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Encyclopedia > Leon County, Florida
Leon County, Florida
Seal of Leon County, Florida
Map
Map of Florida highlighting Leon County
Location in the state of Florida
Statistics
Formed 29 December 1824
Seat Tallahassee
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,818 km² (702 mi²)
1,727 km² (667 mi²)
91 km² (35 mi²), 4.99%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

239,452
139/km² 

Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 239,452. The principal place in Leon County is Tallahassee, the county seat and state capital. Leon County is home to two of Florida's major public universities, Florida State University and Florida A&M University. Leon County holds the distinction as having the highest level of education among all of Florida's 67 counties. Image File history File links Leon_County_Fl_Seal. ... Image File history File links Leon_County_Florida. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... List of capitals of subnational entities covers currently the following national entities: #A-C: Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Peoples Republic of China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, #D-F: Denmark, Finland, France, #G-L: Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Ireland, Japan... Florida State University, also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State, is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. ... Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU (Pronounced fam-you), is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida and is one of eleven institutions in Floridas State University System. ...

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History

Originally part of Escambia and later Gadsden County, Leon County was created in 1824. It was named for Juan Ponce de León, the Spanish explorer who was the first European to reach Florida. During the 1850s - 1860s, Leon County was a "cotton kingdom" and ranked 5th out of all of Florida and Georgia counties in the production of cotton from the 20 major plantations. // Prehistoric A lance-shaped fluted Clovis point. ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gadsden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Juan Ponce de León Juan Ponce de León (c. ... This list of explorers is sorted by surname. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of Earth; the term continent here referring to a cultural and political distinction, rather than a physiographic one, thus leading to various perspectives about Europes precise borders. ... // Events and Trends Technology Production of steel revolutionised by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Science Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species, putting forward the theory of evolution... // Events and trends Technology The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States is built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Also see Plantations of Leon County.

Leon County, Florida was a true cotton kingdom. ...

Geography

Unlike much of Florida, Leon County has rolling hills. The highest point is 280 feet located in the north part of the county. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,818 km² (702 mi²). 1,727 km² (667 mi²) of it is land and 91 km² (35 mi²) of it (4.99%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Leon County is part of the Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Gadsden County, Jefferson County, Leon County and Wakulla County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal city in the MSA is Tallahassee, located in Leon County. ...


Adjacent Counties

Grady County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Thomas County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Wakulla County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gadsden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Liberty County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...

Demographics

Race

As of the census² of 2000, there were 239,452 people, 96,521 households, and 54,341 families residing in the county. The population density was 139/km² (359/mi²). There were 103,974 housing units at an average density of 60/km² (156/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.36% White, 29.11% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.91% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. 3.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Age

There were 96,521 households out of which 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.80% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.70% were non-families. 29.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.95. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 21.30% under the age of 18, 21.40% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 8.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.90 males.


Education

The adult citizens of Leon County enjoy the highest level of education in the state of Florida followed by Alachua County with a total of 67.8%. Alachua County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

Level of Education
Level Leon Co. Florida U.S.

College/Associate Degree 28.5% 28.8% 27.4%
Bachelor's Degree 24.0% 14.3% 15.5%
Master's or Ph.D. 17.7% 8.1% 8.9%
Total 70.2% 51.2% 51.8%

Income

The median income for a household in the county was $37,517, and the median income for a family was $52,962. Males had a median income of $35,235 versus $28,110 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,024. About 9.40% of families and 18.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Political

Voting trends

Leon County is a traditional Blue county having voted Democratic in 4 of the past 5 Presidential elections. 2004 Presidential election by county A blue county is a county whose residents predominantly vote for the Democratic Party in local, state, United States House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and U.S. Presidential elections. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


In the 2004 Presidential race, Leon County strongly supported John Kerry (D) with 83,830 votes to George W. Bush's (R) 51,594 votes. Ralph Nader (Ref) received 476 votes. Presidential election results map. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ... The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, along with the Democratic Party. ... Ralph Nader Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist. ...


In the 2000 Presidential race, Leon County strongly supported Al Gore (D) with 61,427 votes to George W. Bush's (R) 39,062. Ralph Nader (I) received 1,932 votes. Presidential election results map. ... |- ! Born | March 31, 1948 Washington, D.C. |} Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ... The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, along with the Democratic Party. ...


