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Encyclopedia > Tallahassee, Florida
City of Tallahassee

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Location in Leon County and the state of Florida
Location in Leon County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°27′06″N 84°16′6.72″W / 30.45167, -84.2685333
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Flag of Florida Florida
County  Leon
Government
 - Mayor John Marks
Area
 - City 98.2 sq mi (254.5 km²)
 - Land 95.7 sq mi (247.9 km²)
 - Water 2.5 sq mi (6.6 km²)
Elevation 203 ft (24 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 159,012
 - Density 1,533./sq mi (607.6/km²)
 - Metro 336,501
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 32300-32399
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-70600[1]
GNIS feature ID 0308416[2]
Website: http://talgov.com/

Tallahassee (pronounced /ˌtæləˈhæsi/) is the capital of the State of Florida, USA, and the county seat of Leon County. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida in 1824. In 2006, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 159,012,[3] while the Tallahassee metropolitan area is estimated at 336,501 (2006). Tallahassee, Florida, is the capital of the U.S. state of Florida. ... Image File history File links Tallahassee_Capitol_Complex_pr11224. ... Image File history File links Tallahassee-Flag. ... This is the flag of Tallahassee, Florida. ... Image File history File links Tal-seal. ... Image File history File links Leon_County_Florida_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Tallahassee_Highlighted. ... Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Mayor John Marks addressing Tallahassee TV audience during Winter Festival 2006 John R. Marks, III is the mayor of the city of Tallahassee, Florida. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... The area code 850 is in use for the northwestern region of Florida. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Tallahassee is the home of Florida State University, a major research university with strengths in both arts and sciences. The city also includes the higher-education institutions of Florida A&M University, a well-known historically-black university, Tallahassee Community College and branches of Barry University, Embry Riddle, and Flagler College. The Florida State University College of Engineering is a joint project of Florida State University and Florida A&M University. Two technical schools are located in Tallahassee: Lively Technical Center and Keiser College - Tallahassee. Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... 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, the state capital, and is one of eleven institutions in Floridas State University System. ... Tallahassee Community College is a community college in Tallahassee, Florida that feeds into Florida State University. ... Barry University is a private Catholic university, which was founded in 1940 in Miami Shores, Florida, a suburb northeast of Miami, Florida. ... Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is an independent, non-sectarian, non-profit, coeducational university with a history dating back to the early days of aviation. ... Flagler College, often abbreviated as Flagler, is a private four-year liberal arts college in St. ... The Florida State University College of Engineering is one of sixteen colleges comprising the Florida State University (FSU). ... Lively Technical Center is a technical training school for adult and high school students. ... Keiser College - Tallahassee Campus is a located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. ...


Tallahassee is a regional center for trade and agriculture, and is served by Tallahassee Regional Airport. With one of the fastest growing manufacturing and high tech economies in Florida,[4] its major private employers include a General Dynamics Land Systems manufacturing facility (military and combat applications), the headquarters of Talla-Tech (a communications manufacturing firm owned by Tadiran Communications, Ltd., in Israel) and the manufacturing headquarters for Danfoss Turbocor (a manufacturer of oil-free high efficiency compressors). It is also home for the Figg Engineering Group, a bridge engineering firm founded by Eugene Figg. The Municipal Code Corporation develops and publishes ordinances for cities and counties all across the United States. Homes and Land LLC, one of the nation's largest publishers of real estate listings and guides, is a privately held business based in Tallahassee. The Rose Printing Company is a book printer. As the capital of the fourth-largest state in the US, Tallahassee is home to as a number of national law firms, lobbying organizations, trade associations and professional associations, including the Florida Bar, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Associated Industries of Florida and Florida Tax Watch. Tallahassee Regional Airport (IATA: TLH, ICAO: KTLH) is a public airport located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of the city of Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida. ... General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2006 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world[2]. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. ... Tadiran Telecom Ltd is a telecommunications company which offers enterprises complete converged communications solutions that support voice, data, video and advanced applications. ... Eugene C. Figg, (August 4, 1936 – March 20, 2002) was an outstanding structural engineer who has made numerous contributions to the field of structural engineering, especially in the design of the cable-stayed bridge and the use of the segmental concrete construction method. ... Municipal Code Corporation (MCC) is a legal publishing company located in Tallahassee, Florida. ... The Florida Bar is the third largest mandatory state bar association in the United States. ...

