The Info List - Tallahassee, Florida

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Tallahassee /ˌtæləˈhæsi/ is the capital of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Florida. It is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Leon County. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida
Territory, in 1824. In 2016, the population was 190,894, making it the 7th-largest city in the U.S state of Florida, and the 126th-largest city in the United States.[6] The population of the Tallahassee metropolitan area
Tallahassee metropolitan area
was 379,627 as of 2016. Tallahassee is the largest city in the Florida
Panhandle region, and the main center for trade and agriculture in the Florida
Big Bend and Southwest Georgia regions. Tallahassee is home to Florida
State University, ranked the nation's thirty-third best public university by U.S. News & World Report.[7] It is also home to Florida
A&M University, the fifth-largest historically black university by total enrollment.[8] Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee Community College
is a large state college that serves mainly as a feeder school to Florida
State and Florida
A&M. Tallahassee qualifies as a significant college town, with a student population exceeding 70,000.[citation needed] As the capital, Tallahassee is the site of the Florida
State Capitol, Supreme Court of Florida, Florida
Governor's Mansion, and nearly 30 state agency headquarters. The city is also known for its large number of law firms, lobbying organizations, trade associations and professional associations, including the Florida
Bar and the Florida Chamber of Commerce.[9] It is a recognized regional center for scientific research, and home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. In 2015, Tallahassee was awarded the All-American City Award by the National Civic League
National Civic League
for the second time. Tallahassee is currently ranked as the 18th-best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews.[10]


1 History

1.1 State capital 1.2 1900–present

2 Geography

2.1 Nearby cities and suburbs 2.2 Cityscape

2.2.1 Neighborhoods 2.2.2 Tallest buildings

2.3 Urban planning and expansion 2.4 Sprawl and compact growth 2.5 Climate

3 Demographics

3.1 Languages

4 Government and politics

4.1 Mayor 4.2 Consolidation 4.3 Federal representation and offices 4.4 Flag

5 Education

5.1 Primary and secondary

5.1.1 List of middle schools 5.1.2 List of high schools

5.2 Higher education

5.2.1 Florida
State University 5.2.2 Florida
A&M University 5.2.3 Tallahassee Community College 5.2.4 List of other colleges

6 Economy

6.1 Top employers

7 Arts and culture

7.1 Entertainment and performing arts 7.2 Museums 7.3 Festivals and events 7.4 City

8 Sports 9 Media

9.1 Print 9.2 Television 9.3 Radio

10 Public safety 11 Places of interest 12 Transportation

12.1 Aviation

12.1.1 Defunct airports

12.2 Mass transit 12.3 Intercity bus 12.4 Railroads

12.4.1 Defunct railroads

12.5 Major highways

13 Notable Tallahassee groups and organizations 14 Namesakes 15 Sister cities 16 Tallahassee photo gallery 17 Notable people 18 State Associations based in Tallahassee 19 See also 20 References 21 Further reading 22 External links

History[edit] Main articles: History of Tallahassee, Florida
and Timeline of Tallahassee, Florida

The Mission San Luis de Apalachee
Mission San Luis de Apalachee
as it may have appeared in the 17th century

Indigenous peoples occupied this area for thousands of years before European encounter. Around AD 1200, the large and complex Mississippian culture
Mississippian culture
had built earthwork mounds near Lake Jackson which survive today; they are preserved in the Lake Jackson Archaeological State Park.[11] The Spanish Empire
Spanish Empire
established their first colonial settlement at St. Augustine. During the 17th century they established several missions in Apalachee
territory in order to procure food and labor to support their settlement, as well as to convert the natives to Christianity (their form was Roman Catholicism). The largest, Mission San Luis de Apalachee
in Tallahassee, has been partially reconstructed by the state of Florida. The expedition of Pánfilo de Narváez
Pánfilo de Narváez
encountered the Apalachee people, although it did not reach the site of Tallahassee. Hernando de Soto and his mid-16th century expedition occupied the Apalachee
town of Anhaica
(at what is now Tallahassee) in the winter of 1538–1539. Based on archaeological excavations, this Anhaica
site is now known to have been located about 0.5 miles (800 m) east of the present Florida
State Capitol. The De Soto encampment is believed to be the first place that Christmas was celebrated in the continental United States although there is no historical documentation to back this claim.[12] The name "Tallahassee" is a Muskogean language word often translated as "old fields" or "old town".[13] It was likely an expression of the Creek people who migrated from areas of Georgia and Alabama
to this region in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, under pressure from European-American encroachment on their territory. They found large areas of cleared land previously occupied by the Apalachee
tribe. (The Creek and later refugees who joined them developed as the Seminole Indians of Florida.) During the First Seminole War, General Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
fought two separate skirmishes in and around Tallahassee, which was then Spanish territory. The first battle took place on November 12, 1817. Chief Neamathla, of the village of Fowltown just west of present-day Tallahassee, had refused Jackson's orders to relocate. Jackson responded by entering the village, burning it to the ground, and driving off its occupants. The Indians later retaliated, killing 50 soldiers and civilians. Jackson reentered Florida
in March 1818. According to Jackson's adjutant, Colonel Robert Butler, they "advanced on the Indian village called Tallahasse (sic) [where] two of the enemy were made prisoner."[14] State capital[edit]