County representation

Leon County Government
Position Name Party

Commissioner Cliff Thaell Democrat
Commissioner Jane Sauls Democrat
Commissioner Dan Winchester Democrat
Commissioner Bob Rackleff Democrat
Commissioner Bill Proctor Democrat
Commissioner Tony Grippa Republican
Commissioner Ed DePuy Republican
Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho Democrat
Tax Collector Doris Maloy Democrat
Propery Appraiser Bert Hartsfield Democrat
Court Clerk Bob Inzer Democrat
Sheriff Larry Campbell Democrat
School Superintendent Bill Montford Democrat

Note: DePuy was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in 2004 to replace Commissioner Rudy Maloy. DePuy was re-elected to the post in November of 2004 and his term runs through 2008. John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

U.S. Congressional representatives

Allen Boyd (D) map represents roughly 90% of Leon County while Ander Crenshaw (R) map represents about 10%. F. Allen Boyd Jr. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Ander Crenshaw Ander Crenshaw (born September 1, 1944), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the 4th District of Florida (map). ... The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, along with the Democratic Party. ...


State Representatives

Rep. Loranne Ausley (D), District 9, represents the northern half of Leon County including most of Tallahassee. Rep. Marti Coley (R), District 7, represents the southern portion of the county. Rep. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, along with the Democratic Party. ...


Municipalities

Incorporated

Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ...

Unincorporated

  • Black Creek - Identified on USGS maps as a small enclave of 5 or 6 houses along Mahan Drive, just north of Black Creek, the waterway.
  • Baum - Identified on USGS maps as the structures in the immediate vicinity of the intersection of Mahan Drive and Baum Road.
  • Bradfordville
  • Capitola
  • Centerville
  • Chaires
  • Chaires Crossroads - Identified on USGS maps as the structures in the immediate vicinity of the intersection of Chaires Cross Road and Apalachee Parkway. Historically a part of the Joseph Chaires Plantation.
  • Gardner - Identified on USGS maps as the structures in the immediate vicinity of the intersection of Mahan Road and Crump Road, including Miles Johnson Road.
  • Felkel
  • Iamonia
  • Meridian
  • Miccosukee
  • Ochlockonee
  • Rose - Identified on USGS maps as the intersection of several dirt roads and the Florida Gas Transmission pipeline just east of Old Plank Road, south of Tram Road, north of Natural Bridge Road. There are no structures or inhibitants in this area.
  • Wadesboro
  • Woodville

Bradfordville is a medium sized yet unique unincorporated community in northern Leon County, Florida. ... Location of Capitola Capitola Baptist Church, June 1958 Capitola is a small uninorporated community in eastern Leon County, Florida located at Capitola Road and Leon County Road 1541. ... Centerville, Florida, United States is located in north central Leon County 1. ... Location of Chaires Chaires is an unincorporated community located just east of Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida. ... Felkel is an unincorporated community in north central Leon County, Florida, United States located on County Road 59 at Old Centerville Road. ... Location of Iamonia, Florida Iamonia is an extremely small uninorporated community located in the northernmost part of Leon County, Florida, United States at the intersection of US 319 and State Road 12 also called Iamonia Cut-Off. ... Location of Bradfordville, Florida Location of the Meridian with homes, church, and school in 1940. ... Miccosukee is an historical small unincorporated community in northeastern Leon County, Florida, United States of America at the junction of County Road 59 (Veterans Memorial Drive) and County Road 151 (Moccasin Gap Road). ... Location of Ochlockonee. ... Wadesboro is a small unicorporated community in eastern Leon County, Florida, USA. Location Location of Wadesboro. ... Woodville is a census-designated place located in Leon County, Florida. ...

Schools

Public schools in Leon County are administered and under the operation of the Leon County School District website. LCS is operated by a superintendent, 5 board members, and 1 Student Representative. There are:

  • 24 Elementary Schools
  • 8 Midde Schools
  • 6 High Schools
  • 8 Special / Alternative Schools
  • 2 Charter Schools

High Schools

Newsweek Magazine's Top 1000 Schools for 2006 lists 4 of Leon County's 5 public high schools in the top 200 in the United States out of over 10,000 schools. Newsweek Logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and Canada. ...