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History

The name "Tallahassee" is a Muskogean Indian word often translated as "abandoned fields," "old fields" or "old town." This likely stems from the Creek (later called Seminole) Indians who migrated from Georgia and Alabama to this region in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Upon arrival, they found large areas of cleared land previously occupied by the Apalachee tribe. Earlier, the Mississippian Indians built mounds near Lake Jackson around 1200 A.D., which survive today in the Lake Jackson Archaeological State Park.[5] // Chief Osceola The name Tallahassee is a Muskogean Indian word often translated as old fields, or old town. ... Pre-contact distribution of Muskogean languages Muskogean (also Muskhogean, Muskogee) is a language family of the Southeastern United States. ... The Creeks are an American Indian people originally from the southeastern United States, also known by their original name Muscogee (or Muskogee), the name they use to identify themselves today. ... The Seminole are a Native American Indian people of Florida. ... Approximate area of the Apalachee culture region. ...


The expedition of Panfilo de Narvaez encountered the Apalachees, although it did not reach the site of Tallahassee. Hernando de Soto and his expedition occupied the Apalachee town of Anhaica in the winter of 1538-1539. Based on archaeological excavations, this site is now known to be located about one-half mile east of the present Florida capitol building. The DeSoto encampment is believed to be the first place Christmas was celebrated in North America. The Narváez expedition was a Spanish attempt to install Pánfilo de Narváez as adelantado (governor) of Spanish Florida during the years 1527 – 1528. ... Pánfilo de Narváez (1480? - 1528) was a Spanish conqueror and soldier in The Americas. ... For the Peruvian economist, see Hernando de Soto (economist). ...


During the 1600s, several Spanish missions were established in the territory of the Apalachee to procure food and labor for the colony at St. Augustine. The largest of these, Mission San Luis de Apalachee, has been partially reconstructed by the state of Florida. Approximate area of the Apalachee culture region. ... Nickname: Location in St. ... Mission San Luis de Apalachee (also known as San Luis de Talimali) was a Spanish Franciscan mission built in the early 17th century in the Florida Panhandle, two miles west of the present-day town of Tallahassee, Florida, United States. ...

Florida State Capitol; old building in front with new high-rise behind.
Florida State Capitol; old building in front with new high-rise behind.

From 1821 through 1845, the rough-hewn frontier capital gradually grew into a town during Florida's territorial period. In 1845, a 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 Capitol high rise building, which was constructed in the 1970s.[6] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1280 KB) Summary Photo taken by Jenn Greiving in July 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Tallahassee, Florida Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1280 KB) Summary Photo taken by Jenn Greiving in July 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Tallahassee, Florida Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... The new and old Florida State Capitols, seen from the southwest. ... Personal residence of Catherine the Great Greek Revival was a style of classical architecture which became fashionable in Europe in the 18th century, and in the United Kingdom and United States in the early 19th century. ...


During the American Civil War, Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi not captured by Union forces. A small engagement, the Battle of Natural Bridge, was fought south of the city on March 6, 1865. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... The Battle of Natural Bridge was a battle during the American Civil War, fought near Tallahassee, Florida on March 6, 1865. ...


Following the Civil War, much of Florida's industry moved to the south and east, a trend that continues today. The end of slavery hindered the cotton and tobacco trade, and the state's major industries shifted to citrus, lumber, naval stores, cattle ranching and tourism. The post-Civil War period was also when many former plantations in the Tallahassee area were purchased by wealthy northerners for use as winter hunting preserves. Slave redirects here. ...


Until World War II, Tallahassee remained a small southern town, with virtually the entire population living within a mile of the Capitol. The main economic drivers were the universities 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 geographically to the growing population centers of the state. That motion was defeated, however, and 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 capitol building.


In recent years, Tallahassee has seen an increase in growth, mainly in government and research services associated with the state, Florida State University, and Florida A&M University. Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... 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, the state capital, and is one of eleven institutions in Floridas State University System. ...