A hand-colored photograph of Cascades Park in 1912

The United States
United States
finally acquired Florida
from the Spanish in 1818. It established the Florida
Territory in 1821. The first session of Florida's Legislative Council—as a territory of the United States—met on July 22, 1822 at Pensacola, the former capital of West Florida. Members from St. Augustine, the former capital of East Florida, traveled fifty-nine days by water to attend. The second session was in St. Augustine, and western delegates needed 28 days to travel perilously around the peninsula to reach Pensacola. During this session, delegates decided to hold future meetings at a halfway point. 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 building serving as the capitol.[15] From 1821 through 1845, during Florida's territorial period, the rough-hewn frontier capital gradually developed as a town. The Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, returned to the United States
United States
in 1824 for a tour. The U.S. Congress voted to give him $200,000 (the same amount he had given the colonies in 1778), US citizenship, and the Lafayette Land Grant, 36 square miles (93 km2) of land that today includes large portions of Tallahassee. In 1845 a Greek revival
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 high-rise Capitol building that was built in the 1970s.[16] Tallahassee was in the heart of Florida's Cotton Belt—Leon County led the state in cotton production—and was the center of the slave trade in Florida.[17] During the American Civil War, Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
that was not captured by Union forces, and the only one not burned. A small engagement, the Battle of Natural Bridge, was fought south of the city on March 6, 1865, just a month before the war ended.

A reenactment of the 1865 Battle of Natural Bridge

During the 19th century, the institutions that would eventually develop as what is now Florida
State University were established in Tallahassee; it became a university town. These included the Tallahassee Female Academy
Tallahassee Female Academy
(founded 1843) and the Florida
Institute (founded 1854). In 1851, the Florida
legislature decreed two seminaries to be built on either side of the Suwannee 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.[18] Its main building was located near the northwest corner of South Copeland and West Jefferson streets, approximately where FSU's Westcott Building
Westcott Building
is today.

Tallahassee in 1885

In 1887 the Normal College for Colored Students, ancestor of today's FAMU, opened its doors. The legislature decided that Tallahassee was the best location In Florida
for a college serving negro students; the state had segregated schools. Four years later its name was changed to State Normal and Industrial College for Colored Students, to teach teachers for elementary school children and students in industrial skills. After the Civil War much of Florida's industry moved to the south and east, a trend that continues today. The end of slavery and the rise of free labor reduced the profitability of the cotton and tobacco trade, at a time when world markets were also changing. The state's major industries shifted to citrus, lumber, naval stores, cattle ranching, and tourism. The latter was increasingly important by the late 19th century. In the post-Civil War period, 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, nationally recognized for its research into fire ecology and the use of prescribed burning. 1900–present[edit] Until World War II, Tallahassee remained a small southern town with virtually the entire population living within 1 mile (1.6 km) of the Capitol.[citation needed] The main economic drivers were the colleges 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, closer to the growing population centers of the state. That movement was defeated; 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 building. In 1970, the Census Bureau reported the city's population as 74.0% white and 25.4% black.[19] In 1977 a 22-story high-rise Capitol building designed by architect Edward Durell Stone
Edward Durell Stone
was completed, which is now the third-tallest state capitol building in the United States. In 1978 the old capitol, directly in front of the new capitol, was scheduled for demolition, but state officials decided to keep the Old Capitol as a museum.[20] Tallahassee was the center of world attention for six weeks during the 2000 United States
United States
Presidential election recount, which involved numerous rulings by the Florida
Secretary of State and the Florida Supreme Court. In 2016, the city suffered a direct hit by Hurricane
Hermine, causing about 80% of the city proper to lose power, including Florida
State University, and knocking down several trees. Geography[edit]

A view of both the historic and the current Florida
State Capitols

[21] Tallahassee has an area of 98.2 square miles (254.3 km2), of which 95.7 square miles (247.9 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) (2.59%) is water. Tallahassee's terrain is hilly by Florida
standards, being located at the southern end of the Red Hills Region, just above the Cody Scarp. The elevation varies from near sea level to just over 200 feet (61 m), with the state capitol on one of the highest hills in the city. The city includes two large lake basins, Lake Jackson and Lake Lafayette, and borders the northern end of the Apalachicola National Forest. The flora and fauna are similar to those found in the mid-south and low country regions of South Carolina
South Carolina
and Georgia. The palm trees are the more cold-hardy varieties like the state tree, the Sabal palmetto. Pines, magnolias, hickories, and a variety of oaks are the dominant trees. The Southern Live Oak is perhaps the most emblematic of the city. Nearby cities and suburbs[edit]

Crawfordville Havana Lamont Lloyd Midway Monticello Quincy Woodville Capitola


A panoramic view of Downtown Tallahassee

Neighborhoods[edit] Tallahassee has many neighborhoods inside the city limits. Some of the most known and defined include All Saints, Apalachee
Ridge, Betton Hills, Callen, Frenchtown (the oldest historically black neighborhood in the state), Killearn Estates, Killearn Lakes Plantation, Lafayette Park, Levy Park, Los Robles, Midtown, Holly Hills, Jake Gaither/University Park, Indian Head Acres, Myers Park, Smokey Hollow, SouthWood, Seminole Manor and Woodland Drives. Tallahassee is also home to some gated communities, including Lafayette Oaks and The Preserve at San Luis; the Tallahassee Ranch Club is located to the southeast of the city. Tallest buildings[edit]

Rank Name Street Address Height feet Height meters Floors Year

1 Florida
State Capitol 400 South Monroe Street, 345 101 25 1977

2 Turlington Building 325 West Gaines Street, 318 97 19 1990

3 Plaza Tower 300 South Duval Street 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

Urban planning and expansion[edit]