Florida State University School is located in the community of Southwood in the southwest part of Tallahassee, Florida. ... Rickards High School, aerial. ... Lawton Chiles High School is located on US 319 in the northern part of Bradfordville, Leon County, Florida, north of Tallahassee. ... Leon High School is a public high school in Tallahassee, Florida. ... Lincoln High School or Abraham Lincoln High School may refer to: Abraham Lincoln High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Abraham Lincoln High School (San Francisco, California) Abraham Lincoln High School (San Jose, California) Lincoln High School (Portland, Oregon) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... SAIL High School, founded in 1975, and formerly known as the School for Applied Individualized Learning, is an alternative magnet school located in Tallahassee, Florida. ...

Points of Interest

Bradleys Country Store, Leon County, Florida - decades ago. ...

Geology

Geological make-up of Leon County.
Geological make-up of Leon County.

Leon County has 3 defining geologic periods. They are Neogene Period and Paleogene Period of the Cenozoic era and the Quaternary sub-era which includes the Pleistocene epoch and Holocene epoch. Image File history File links Leon_County_Geological. ... Image File history File links Leon_County_Geological. ... Neogene Period is a unit of geologic time consisting of the Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene epochs. ... Paleogene (alternatively Palaeogene) period is a unit of geologic time that began 65 and ended 23 million years ago. ... The Cenozoic Era (sen-oh-ZOH-ik; sometimes Caenozoic Era in the United Kingdom) meaning new life (Greek kainos = new + zoe = life) is the most recent of the three classic geological eras. ... The Quaternary Period is the geologic time period from the end of the Pliocene Epoch roughly 1. ... The Pleistocene epoch (pronounced like ply-stow-seen) is part of the geologic timescale. ... The Holocene epoch is a geological period that extends from the present back about 10,000 radiocarbon years. ...


Geologic formations

The Red Hills Region is a unique 300,000-acre area located between Thomasville, Georgia and Tallahassee, Florida and from the Aucilla River to the Ochlockonee River on scenic private lands in the southeast United States. ... The Cody Scarp or escarpment is unique to north and north central Florida USA. It is a persistent topographical feature, an ancient early Pleistocene shoreline formed tens of thousands of years ago during a period of higher sea level. ...

Bodies of water

Lake Ella is a lake in northeastern Tallahassee. ... Lake Iamonia, Leon County, Florida. ... Lake Jackson is a lake on the north side of Tallahassee in Leon County. ... Upper Lake Lafayette, Lake Lafayette, Piney Z Lake and Alford Arm in Tallahassee, Florida. ... Lake Talquin is one of Floridas State Parks. ... The Ochlockonee River is a fast running river originating in Georgia and terminating in Florida. ...

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gadsden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Liberty County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Wakulla County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

Tourism links

  • Tallahassee Area Convention and Visitors Bureau


Cities and communities of Leon County, Florida
County seat Tallahassee Location of Leon County
Incorporated places Tallahassee
Unincorporated places Bradfordville | Centerville | Chaires | Felkel | Iamonia | Meridian | Miccosukee | Ochlockonee | Wadesboro | Woodville
Adjacent Counties Grady (GA) | Thomas (GA) | Jefferson | Wakulla | Gadsden | Liberty


Night view of Taipei City. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ... Image File history File links Leon_County_Florida. ... An incorporated place, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a type of governmental unit incorporated under state law as a city, town (except the New England states, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village and having legally prescribed limits, powers, and... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... Bradfordville is a medium sized yet unique unincorporated community in northern Leon County, Florida. ... Centerville, Florida, United States is located in north central Leon County 1. ... Location of Chaires Chaires is an unincorporated community located just east of Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida. ... Felkel is an unincorporated community in north central Leon County, Florida, United States located on County Road 59 at Old Centerville Road. ... Location of Iamonia, Florida Iamonia is an extremely small uninorporated community located in the northernmost part of Leon County, Florida, United States at the intersection of US 319 and State Road 12 also called Iamonia Cut-Off. ... Location of Bradfordville, Florida Location of the Meridian with homes, church, and school in 1940. ... Miccosukee is an historical small unincorporated community in northeastern Leon County, Florida, United States of America at the junction of County Road 59 (Veterans Memorial Drive) and County Road 151 (Moccasin Gap Road). ... Location of Ochlockonee. ... Wadesboro is a small unicorporated community in eastern Leon County, Florida, USA. Location Location of Wadesboro. ... Woodville is a census-designated place located in Leon County, Florida. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Grady County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Thomas County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Wakulla County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gadsden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Liberty County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...

State of Florida
Topics

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Capital

Tallahassee Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ...