Geography and climate

Tallahassee City Hall
Tallahassee City Hall

Tallahassee is located at 30°27′6″N, 84°16′22″W (30.451800, -84.272770).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 98.2 square miles (254.5 km²), of which, 95.7 square miles (247.9 km²) of it is land and 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²) of it (2.59%) is water. Image File history File links Tallahassee_City_Hall_n038810. ... Image File history File links Tallahassee_City_Hall_n038810. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Tallahassee is noted for its hilly terrain, and the state capitol is located on one of the highest hills in the city. The elevation varies from near sea level to just over 200 feet. The flora and fauna are more typical of those found in the mid-south and low country regions of South Carolina and North Carolina. Although some palm trees grow in the city, they are the more cold-hardy varieties like the state tree, the Sabal Palmetto. Pines, magnolias and a variety of oaks are the dominant trees. Of the latter, the Southern Live Oak is perhaps the most emblematic of the city. Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Binomial name Sabal palmetto (Walt. ... Southern live oaks on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Georgia Live oak is a general term for a number of unrelated oaks in several different sections of the genus Quercus that happen to share the character of evergreen foliage. ...


Summers in Tallahassee are hotter than in the Florida peninsula, and it is one of the few cities in the state to occasionally record temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 °C). The summer weather is characterized by brief intense showers and thunderstorms that form along the afternoon sea breeze from the Gulf of Mexico. The average summertime high temperature is 92 °F(32 °C). Conversely, the city is much cooler in the winter. In December and January, the average high temperature is 64 °F(18 °C) and the average low is 42 °F(6 °C). On occasion, temperatures fall into the 20s and 10s at night, and temperatures in the single digits have been recorded. Tallahassee recorded the state's lowest temperature of -2 °F (-20 °C), on February 13, 1899. Over the last 100 years, the city has also recorded several snowfalls; the heaviest was 2.8 inches on February 13, 1958. Historically, the city usually records at least observed flurries every three to four years, but on average, measurable amounts of snow (1" or more) occur only every 16 years. The natural snow line (regular yearly snow falls) ends 200 miles (320 km) to the north at Macon, Georgia. In addition, the city averages 34 nights where the temperature falls below freezing (http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/online/ccd/min32temp.html). It has been suggested that Steam shower be merged into this article or section. ... A rolling thundercloud over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... For other uses, see Sea Breeze. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Macon is a city located in central Georgia, USA. It is among the largest metropolitan areas in Georgia, and the county seat of Bibb County, It lies near the geographic center of Georgia, approximately 75 miles (129 km) south of Atlanta, hence the citys nickname as the Heart of...


Although several hurricanes have brushed Tallahassee with their outer rain and wind bands, in recent years only Hurricane Kate, in 1985, has struck Tallahassee directly. The Big Bend area of North Florida sees several tornadoes each year during the season, but none has hit Tallahassee in living memory. In extreme heavy rains, some low-lying parts of Tallahassee may flood, notably the Franklin Boulevard area adjacent to the downtown and the Killearn Lakes subdivision on the north side.[citation needed]


Driving times from Tallahassee to Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina or South Carolina are shorter than the driving time from Tallahassee to Key West.

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 75 77 86 90 95 99 100 99 95 93 84 79
Norm High °F 61 63 66 75 82 86 87 86 79 77 70 65
Norm Low °F 36 39 43 50 57 61 64 64 61 52 46 39
Rec Low °F 2 -11 16 23 29 41 49 49 36 27 10 4
Precip (in) 5.36 4.63 6.47 3.59 4.95 6.92 8.04 7.03 5.01 3.25 3.86 4.10
Source: National Weather Service[1]

Demographics

Tallahassee is the twelfth fastest growing metropolitan area in Florida. Tallahassee’s 12.4 percent growth rate is higher than both Miami and Tampa and half that of Cape Coral-Fort Myers and Naples-Marco Island. Miami redirects here. ... Tampa redirects here. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded 1965 Incorporated 1970 County Lee County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Area  - Total  - Water 298. ... Fort Myers is the county seatGR6 and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. ... Location in Collier County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Collier Settled 6 November 1886 Incorporated (town) 1925 Incorporated (city) 25 May 1949 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Bill Barnett   - City Manager Robert E. Lee  Area [1]  - city  14. ... Marco Island is a city and island in Collier County, Florida, United States. ...