Downtown Tallahassee at night

The first plan for the Capitol Center was the 1947 Taylor Plan, which consolidated several government buildings in one downtown area. In 1974, the Capitol Center Planning Commission for the City
of Tallahassee, Florida
responded to growth of its urban center with a conceptual plan for the expansion of its Capitol Center. Hisham Ashkouri, working for The Architects' Collaborative, led the urban planning and design effort. Estimating growth and related development for approximately the next 25 years, the program projected the need for 2.3 million square feet (214,000 m2) of new government facilities in the city core, with 3,500 dwelling units, 100 acres (40 ha) 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. Sprawl and compact growth[edit] The Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department implements policies aimed at promoting compact growth and development, including the establishment and maintenance of an Urban Service Area. The intent of the Urban Service Area is to "have Tallahassee and Leon County grow in a responsible manner, with infrastructure provided economically and efficiently, and surrounding forest and agricultural lands protected from unwarranted and premature conversion to urban land use."[22] The result of compact growth policies has been a significant overall reduction in the Sprawl Index for Tallahassee between 2000-2010.[23] CityLab reported on this finding, stating that "Tallahassee laps the field, at least as far as the Sprawl Index is concerned."[24] Climate[edit]


Climate chart (explanation)


    4.3     64 39

    4.8     68 42

    5.9     74 47

    3.1     80 52

    3.5     87 62

    7.7     91 70

    7.3     92 72

    7.3     92 72

    4.7     88 68

    3.2     81 57

    3.5     73 48

    3.9     65 41

Average max. and min. temperatures in °F

totals in inches

Source: NOAA

Metric conversion


    110     18 4

    123     20 6

    150     23 8

    78     27 11

    88     31 16

    196     33 21

    185     33 22

    186     33 22

    119     31 20

    82     27 14

    89     23 9

    99     19 5

Average max. and min. temperatures in °C

totals in mm

Unlike most of Florida, Tallahassee experiences four seasons. Shown are the autumn leaves along the sidewalks of Monroe Street in Downtown Tallahassee.

Tallahassee has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with long summers and short, mild winters, as well as drier springs and autumns. Summer maxima here are hotter than in the Florida
peninsula and it is one of the few cities in the state to occasionally record temperatures above 100 °F or 37.8 °C, averaging 2.4 days annually.[25] The record high of 105 °F (41 °C) was set on June 15, 2011.[26] Summer is characterized by brief intense showers and thunderstorms that form along the afternoon sea breeze from the Gulf of Mexico. The daily mean temperature in July, the hottest month, is 82.0 °F (27.8 °C). Conversely, the city is markedly cooler in the winter, with a January daily average temperature of 51.2 °F (10.7 °C).[25] The city averages 32 nights with a minimum at or below freezing, and on average, the window for freezing temperatures is from November 20 thru March 21, allowing a growing season of 243 days.[25] As Tallahassee is part of USDA Hardiness Zone 8b,[27] each winter's coldest temperature is typically slightly below 20 °F (−7 °C); readings below 15 °F (−9 °C) are very rare, having last occurred on January 11, 2010.[25] During the Great Blizzard of 1899
Great Blizzard of 1899
the city reached −2 °F (−19 °C) on February 13, which remains Florida's only recorded reading below 0 °F (−18 °C). At the time, Tallahassee's record low was colder than the record low in either Ketchikan, Alaska, or Tromso, Norway. The record cold daily maximum is 22 °F (−6 °C), set on the same day as the all-time record low, while conversely, the record warm daily minimum is 81 °F (27 °C) on July 15, 1980.[25] Snow and ice are rare in Tallahassee. Historically, the city usually records at least flurries every three to four years, but snowfall of 1 inch (2.5 cm) or more occurs only once every 17 years on average. The closest location that receives regular yearly snowfalls is Macon, Georgia, 200 miles (320 km) north of Tallahassee. Nonetheless, Tallahassee has recorded some accumulating snowfalls over the last 100 years; the heaviest snowfall was 2.8 inches (7 cm) on February 13, 1958.[28] Tallahassee's other recorded measurable snowfalls were 1.0 inch (2.5 cm) on February 12–13, 1899, and December 22–23, 1989; 0.4 inches (1.0 cm) on March 28, 1955, and February 10, 1973; 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) on February 2, 1951; and 0.1 inches (0.3 cm) on January 3, 2018.[28][29][30] Although several hurricanes have brushed Tallahassee with their outer rain and wind bands, in recent years only Hurricane
Kate, in 1985, and Hurricane
Hermine, in 2016, have struck Tallahassee directly. The Big Bend area of North Florida
sees several tornadoes each year during the season, but they are generally weak, cause little structural damage, and rarely hit the city directly. The most recent tornado to hit Tallahassee occurred on April 19, 2015. The tornado was classified as an EF1, and created a path as wide as 350 yards (320 m) for almost 5 miles (8 km) near Maclay Gardens.[31] Damage included numerous downed tree limbs and a car crushed by a falling tree. During extremely heavy rains, some low-lying parts of Tallahassee may flood, notably the Franklin Boulevard area adjacent to the downtown and the Killearn Lakes subdivision, outside the Tallahassee city limits, on the north side.

Climate data for Tallahassee Regional Airport, Florida
(1981–2010 normals,[32] extremes 1892–present)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °F (°C) 83 (28) 89 (32) 91 (33) 95 (35) 102 (39) 105 (41) 104 (40) 103 (39) 102 (39) 95 (35) 89 (32) 84 (29) 105 (41)

Mean maximum °F (°C) 77.7 (25.4) 80.0 (26.7) 85.2 (29.6) 89.8 (32.1) 94.7 (34.8) 97.6 (36.4) 98.7 (37.1) 97.6 (36.4) 95.1 (35.1) 90.3 (32.4) 84.0 (28.9) 79.0 (26.1) 99.7 (37.6)

Average high °F (°C) 63.5 (17.5) 67.5 (19.7) 73.8 (23.2) 79.9 (26.6) 87.0 (30.6) 91.0 (32.8) 92.1 (33.4) 91.5 (33.1) 88.4 (31.3) 81.4 (27.4) 73.0 (22.8) 65.3 (18.5) 79.6 (26.4)