Larger
cities

Cape Coral | Clearwater | Coral Springs | Fort Lauderdale | Gainesville | Hialeah | Hollywood | Jacksonville | Lakeland | Miami | Miami Gardens | Miramar | North Miami | Orlando | Pembroke Pines | Plantation | Pompano Beach | Port St. Lucie | St. Petersburg | Sunrise | Tallahassee | Tampa | West Palm Beach List of cities in Florida, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded 1965 Incorporated 1970 County Lee County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Area  - Total  - Water 298. ... 1st incorporation date 1891 2nd Incorporation date 1915 Zip Codes 33755-65 County Pinellas (county seat) Mayor Frank Hibbard Population  - City (2005)  - Tampa Bay Metro   108,687 2,600,000 (estimate) Time zone Eastern: UTC-5 Latitude Longitude 27°58 N 82°46 W City of Clearwaters Official Website... {{{city_nickname}}} Location of Coral Springs in Broward County, Florida. ... Nickname: Venice of America Location of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida. ... Downtown Clock Tower, housing the restored clock bell from the 1885 courthouse Gainesville is the largest city and county seat of Alachua County, Florida. ... The City of Progress Location of Hialeah in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Hollywood is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Flag Seal Motto: Where Florida Begins Location Location in the state of Florida Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Florida Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 2,264. ... Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Location of Miami Gardens in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... {{{city_nickname}}} Location of Miramar in Broward County, Florida. ... North Miami is a city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Nickname: The City Beautiful Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... {{{city_nickname}}} Location of Pembroke Pines in Broward County, Florida. ... The Grass is Greener Location of Plantation in Broward County, Florida. ... Location of Pompano Beach in Broward County, Florida. ... Port St. ... Aerial photograph of St. ... Sunrise is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Location of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida. ...

Smaller
cities

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Hallandale Beach is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Location of Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. ... Jupiter is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Kissimmee is a city located in Osceola County, Florida. ... Lake Mary is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Lake Worth is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida, named for General William J. Worth, who led U.S. forces during the Second Seminole War. ... Largo, Floridas new 90,000+ sq. ... Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida Lauderdale Lakes is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. ... Lauderhill is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Location of Margate in Broward County in State of Florida Margate is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ... The Beach, The Million Dollar Sandbar, SoBe Location of Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... North Lauderdale is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... North Miami Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... North Miami is a city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Oakland Park is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Nickname: Horse Capital of the World, Lightning Capital of the World Location of Ocala, Florida Coordinates: Country State County United States Florida Marion County Area    - City 100. ... Ocoee is a city located in Orange County, Florida. ... Ormond Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... Oviedo is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Palm Bay is a city located in Brevard County, Florida. ... Palm Beach Gardens is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Palm Harbor is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community located in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Location in Bay County, Florida Political Statistics Founded Sister Cities {{{sister cities}}} Incorporated 1909 County Bay County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 69. ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location Location of the city within the state of Florida Government Country State County United States   Florida     Escambia Mayor John Fogg Geographical characteristics Area     City 102. ... Pinellas Park is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida. ... Plant City is a city located in Hillsborough County, Florida, approximately midway between Brandon and Lakeland along Interstate 4. ... Plantation is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Port Charlotte is a census-designated place located in Charlotte County, Florida. ... Port Orange is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... Riviera Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States which was incorporated September 29, 1922. ... Royal Palm Beach is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... St. ... Sanford is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 38,291 at the 2000 census. ... Cà dZan - a 1925 Sarasota residence that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Sarasota is a city in the central west coast of Florida, USA. The Gulf of Mexico is to the west and Sarasota Bay separates portions of this city that is composed of a... Spring Hill is a census-designated place located in Hernando County, Florida. ... Sunrise is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Tamarac is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Temple Terrace is a city in Hillsborough County, Florida. ... Titusville is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ... Vero Beach has been the Spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1948. ... Wellington is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Weston is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Winter Haven is a city located in Polk County, Florida, and is a very very boring place to live. ... Park Avenue, in the heart of Winter Park, is a shoppers mecca. ... Winter Springs is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ...