As of the 2000 census[1], there were 150,624 people, 63,217 households, and 29,459 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,573.8 people per square mile (607.6/km²). There were 68,417 housing units at an average density of 714.8/sq mi (276.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.42% White, 34.24% African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.40% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.19% of the population. Non-Hispanic whites were 57.79% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ...


There were 63,217 households, 21.8% of which had children under 18 living in them. 30.1% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband, and 53.4% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city, the population was spread out with 17.4% under the age of 18, 29.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. 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.


The median income for a household in the city was $30,571, and the median income for a family was $49,359. Males had a median income of $32,428 versus $27,838 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,981. About 12.6% of families and 24.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 8.4% 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. ...


Educationally, Leon County is the highest educated county in Florida with 49.9% of the population with either a Bachelor's, Master's, professional or doctorate degree. The Florida average is 22.4% and the national average is 24.4%.


Languages

As of 2000, 91.99% of residents spoke English as their first language, while 4.11% spoke Spanish, and 0.63% spoke French as their mother tongue. In total, 8.00% of the total population spoke languages other than English.[8] The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... “Native Language” redirects here. ... First language (native language, mother tongue, or vernacular) is the language a person learns first. ...


City accolades

Cover of Money magazine Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ... Tree City USA logo Tree City USA is a tree planting and tree care program sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation for cities and towns in the United States. ... Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. ... All-America City Program Logo The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States. ... The National Civic League is an organization founded in 1894 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at a meeting of civic leaders, policy-makers, journalists, and educators (including Theodore Roosevelt, Louis Brandeis, Marshall Field, and Frederick Law Olmsted) to discuss the future of American cities. ... Tree Line USA logo Tree Line USA is a program sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters for cities and towns across the United States and recognizes public and private utilities across the nation that demonstrate practices that protect and enhance... Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ...

Politics

City Hall
City Hall

Tallahassee has traditionally been a Democratic city. It 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 affilations accounted for 22,284 voters.[10] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 479 KB)City Hall I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 479 KB)City Hall I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...

Tallahassee Elected Government
Position Name Party

Mayor John Marks Democratic
Mayor Pro-Tem Debbie Lightsey Democratic
Commissioner Allan Katz Democratic
Commissioner Mark Mustian Democratic
Commissioner Andrew Gillum Democratic
Tallahassee Appointed Officials
Position Name Party

City Manager Anita Thompson unknown
City Attorney James R. English unknown
City Auditor Sam McCall unknown
City Treasurer Gary Herndon unknown

Mayor John Marks addressing Tallahassee TV audience during Winter Festival 2006 John R. Marks, III is the mayor of the city of Tallahassee, Florida. ...

Consolidation

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 and Leon County Emergency Medical Services. Tallahassee's city limits would increase from 98.2 square miles (254 km²) to 702 square miles (1,820 km²). Roughly 36 percent of Leon County's 250,000 residents live outside the Tallahassee city limits. A polling station situated inside a suburban library in the north of Cambridge during the United Kingdom general election, 2005. ... In American local government, a consolidated city-county, metropolitan municipality or regional municipality is a city and county that have been merged into one jurisdiction. ...

Leon County Voting On Consolidation
Year FOR AGAINST

1968 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 very size. Merging governments would cut government waste, duplication of services, etc. However, Professor Richard Feiock states that no discernible relationship exists between consolidation and the local economy.[11]


Urban planning and expansion

The first plan for the Capitol Center was the 1947 Taylor Plan, which consolidated several of the government buildings in one downtown area. In 1974, the Capitol Center Planning Commission for the City of Tallahassee, FL responded to the 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 213,677 (2.3 million feet²) of new government facilities in the city core, with 3,500 dwelling units, 0.4 km² (100 acres) 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. Hisham N. Ashkouri Portrait Hisham N. Ashkouri (born August 15, 1948, Baghdad) is a Boston and New York-based architect. ... The Architects Collaborative (TAC) was an American architectural firm founded by Walter Gropius and seven younger architects in 1945 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... The square foot is an Imperial unit / U.S. customary unit (non-SI non-metric) of area, used in the United States. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...