Daily mean °F (°C) 51.2 (10.7) 54.7 (12.6) 60.4 (15.8) 66.1 (18.9) 74.3 (23.5) 80.2 (26.8) 82.0 (27.8) 81.8 (27.7) 78.2 (25.7) 69.4 (20.8) 60.2 (15.7) 53.2 (11.8) 67.7 (19.8)

Average low °F (°C) 39.0 (3.9) 41.9 (5.5) 47.1 (8.4) 52.3 (11.3) 61.6 (16.4) 69.5 (20.8) 72.0 (22.2) 72.1 (22.3) 68.1 (20.1) 57.3 (14.1) 47.5 (8.6) 41.1 (5.1) 55.8 (13.2)

Mean minimum °F (°C) 19.9 (−6.7) 23.6 (−4.7) 27.9 (−2.3) 34.9 (1.6) 47.9 (8.8) 61.2 (16.2) 66.6 (19.2) 65.7 (18.7) 54.3 (12.4) 37.4 (3) 29.5 (−1.4) 22.8 (−5.1) 17.7 (−7.9)

Record low °F (°C) 6 (−14) −2 (−19) 20 (−7) 29 (−2) 34 (1) 46 (8) 57 (14) 57 (14) 40 (4) 29 (−2) 13 (−11) 10 (−12) −2 (−19)

Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.34 (110.2) 4.85 (123.2) 5.94 (150.9) 3.06 (77.7) 3.47 (88.1) 7.73 (196.3) 7.17 (182.1) 7.35 (186.7) 4.69 (119.1) 3.23 (82) 3.50 (88.9) 3.90 (99.1) 59.23 (1,504.4)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 inch) 8.9 8.4 7.9 6.1 7.1 13.6 16.0 14.4 8.5 5.7 6.6 8.1 111.3

Source: NOAA[25][33]


Historical population

Census Pop.

1840 1,616

1860 1,932

1870 2,023


1880 2,494


1890 2,934


1900 2,981


1910 5,018


1920 5,637


1930 10,700


1940 16,240


1950 27,237


1960 48,174


1970 72,624


1980 81,548


1990 124,773


2000 150,624


2010 181,376


Est. 2016 190,894 [5] 5.2%

U.S. Decennial Census[34]

Tallahassee Demographics

2010 Census 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) 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) 2.3% 2.2% 2.5%

Some Other Race 1.3% 1.5% 3.6%

As of the 2010 census, the population of Tallahassee was estimated to be 181,376. There were 74,815 households, 21.3% of which had children under 18 living in them. 27.7% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband, and 53.7% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals living alone and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.88. Children under the age of 5 were 5.5% of the population, persons under 18 were 17.2%, and persons 65 years or older were 8.1%. 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. 57.4% of the population was White, 35.0% Black, 3.7% Asian, 0.2% American Indian and Alaska
Native, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 1.3% some other race, and 2.3% two or more races. 6.3% were Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 53.3% were non-Hispanic White. For the period 2009–2013, the estimated median household income was $39,524, and the per capita income was $23,778. The number of persons below the poverty level was estimated at 30.2%.[35] Educationally, the population of Leon County is the most highly educated population in Florida[citation needed] with 49.9% of the residents with either a Bachelor's, Master's, professional or doctorate degree.[citation needed] The Florida
average is 22.4% and the national average is 24.4%.[citation needed] Languages[edit] As of 2000, 91.99% of residents spoke English as their first language, while 4.11% spoke Spanish, 0.63% spoke French, and 0.59% spoke German as their mother tongue. In total, 8.00% of the total population spoke languages other than English.[36] Government and politics[edit]

The Florida
Supreme Court building

Tallahassee has traditionally been a Democratic city, and is one of the few cities in the South known for progressive activism. It has had a black mayor and black state representative.[37] The city has voted Democratic throughout its history with a high voter-turnout. As of April 2007, there were 85,343 Democrats and 42,230 Republicans in Leon County. Other affiliations accounted for 22,284 voters. 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.[38] Mayor[edit]