Regions

Central Florida | Emerald Coast | First Coast | Florida Keys | Florida Panhandle | Gold Coast | Nature Coast | North Central Florida  | South Florida | Southwest Florida | Space Coast | Sun Coast | Tampa Bay Area | Treasure Coast | Walt Disney World This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast. ... Pensacola Beach, part of the Emerald Coast. The Emerald Coast (sometimes called the Emerald Riviera) is an area in the southeastern United States on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, roughly bounded by Pensacola, Florida on the west and Panama City, Florida on the east. ... Location in the state of Florida Major cities Jacksonville Fernandina Beach St. ... Palm trees in Islamorada The Florida Keys are an archipelago, a string of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. ... The Florida Panhandle is the region of the state of Florida which includes the westernmost 16 counties in the state. ... The Gold Coast is a region of the U.S. state of Florida that runs along the southeastern coast of the state between Palm Beach and Miami. ... Image:Map of Florida Nature Coast. ... North Central Florida is a region of the U.S. state of Florida. ... The South Florida metropolitan area is an informal name for the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Miami Beach[1] metropolitan area. ... Southwest Florida is a region of Florida located along its gulf coast, south of Hillsborough county. ... The Space Coast is a region in the U.S. state of Florida around Kennedy Space Center, where NASA frequently launches rockets and shuttles into space. ... The Florida Suncoast is a colloquial name for the west-central and southwest peninsular Florida coastal area between Tarpon Springs to the north, and Naples to the south, and includes the Tampa Bay area. ... The Tampa Bay area is a metropolitan area on the Gulf coast of west-central Florida. ... Florida’s Treasure Coast stretches from Stuart, Florida in the south through Vero Beach in the north, and covers Martin County,St. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses...

Counties

Alachua | Baker | Bay | Bradford | Brevard | Broward | Calhoun | Charlotte | Citrus | Clay | Collier | Columbia | Dade | DeSoto | Dixie | Duval | Escambia | Flagler | Franklin | Gadsden | Gilchrist | Glades | Gulf | Hamilton | Hardee | Hendry | Hernando | Highlands | Hillsborough | Holmes | Indian River | Jackson | Jefferson | Lafayette | Lake | Lee | Leon | Levy | Liberty | Madison | Manatee | Marion | Martin | Miami-Dade | Monroe | Nassau | Okaloosa | Okeechobee | Orange | Osceola | Palm Beach | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Putnam | Santa Rosa | Sarasota | Seminole | St. Johns | St. Lucie | Sumter | Suwannee | Taylor | Union | Volusia | Wakulla | Walton | Washington Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... Alachua County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Century GothicCentury Gothic Baker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Bradford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Location in the state of Florida Formed 1844 Seat Titusville Area  - Total  - Water 4,032 km² (1,557 mi²) 1,395 km² (539 mi²) 34. ... Broward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Charlotte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Citrus County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Location in the state of Florida Formed 8 May 1923 Seat Naples Area  - Total  - Water 5,970 km² (2,305 mi²) 724 km² (280 mi²) 12. ... County slogan: Delivering Excellence Every Day Location of county in the state of Florida County Seat Miami, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 6,297 km² (2,431 mi²) 1,257 km² (485 mi²) 19. ... DeSoto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Dixie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Duval County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Flagler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gadsden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gilchrist County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Glades County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gulf County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hardee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hendry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hernando County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Highlands County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Holmes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Indian River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Lafayette County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Levy County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Liberty County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Manatee County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Martin County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Miami-Dade County is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... Location in the state of Florida Formed 1823 Seat Key West Area  - Total  - Water 9,679 km² (3,737 mi²) 7,097 km² (2,740 mi²) 73. ... Nassau County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Okaloosa County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Okeechobee County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Orange County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Palm Beach County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Pasco County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Pinellas County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Santa Rosa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Sarasota County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Seminole County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... St. ... St. ... Sumter County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Suwannee County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Taylor County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Volusia County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Wakulla County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Walton County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...


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FLGenWeb - Leon County (311 words)
Leon County is located in north Florida and is bordered by the state of Georgia and by Wakulla, Liberty, Gadsden, and Jefferson counties.
The principal place in Leon County is Tallahassee the county seat and the state capital.
The first territorial governor of Florida, William Pope Duval, proclaimed Tallahassee the capital of Florida on Mar 4, 1824 and the 3rd session of the Territorial Council convened there in November in a temporary log building.
Leon County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (949 words)
The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 245,756.
Leon County holds the distinction as having the highest level of education among all of Florida's 67 counties.
In the county the population was spread out with 21.30% under the age of 18, 21.40% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 8.30% who were 65 years of age or older.
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