Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
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Leon County Commissioners
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials, and Leon County Commissioners. (Marker Number F-45.)
Location. 30° 26.38′ N, 84° 16.827′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is at the intersection of South Monroe Street (State Road 20) and East Jefferson Street (State Road 366), on the right when traveling north on South Monroe Street. Touch for map. Marker is located near the sidewalk, within plaza on west side of Leon Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida Sri Chinmoy Peace State (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida Liberty Bell Replica (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Exchange Bank Building (about 400 feet away); Old Capitol of Florida (about 400 feet away); Capitol of Florida (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Leon County Civil War Monument (about 500 feet away); USS Tallahassee (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
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1. Leon County, Florida (Wikipedia). By the 1850s and 1860s, Leon County had become part of the "cotton kingdom" of the Deep South. It ranked fifth of all Florida and Georgia counties in the production of cotton from the 20 major plantations. Uniquely among Confederate capitals east of the Mississippi River, in the American Civil War Tallahassee was never captured by Union forces. No Union soldiers set foot in Leon County until the Reconstruction Era. (Submitted on April 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Leon County was the center of the slave trade in Florida. Leon (Submitted on April 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.