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

Selection of Florida's Capital

The Wording for the "Selection of Florida's Capital" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, 1976
1. The Wording for the "Selection of Florida's Capital" Marker
Inscription.  Under Spanish rule Pensacola was the capital of West Florida, while East Florida's capital was St. Augustine. In 1821 the U.S. took possession and in 1822 William P. Duval succeeded Andrew Jackson as territorial governor. Dr. William H. Simmons, St. Augustine, and John Lee Williams, Pensacola, were appointed to select a central location for a capital. They explored the area around St. Marks and chose the old Indian village, Tallahassee. Shortly thereafter, the land was surveyed and the town incorporated.
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-27.)
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 30° 26.279′ N, 84° 16.862′ W. Marker was in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker was at the intersection of South Monroe Street (U.S. 27) and Apalachee Parkway, on the right when traveling south on South Monroe Street. Marker was on the grounds of the old capitol building. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 400 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee FL 32301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this location. Capt. John Parkhill (a few steps from this marker); Leon County Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Capitol of Florida (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Old Capitol of Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Bank of Florida (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florida Liberty Bell Replica (about 300 feet away); Florida Sri Chinmoy Peace State (about 500 feet away); Leon County (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 10, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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