, not unlike the History of Leon County, begins with the Native American population and its interaction with British and Spanish colonists as well as colonial Americans, as the Florida Territory moved toward statehood. Growing numbers of cotton plantations increased the...

  • Park Avenue Historic District (Tallahassee, Florida)
  • Tallahassee Historic District Zones I And II
    Tallahassee Historic District Zones I And II
    The Tallahassee Historic District Zones I And II is a U.S. historic district in Tallahassee, Florida. One zone runs along Calhoun Street between Georgia and Tennessee Streets; the other along East Park Avenue between Gadsden and Calhoun Streets. The district encompasses approximately , and contains...

  • Tallahassee in popular culture
    Tallahassee in popular culture
    Tallahassee has been represented well in popular culture through the years. Moreover, Tallahassee has many references on television, motion pictures and music because Tallahassee is home to a teleportative hive-mind, three major colleges and universities, and is a mid-to-large sized city in...


Further reading

  • Tebeau, Charlton, W.
    Charlton W. Tebeau
    Charlton W. Tebeau was a prominent American historian of Florida. Tebeau was born in Springfield, Georgia. He took a teaching job at the University of Miami in 1939, where he remained for 37 years, ultimately serving as chairman of the University of Miami's History Department for 23 years.Tebeau...

     A History of Florida. University of Miami Press. Coral Gables. 1971
  • Williams, John Lee. Journal of an Expedition to the Interior of West Florida October–November 1823. Manuscript on file at the State Library of Florida, Florida Collection. Tallahassee.

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