Land use
Land use
Adams Street Mall
Adams Street Mall
Topographical map
Topographical map

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1090x1265, 482 KB) Land Use: Tallahassee Capitol Center, Urban Plan by Hisham N. Ashkouri for TAC. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1090x1265, 482 KB) Land Use: Tallahassee Capitol Center, Urban Plan by Hisham N. Ashkouri for TAC. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (519x837, 174 KB) Adams Street Mall, Tallahassee, FL Capitol Center. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (519x837, 174 KB) Adams Street Mall, Tallahassee, FL Capitol Center. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (462x764, 127 KB) Topographical Map of Tallahassee Capitol Center. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (462x764, 127 KB) Topographical Map of Tallahassee Capitol Center. ...

Education

Middle schools

  • Atlantis Academy - website
  • Belle Vue Middle School
  • Bucklake Middle School
  • Cobb Middle School
  • Deerlake Middle School
  • Fairview Middle School
  • Griffin Middle School
  • Holy Comforter Episcopal School - website
  • Maclay School - website
  • Nims Middle School
  • Raa Middle School
  • Stars Middle School - website
  • Swift Creek Middle School - [2]
  • Trinity Catholic School - website

An aerial view of most of Maclay School, Tallahassee FL. Maclay School is a private, not for profit, non-sectarian college preparatory school located on about 100 acres of land in Leon County, Florida, about ten miles from the state capitol building in Tallahassee. ...

High schools

Also see Leon County for more details. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Florida State University School is located in the community of Southwood in the southwest part of Tallahassee, Florida. ... James S. Rickards High School is a public high school in Tallahassee, Florida. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is an educational programme examined in one of three languages (English, French or Spanish) and is a leading university entrance course. ... John Paul II Catholic High School, located in Tallahassee, Florida, first opened up in the fall of 2001. ... Lawton Chiles High School is public high school 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. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... An aerial view of most of Maclay School, Tallahassee FL. Maclay School is a private, not for profit, non-sectarian college preparatory school located on about 100 acres of land in Leon County, Florida, about ten miles from the state capitol building in Tallahassee. ... Having the best Football team ever, North Florida Christian School is a private school located in Tallahassee, Florida. ... SAIL High School, founded in 1975 by its current principal Rosanne Wood, formerly known as the School for Applied Individualized Learning, is an alternative magnet school located in Tallahassee, Florida. ... Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...


Universities and colleges

Barry University School of Adult and Continuing Education - Tallahassee Campus is branch campus of Barry University located on the campus of Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida. ... Flagler College is an independent, non-sectarian, liberal arts school that offers upper level courses that lead to a baccalaureate degree. ... 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, the state capital, and is one of eleven institutions in Floridas State University System. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... The Florida State University College of Engineering is one of sixteen colleges comprising the Florida State University (FSU). ... The Florida State University College of Medicine, located in Tallahassee, Florida, is one of sixteen colleges comprising the Florida State University (FSU). ... Keiser College - Tallahassee Campus is a located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. ... Lively Technical Center is a technical training school for adult and high school students. ... Tallahassee Community College is a community college in Tallahassee, Florida that feeds into Florida State University. ...

Public safety

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 Tallahasse Community College Police Department, and the Florida Highway Patrol. The Tallahassee Police Department (TPD), provides public safety services for the city of Tallahassee, Florida. ... The Leon County Sheriffs Office is the chief law enforcement entity for Leon County, Florida, USA. // The command staff of the Leon County Sheriffs Office includes: Office of Professional Standards which maintains accreditation status with the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. ... In 1967, the Florida Legislature merged the responsibilities of several state criminal justice organizations to create the Bureau of Law Enforcement. ... Florida CapitalPolice arm patch The Florida Capitol Police is a uniformed police department in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, in charge of security and law enforcement on the grounds of the state capitol and various other state buildings. ... The Division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), is a division of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles of the State of Florida, a state law enforcement agency with a primary duty to ensure the safety of the highways and roads of the state. ...


The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Agency have offices in Tallahassee. The US Attorney's Office for North Florida is based in Tallahassee. F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE or ATFE) is a law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice. ... Because of both the secrecy of secret services and the controversial nature of the issues involved, there is some difficulty in separating the definitions of secret service, secret police, intelligence agency etc. ... Since 1973, the DEA has enforced the drug laws in the United States. ...