List of intendants/mayors of Tallahassee, Florida

1826 Dr. Charles Haire 1827 David Ochiltree 1828-1829 John Y. Gary 1830 Leslie A. Thompson 1831 Charles Austin 1832-1833 Leslie A. Thompson 1834 Robert J. Hackley 1835 William Wilson 1836 John Rea 1837 William P. Gorman 1838 William Hilliard 1839 R. F. Ker 1840 Leslie A. Thompson 1841-1844 Francis W. Eppes 1845 James A. Berthelot 1846 Simon Towle 1847 James Kirksey 1848 F. H. Flagg 1849 Thomas J. Perkins 1850-1851 D. P. Hogue 1852 David S. Walker 1853 Richard Hayward 1854-1855 Thomas Hayward 1856-1857 Francis W. Eppes 1858-1860 D. P. Hogue 1861-1865 P. T. Pearce 1866 Francis W. Eppes 1867-1868 D. P. Hogue 1869-1870 T. P. Tatum 1871 C. E. Dyke 1872-1874 C. H. Edwards 1875 David S. Walker, Jr. 1876 Samuel Walker 1877 Jesse Bernard 1878-1879 David S. Walker, Jr. 1880 Henry Bernreuter 1881 Edward Lewis 1882 John W. Nash 1883 Edward Lewis 1884-1885 Charles C. Pearce 1886 George W. Walker 1887 A. J. Fish 1888-1889 R. B. Forman 1890-1894 R. B. Carpenter 1895-1896 Jesse T. Bernard 1897 R. A. Shine 1898-1902 R. B. Gorman 1903-1904 William L. Moor 1905 John W. Henderson 1906 F. C. Gilmore 1907 W. M. McIntosh, Jr. 1908 F. C. Gilmore 1909 Francis B. Winthrop 1910-1917 D. M. Lowry 1918 J. R. McDaniel 1919-1921 Guyte P. McCord 1922-1923 A. P. McCaskill 1924-1925 B. A. Meginniss 1926 W. Theo Proctor 1927 B.A. Meginniss 1928-1929 W. Theo Proctor 1930 G. E. Lewis 1931 Frank D. Moor 1932-1933 W. L. Marshall 1934 J. L. Fain 1935 Leonard A. Wesson 1936 H. J. Yaeger 1937 L. A. Wesson 1938 J. R. Jinks 1939 S. A. Wahnish 1940 F. C. Moor 1941 Charles S. Ausley 1942 Jack W. Simmons 1943 A. R. Richardson 1944 Charles S. Ausley 1945 Ralph E. Proctor 1946 Fred S. Winterle 1947 George I. Martin 1948 Fred N. Lowry 1949-1950 Robert C. Parker 1951 W. H. Cates 1952 B. A. Ragsdale 1953 William T. Mayo 1954 H. G. Esterwood 1954 H. C. Summitt 1955-1956 J. T. Williams 1956 Fred S. Winterle 1956-1957 John Y. Humphress 1957 J. W. Cordell 1958 Davis H. Atkinson 1959 Hugh E. Williams, Jr. 1960 George S. Taft 1961 J. W. Cordell 1962 Davis H. Atkinson 1963 S. E. Teague, Jr. 1964 Hugh E. Williams, Jr. 1965 George S. Taft 1966 W. H. Cates 1967 John A. Rudd, Sr. 1968 Gene Berkowitz 1969 Spurgeon Camp 1970 Lee A. Everhart 1971 Gene Berkowitz 1972 James R. Ford 1973 Joan Heggen 1974-1975 John R. Jones 1976 James R. Ford 1977-1978 Neal D. Sapp 1979 Sheldon A. Hilaman 1980-1981 Hurley W. Rudd 1982 James R. Ford 1983 Carol Bellamy 1984 Kent Spriggs 1985 Hurley W. Rudd 1986 Jack McClean 1987–1988 Betty Harley 1988–1990 Dorothy Inman 1990 Steve Meisberg 1991–1992 Debbie Lightsey 1993–1995 Dorothy Inman-Crews 1995–1996 Scott Maddox 1996–1997 Ron Weaver 1997-2003 Scott Maddox[39] 2003-2014 John Marks 2014–present Andrew Gillum

[40] [41]


The Leon County Courthouse

Voters of Leon County have gone to the polls four times to vote on consolidation of Tallahassee and Leon County governments into one jurisdiction combining police and other city services with already shared (consolidated) Tallahassee Fire Department
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 (1,820 km2). Roughly 36 percent of Leon County's 265,714 residents live outside the Tallahassee city limits. Each time, the measure was rejected:[42]

Leon County Voting On Consolidation


1971 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%)

The proponents of consolidation have stated that the new jurisdiction would attract business by its size. Merging governments would cut government waste, duplication of services, etc. Professor Richard Feiock of the Department of Public Administration of Korea University and the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy of Florida State University states that no discernible relationship exists between consolidation and the local economy.[43] Federal representation and offices[edit]

Tallahassee City

Tallahassee is split between Florida's 2nd congressional district
Florida's 2nd congressional district
and Florida's 5th congressional district. The United States
United States
Postal Service operates post offices in Tallahassee. The Tallahassee Main Post Office is located at 2800 South Adams Street.[44] Other post offices in the city limits include Centerville Station,[45] Leon Station,[46] Park Avenue Station,[47] and Westside Station.[48] The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration maintains a National Weather Service
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 southeastern Alabama
and southwestern Georgia. The U.S. Army Reserve
U.S. Army Reserve
81st Regional Support Command (USAR) opened an Army Reserve Center at 4307 Jackson Bluff Road. The U.S. Navy Reserve
U.S. Navy Reserve
Navy Operational Support Center Tallahassee (NOSC Tallahassee) is located at 2910 Roberts Avenue. Flag[edit] The former flag of Tallahassee is vaguely similar to the flag of Florida, a white saltire on a blue field, with the city's coat of arms, featuring the cupola of the old capitol building, at the center. The flag is an homage to the Scottish and Ulster-Scots Presbyterian heritage of the original founders of the city, most of whom were settlers from North Carolina
North Carolina
whose ancestors had either come to America directly from Scotland, or were Presbyterians of Scottish descent from County Down
County Down
and County Antrim
County Antrim
in what has since become Northern Ireland.[49] A more recent flag incorporates a stylized 5 point star and the city name on a white background.[50] Education[edit] Primary and secondary[edit]

Leon High School

Lower School students at Maclay School
Maclay School
celebrating Grandparents Day in 2008

Tallahassee anchors the Leon County School District. As of the 2009 school year Leon County Schools
Leon County Schools
had an estimated 32,796 students, 2209 teachers and 2100 administrative and support personnel. The current superintendent of schools is Rocky Hanna. 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 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 to Florida
and national averages in the SAT and ACT student assessment tests. The Leon County School District has consistently scored at or above the average for districts statewide in total ACT and SAT mean composite scores. List of middle schools[edit]

Cobb Middle School Deerlake Middle School Fairview Middle School Fort Braden School K - 8 Governor's Charter Academy (Charter K - 8) Griffin Middle School Holy Comforter Episcopal School (Private PK3 - 8) Maclay School
Maclay School
(Private PK3 - 12) Montford Middle School Nims Middle School Raa Middle School Success Academy of Tallahassee Swift Creek Middle School Stars Middle School (Charter) School of Arts and Sciences (Charter K - 8) Tallahassee School of Math and Science (Charter K - 8) Trinity Catholic School (Private PK3 - 8)

List of high schools[edit]

