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Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Tallahassee Capital of Florida

Tallahassee Capital of Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, 1993
1. Tallahassee Capital of Florida Marker
Inscription.  DeSoto wintered here (1539-40). In 1633, the Spaniards established a chain of forts and missions to convert Apalache Indians. These were destroyed by the British in 1704 and the area reverted to wilderness. This site was selected as the capital of the Territory of Florida in 1824, and Congress granted Lafayette a township for his service during the Revolution. Tallahassee became the antebellum center of the Florida cotton belt and was the only Confederate capital east of the Mississippi not taken in the War. It is the home of Florida State University (1857) and Florida A.&M. University (1887).
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with the City of Tallahassee. (Marker Number F-17.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationExplorationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 30° 24.04′ N, 84° 21.227′ W. Marker
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was in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker could be reached from Capital Circle Southwest (State Road 263) 0.3 miles west of Terminal Loop Road. Marker was formerly located in the parking area of the old Tallahassee International Airport terminal. When the new terminal opened, the marker disappeared. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 3240 Capital Cir Southwest, Tallahassee FL 32310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Bellevue (approx. 0.9 miles away); West Campus of the Florida State University-Tallahassee Branch the University of Florida (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dale Mabry Field (approx. 3 miles away); Mission San Luis (approx. 3.9 miles away); Welcome to Mission San Luis de Apalachee (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Land of the Apalachee (approx. 3.9 miles away); New Ways, New Faces (approx. 3.9 miles away); Trade Bolsters San Luis’ Economy (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
Tallahassee Capital of Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Florida Memory
2. Tallahassee Capital of Florida Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 19, 2024