Fire and Rescue services are provided by the Tallahassee Fire Department and Leon County Emergency Medical Services. Tallahasee Fire Depatment logo The Tallahassee Fire Department has the responsibility of protecting citizens and property in te 702 square miles of Tallahassee and Leon County, Florida. ... Leon County Emergency Medical Services is located in Tallahassee, Florida beginning service January 1, 2004. ...


Hospitals in the area include Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Capital Regional Medical Center and HealthSouthn Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee. Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare is a hospital located in Tallahasee, Florida, United States. ... Capital Regional Medical Center logo Capital Regional Medical Center is a hospital located in Tallahasee, Florida, United States. ...


Places of interest

Located nearby are: The Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens (28 acres) are gardens located at 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida, USA, and maintained by the State of Florida. ... Challenger Center is an international, not-for-profit education organization that was founded by the families of the astronauts from Challenger Space Shuttle mission 51-L. Through Challenger Centers programs and its international network of Challenger Learning Centers, the diversity, spirit, and commitment to education that exemplified the Challenger... The new and old Florida State Capitols, seen from the southwest. ... The Florida Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Florida. ... Lake Ella, Tallahassee, Florida. ... Lake Jackson is a lake on the north side of Tallahassee in Leon County. ... Lake Jackson Mounds State Archaeological Site is one of Floridas State Parks. ... Lake Talquin is one of Floridas State Parks. ... Mission San Luis de Apalachee (also known as San Luis de Talimali) was a Spanish Franciscan mission built in the early 17th century in the Florida Panhandle, two miles west of the present-day town of Tallahassee, Florida, United States. ... // Overview The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) develops and operates high magnetic field facilities that scientists use for research in physics, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, geochemistry, biochemistry, materials science, and engineering. ... Railroad Square is a small district of Tallahassee, Florida, located on Industrial Drive, filled with a variety of metal art sculptures. ... The Tallahassee Museum is a privately funded, non-profit corporation. ... Tom Brown Park is a 255 acre city park in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Located on the eastern side of Tallahassee off of Capital Circle, Tom Brown Park is a large recreation park, featuring several baseball fields, a disc golf course, tennis courts, and a BMX track, along with picnic areas...

Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic Site is one of Floridas State Parks. ... Woodville is a census-designated place located in Leon County, Florida. ... Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park is a Florida State Park in Wakulla County, Florida, USA. This 6,000 acre (24 km²) wildlife sanctuary, located south of Tallahassee, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and designated a National Natural Landmark. ... Categories: Stub | Wakulla County, Florida | Cities in Florida ... Florida State Hospital at Chattahoochee was established in 1876 and until 1947 it was Floridas only state mental institution. ... The Chattahoochee River runs from the Chattahoochee Spring in the Georgia, southwestward by Atlanta and through its suburbs, then turns southward to form the southern half of the Georgia/Alabama state line. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

Festivals and events

First Friday is a city-wide public event that occurs on the first friday of every month. ... Railroad Square is a small district of Tallahassee, Florida, located on Industrial Drive, filled with a variety of metal art sculptures. ... The Greek Food Festival is a festival held in mid-October in Tallahassee, Florida, USA and hosted by the Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church. ... Red Hills Horse Trials logo The Red Hills Horse Trials is held in Tallahassee, Florida, USA and is one of the equestrian worlds top events. ... Springtime Tallahassee logo Springtime Tallahassee is an annual event held in the month of March in Tallahassee, Florida, USA celebrating Tallahasees history and culture. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Logo of the Tallahassee Wine and Food Festival The Tallahassee Wine and Food Festival is an annual two day charitable event held in November in Tallahassee, Florida, USA which began in 1995. ... Logo of Winter Fest Mayor John Marks (mayor) addressing Tallahassee TV audience Several Live oak trees at dusk with lights Mayor Marks with the count down for the Jingle Bell Run Winter Festival - A Celebration of Lights, Music, and the Arts is an event held for over a three week...

Sports

  • Local public high schools and middle schools compete in athletics, and share Gene Cox Stadium for football.