Amos P. Godby High School Atlantis Academy Community Christian School Florida
A&M University Developmental Research School Florida
State University High School James S. Rickards High School John Paul II Catholic High School Lawton Chiles High School Leon High School Lincoln High School Maclay School North Florida
Christian High School SAIL High School Woodland Hall Academy

Higher education[edit]

State University's Westcott Plaza

State University[edit] Florida
State University (commonly referred to as Florida
State or FSU) is an American public space-grant and sea-grant research university. Florida
State is located on a 1,391.54-acre (5.631 km2) campus in the state capital of Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida. Founded in 1851, it is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida.[51][52] The university is classified as a Research University with Very High Research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.[53] The university comprises 16 separate colleges and more than 110 centers, facilities, labs and institutes that offer more than 360 programs of study, including professional school programs.[54] The university has an annual budget of over $1.7 billion.[55] Florida State is home to Florida's only National Laboratory
National Laboratory
– the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and is the birthplace of the commercially viable anti-cancer drug Taxol. Florida
State University also operates The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida
and one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.[56] The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Florida
State University is home to nationally ranked programs in many academic areas, including law, business, engineering, medicine, social policy, film, music, theater, dance, visual art, political science, psychology, social work, and the sciences.[57] Florida
State University leads Florida
in four of eight areas of external funding for the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering
and Math).[58] For 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida
State as the 33rd best public university in the United States.[59] Florida
Governor Rick Scott and the state legislature designated Florida
State University as one of two "preeminent" state universities in the spring of 2013 among the twelve universities of the State University System of Florida.[60][61][62] FSU's intercollegiate sports teams, commonly known by their "Florida State Seminoles" nickname, compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
(ACC). The Florida
State Seminoles athletics program are favorites of passionate students, fans and alumni across the United States, especially when led by the Marching Chiefs
Marching Chiefs
of the Florida
State University College of Music. In their 113-year history, Florida State's varsity sports teams have won 20 national athletic championships and Seminole athletes have won 78 individual NCAA national championships.[63] Florida
A&M University[edit]

A&M University's Lee Hall Auditorium[64]

Founded on October 3, 1887, Florida
A&M University (FAMU) is a public, historically black university that is part of the State University System of Florida
and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools. FAMU's main campus comprises 156 buildings spread over 422 acres (1.7 km2) on top of the highest geographic hill of Tallahassee. The university also has several satellite campuses including a site in Orlando where its 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. 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. Tallahassee Community College[edit]

Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee Community College
entrance and administration building

Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee Community College
(TCC) is a state college, and is a member of the Florida
College System. Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee Community College
is accredited by the Florida
Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools. Its primary campus is located on a 270-acre (1.092 km2) campus in Tallahassee. The institution was founded in 1966 by the Florida
Legislature.[65] TCC currently offers Bachelor's of Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Sciences degrees. In 2013, Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee Community College
was listed 1st in the nation in graduating students with A.A. degrees.[66] TCC is also the #1 transfer school in the nation to Florida
State University. As of Fall 2015, TCC reported 38,017 students.[67] In partnership with Florida
State University, Tallahassee Community College offers the TCC2FSU program. This program provides guaranteed admission into Florida
State University for TCC Associate in Arts degree graduates.[68] List of other colleges[edit]

Barry University School of Adult and Continuing Education – Tallahassee Campus Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Flagler College – Tallahassee Campus Keiser University
Keiser University
– Tallahassee Campus Lewis M. Lively Area Vocational-Technical School Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University
– Tallahassee Campus


The old clock at the corner of Park Avenue and Monroe Street in Downtown Tallahassee

Companies based in Tallahassee include: Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the Municipal Code Corporation, the State Board of Administration of Florida
(SBA), the Mainline Information Systems,[69] and United Solutions Company.[70] Top employers[edit] According to Tallahassee's 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[71] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees # of Employees in 2006

1 State of Florida 19,442 25,204

2 Florida
State University 14,378 8,784

3 Leon County School Board 5,383 4,403

4 Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare 4,583 2,850

5 City
of Tallahassee 2,811 3,327

6 Publix 2,200 2,000

7 Tallahassee Community College 1,518 1,090

8 Florida
A&M University 1,767 2,681

9 Leon County 1,712 1,522

10 Capital Regional Medical Center 1,051 n/a

Arts and culture[edit] See also: Tallahassee in popular culture

Railroad Square
Railroad Square
is a popular spot for students and residents of Tallahassee, especially on the first Friday of every month when all the galleries are open to the public.

Entertainment and performing arts[edit] Tallahassee is home to many entertainment venues, theaters, museums, parks and performing arts centers. A major source of entertainment and art is the Railroad Square
Railroad Square
Art Park. The Railroad Square
Railroad Square
Art Park is an arts, culture and entertainment district of Tallahassee, Florida, located off Railroad Avenue, filled with a variety of metal art sculptures and stores selling artwork and collectibles. Railroad Square
Railroad Square
is mainly known for its small locally owned shops and working artist studios, and its alternative art scene. It is also known as home to the second location of Tallahassee's long-serving local business staple Black Dog Cafe. On the first Friday of every month, Railroad Square
Railroad Square
is home to a free gallery hop known as First Friday from 6pm-9pm, where a diverse group of upwards of 5000-7000+ Tallahasseeans of all ages come to meet their friends and experience art. Museums[edit] Tallahassee is known for its many museums. It is home to the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida
State University, Tallahassee Museum, Goodward Museum & Gardens, Museum of Florida
History, Mission San Luis de Apalachee, and the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. Festivals and events[edit]

FSU Marching Chiefs
Marching Chiefs
and Cheerleaders performing in a parade in Downtown Tallahassee

Downtown Getdown ( Florida
State Seminoles Pep Rally) Experience Tallahassee Festival (Welcoming festival for FSU, TCC, and FAMU students) First Friday festivals at Railroad Square Greek Food Festival Oktoberfest[72] Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida
State University Red Hills Horse Trials Southern Music Rising Festival Springtime Tallahassee Tallahassee Film Festival Tallahassee Marathon and Half Marathon Tallahassee Wine and Food Festival Tallahassee Senior Center's Lifelong Learning Extravaganza – L3X[73] Winter Festival Florida
State University's HackFSU


The Tallahassee Asian Festival

1988: Money Magazine's Southeast's three top medium size cities in which to live. 1992: Awarded Tree City USA
Tree City USA
by National Arbor Day
Arbor Day
Foundation 1999: Awarded All-America City Award
All-America City Award
by the National Civic League 2003: Awarded Tree Line USA
Tree Line USA
by the National Arbor Day
Arbor Day
Foundation. 2006: Awarded "Best In America" Parks and Recreation by the National Recreation and Park Association. 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's list of college towns.[74] 2015: Awarded All-America City Award
All-America City Award
by the National Civic League[75]


FSU's Doak Campbell Stadium

The Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee Community College
Eagles compete in the Panhandle Conference in Men's and Women's basketball, baseball and softball. The Tallahassee Rugby Football Club are a Division III Rugby Club that competes in the Florida
Rugby Union. The Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
hosted the First and Second Rounds of the 1995 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball

Current Teams Sport League Venue

State Seminoles football American football Florida
State University Doak Campbell Stadium

State Seminoles men's basketball Basketball Florida
State University Donald L. Tucker Center

A&M Rattlers American football Florida
A&M University Bragg Memorial Stadium

A&M Rattlers men's basketball Basketball Florida
A&M University Teaching Arena

Former Clubs Sport League Years Active Venue

Tallahassee Tiger Sharks Hockey ECHL 1994–2001 Donald L. Tucker Center

Tallahassee Scorpions Indoor soccer EISL 1997–1998 Donald L. Tucker Center

Tallahassee Thunder American Football Arena Football 2000–2002 Donald L. Tucker Center

Tallahassee Titans American Football AIFL 2006 Donald L. Tucker Center

Tallahassee Tigers Basketball ABA 2007 Donald L. Tucker Center

Media[edit] See also: List of newspapers in Florida, List of radio stations in Florida, and List of television stations in Florida Print[edit]

The Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee's largest newspaper, published daily[76] The FSView & Florida
Flambeau, covers Florida
State University[77] The Talon, covers Tallahassee Community College[78] The Famuan, covers Florida
A&M University[79]


WFSU Building

WBXT-LD (SonLife) channel 43.1 WCTV
(CBS) channel 6.1 (Decades/My Network TV) channel 6.2, Tallahassee's first, and from 1955-1960 only, TV ststion WDDM-LD (DrTV) channel 31.1 WFSU (PBS) channel 11.1 ( Florida
Channel) channel 11.2 (Create) channel 11.3 (Kids 360) channel 11.4, Tallahassee's second TV ststion WTLF (CW) channel 24.1 (Comet) channel 24.2 (TBD) 24.3 (Stadium) 24.4 WTLH
(METV) channel 49.1 (CW) channel 49.2 (Comet) 49.3 WTWC (NBC) channel 40.1 (Fox) channel 40.2 (Charge) channel 40.3 WTXL (ABC) channel 27.1 (Bounce) channel 27.2 (Grit) channel 27.3 (QVC) channel 27.4 WUFX (RetroTV) channel 38.1 WVUP (CTN) channel 45.1 (LifeStyle) 45.2 WWRP-LP (IND) channel 9

Radio[edit] See also: Category:Radio stations in Tallahassee, Florida

WANM, Soul/R&B music WAYT-FM, contemporary Christian music WBZE-FM, adult contemporary music WDXD-LP, classic country music WFLA-FM, news/talk WFSQ-FM, classical music WFSU-FM, news/talk WGLF-FM, classic rock music WGMY-FM, Top 40 music WHTF-FM, Top 40 music WTLY, adult contemporary music WTNT-FM, country music WVFS-FM, college/alternative music WVFT, news/talk WWLD, hip-hop music WWOF-FM, country music WXSR-FM, rock music

Public safety[edit]

A Tallahassee Police Department
Tallahassee Police Department
patrol car

A Leon County EMS vehicle

Established in 1826, the Tallahassee Police Department
Tallahassee Police Department
once claimed to be the oldest police department in the Southern United States, and the second-oldest in the U.S., preceded only by the Philadelphia Police Department (established in 1758). The Boston Police Department
Boston Police Department
was established in 1838 and larger East Coast cities followed with New York City
and Baltimore in 1845. However, this is proven incorrect. Pensacola, Florida, for example, had a municipal police force as early as 1822. There are over 800 sworn law enforcement officers in Tallahassee. Law enforcement services are provided by the Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff's Office, the Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement, Florida
Capitol Police, Florida
State University Police Department, Florida
A&M University Police Department, the Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee Community College
Police Department, the Florida
Highway Patrol, and the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Tallahassee Growth Management Building Inspection Division is responsible for issuing permits and performing inspections of 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.[80] The Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States
United States
Marshals Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement,[81] Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Administration 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 and Leon County Emergency Medical Services. Hospitals in the area include Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Capital Regional Medical Center and HealthSouth
Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee. Places of interest[edit]

Maclay Gardens Reflection Pool

The Tallahassee Automobile Museum

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park Carnegie Library at FAMU Challenger Learning Center College Town at Florida
State University Doak Campbell Stadium Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park Florida
Governor's Mansion Florida
State Capitol Florida
Supreme Court Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
at Florida
A&M University Goodwood Museum and Gardens Innovation Park John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History & Culture (Riley Museum) Knott House Museum Lake Ella Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park Lafayette Heritage Trail Park LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts Mission San Luis de Apalachee Museum of Fine Arts at Florida
State University Museum of Florida
History National High Magnetic Field Laboratory North Florida
Fairgrounds Railroad Square Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum Tallahassee Automobile Museum Tallahassee Museum James D. Westcott Building
Westcott Building
and Ruby Diamond Auditorium at Florida State University


Tallahassee International Airport
Tallahassee International Airport
seen here as Tallahassee Regional Airport

A StarMetro

Interstate 10 at Capital Circle Northeast


Tallahassee International Airport
Tallahassee International Airport

Defunct airports[edit]

Dale Mabry Field
Dale Mabry Field
(closed 1961) Tallahassee Commercial Airport (closed 2011)

Mass transit[edit]

provides bus service throughout the city.

Intercity bus[edit]

Greyhound and Megabus based in downtown Tallahassee.


CSX operates a main freight line through the city.

Defunct railroads[edit]

Tallahassee Railroad, now a state trail. Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Georgia Railroad. Amtrak's Sunset Limited
Sunset Limited
closed 2005

Major highways[edit]

Interstate 10 runs east and west across the north side of the city. Tallahassee is served by five exits including: Exit 192 (U.S. 90), Exit 196 (Capital Circle NW), Exit 199 (U.S. 27/Monroe St.), Exit 203 (U.S. 319/Thomasville Road and Capital Circle NE), and Exit 209 (U.S. 90/Mahan Dr.) U.S. Route 27 enters the city from the northwest before turning south and entering downtown. This portion of U.S. 27 is known locally as Monroe Street. In front of the historic state capitol building, U.S. 27 turns east and follows Apalachee
Parkway out of the city. U.S. Route 90 runs east and west through Tallahassee. It is known locally as Tennessee
Street west of Magnolia Drive and Mahan Drive east of Magnolia. U.S. Route 319 runs north and south along the east side of the city using Thomasville Road, Capital Circle NE, Capital Circle SE, and Crawfordville Road. State Road 20 State Road 61 State Road 363 Orchard Pond Parkway, the first privately-built toll road in Florida.[82]

Notable Tallahassee groups and organizations[edit] See also: List of people from Tallahassee, Florida

Cold Water Army, music group Creed, rock band Cream Abdul Babar, music group The Crüxshadows, music group David Canter, medical doctor, folk musician Dead Prez, Alternative hip hop duo Go Radio, music group FAMU Marching 100, marching band FSU Marching Chiefs, marching band Look Mexico, rock band Mayday Parade, music group Mira, music group No Address, music group Socialburn, rock band Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, symphony orchestra Woman's Club of Tallahassee


CSS Tallahassee, 1864 Confederate cruiser USS Tallahassee (BM-9), 1908 United States
United States
Navy monitor, originally named USS Florida USS Tallahassee (CL-61), 1941 United States
United States
Navy light cruiser, converted to the aircraft carrier USS Princeton USS Tallahassee (CL-116), 1944 United States
United States
Navy light cruiser Tallahassee, main character in the movie Zombieland Tallahassee, album recorded by The Mountain Goats Tallahassee Community School, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, named after CSS Tallahassee[83] Tallahassee Tight, early-20th century blues singer T-Pain, musician, originally "Tallahassee Pain" "Tallahassee Lassie", Freddy Cannon
Freddy Cannon

Sister cities[edit] See also: List of sister cities in Florida Tallahassee has 6 sister cities as follows:

Konongo-Odumase, Ashanti, Ghana Krasnodar, Krasnodar
Krai, Russia St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland Rugao, Jiangsu, China Ramat HaSharon, Tel Aviv District, Israel

Tallahassee photo gallery[edit]

Turlington Education Building as seen from the Civic Center

The Downtown Tallahassee Doubletree Hotel

Tennyson Condominiums as seen through a break in the downtown Federal Courthouse Square

Westminster Gardens, formerly the Georgia Bell Dickinson Apartments, in Downtown Tallahassee

Highpoint Center as seen from the Florida

The historic Exchange Bank Building, considered to be the city's first highrise building

The Tallahassee Vietnam War Memorial facing the Florida

Union Bank, Florida's oldest surviving bank building

Florida's historic state capitol building built in 1845

Kleman Plaza in the heart of Downtown Tallahassee

The U.S. Federal Courthouse in Tallahassee

The Florida
Korean War Memorial

The Florida
Supreme Court Building

St. Peter's Anglican Church

The Tallahassee-Leon County Visitors Center

Autumn colors in Downtown Tallahassee

Notable people[edit] See also: List of people from Tallahassee, Florida

T-Pain, rapper turned singer W. Stanley "Sandy" Proctor, sculptor[84] George Clinton, musician Cannonball Adderley, musician Paul Dirac, theoretical physicist and Nobel Laureate Bobby Bowden, Florida
State University football coach Jim Morrison, musician Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Prize-winning scientist LeRoy Collins, Florida
governor Wally Amos, Famous Amos Cookies Kent Jones, musician Julian Green, soccer player

State Associations based in Tallahassee[edit]

Bar Association Florida
Chamber of Commerce Florida
Dental Association Florida
Institute of CPAs Florida

See also[edit]


Consolidation of Leon County with Tallahassee Flag of Tallahassee, Florida Frenchtown (Tallahassee) History of Tallahassee, Florida Park Avenue Historic District Tallahassee Historic District Zones I And II Tallahassee in popular culture List of people from Tallahassee, Florida


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Further reading[edit]

Eisenberg, Daniel (1986). "In Tallahassee". Journal of Hispanic Philology. 10. pp. 97–101. 

Hare, Julianne. Tallahassee: a capital city history. Arcadia Publishing. 2002 Tebeau, Charlton, W. 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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