The Tallahassee Tigers are an American Basketball Association in Tallahassee, Florida The team was announced in the summer of 2006, but chose to begin its innagural season in the fall of 2007. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens basketball league founded in 1999. ... The Tallahassee Titans are an American Indoor Football League team to begin play in 2007. ... The World Indoor Football League was a league that was to begin in 1988 to compete with the Arena Football League, which was playing its second season in 1988. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 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, the state capital, and is one of eleven institutions in Floridas State University System. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Tallahassee Community College is a community college in Tallahassee, Florida that feeds into Florida State University. ... Gene Cox Stadium a municiple American football venue for local teams in Tallahassee, Florida. ...

Transportation

Aviation

Tallahassee Regional Airport (IATA: TLH, ICAO: KTLH) is a public airport located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of the city of Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida. ... Tallahassee Commercial Airport (FAA LID: 68J) is a privately owned airport open to the public located 8 miles (13 km) northwest of the city of Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida. ...

Mass transit

StarMetro (formerly TalTran) provides bus service throughout the city. StarMetro is the city-owned and operated bus service for Tallahassee, Florida and was previously known as TalTran. ...


Railroads

CSX operates two rail lines in the city. Amtrak's Sunset Limited historically served the city, but has been suspended since Hurricane Katrina. CSX redirects here. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Amtraks eastbound Sunset Limited at the Houston Amtrak station. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


Defunct railroads

See also History of Tallahassee, Florida

The Tallahassee-St. ... The Augusta, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad Company, originally the Thomasville, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad Company, only built a short portion of its line. ... // Chief Osceola The name Tallahassee is a Muskogean Indian word often translated as old fields, or old town. ...

Major highways

Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 10 Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... U.S. Route 90 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 319 is a spur of U.S. Highway 19. ... Florida State Road 20 is an east-west route across northern Florida and the Florida Panhandle. ... Florida State Road 61 is located in the Florida Big Bend area, running through the state capital of Tallahassee. ... Florida State Road 363 is a north-south route in the Tallahassee/Florida Big Bend region. ... Apalachee Parkway is a major east-west thoroughfare in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Designated as part of US 27, the route starts at Monroe Street in front of the Florida State Capitol building. ... Capital Circle is a three-quarter, non-limited-access beltway around the western, southern and eastern sides of Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Designated as State Road 263 on its western half and US 319 on its eastern half, Capital Circle is one of the most important routes in the Tallahassee area...

Media

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Television

Radio

This is a list of radio stations in Florida. ...

Notable residents (past and present)

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Notable Tallahassee groups and organizations

This article is about the American Post-grunge band. ... Cream Abdul Babar is one of the longest-standing bands in the Tallahassee scene. ... The Crüxshadows (Pronounced as IPA: )[3] is an independent music group from Florida. ... Dead Prez is an underground hip-hop duo of alternative rappers stic. ... // Ranking high among the many proud traditions of Florida A&M University is the highly acclaimed Marching 100 band. ... Since 1949, the name Marching Chiefs has served as the official title of the marching band of The Florida State University. ... There are more than 100 gamelan groups in the United States. ... Look Mexico are a four-piece indie-rock band from Tallahassee, FL on Lujo Records, an independent record label based in Washington, DC. The band was featured in Alternative Press as one of the bands to watch in 2007. ... Mayday Parade is an alternative rock band from Tallahassee, FL formed from members of Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment. ... Mira are a four-piece darkwave band from Tallahassee, Florida. ... No Address No Address is a post grunge band from Tallahassee, Florida. ... Socialburn is a post-grunge rock band from Blountstown, Florida. ... Springtime Tallahassee logo Springtime Tallahassee is an annual event held in the month of March in Tallahassee, Florida, USA celebrating Tallahasees history and culture. ... Categories: Musical group stubs | American orchestras ... The Womans Club of Tallahassee is a historic womans club in Tallahassee, Florida. ...

Namesakes

  • CSS Tallahassee - 1864 Confederate cruiser
  • USS Tallahassee - 1908 United States Navy monitor originally named USS Florida
  • USS Tallahassee - 1941 United States Navy aircraft carrier renamed USS Princeton
  • USS Tallahassee (CL-116) - 1944 United States Navy light cruiser
  • Tallahassee Community School, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia - website

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Tallahassee in popular culture

Main article: Tallahassee in popular culture

Tallahassee has been represented well in popular culture through the years in television programs, popular music, film, and the news. It has been referenced by Bing Crosby, and in Stephen King's The Green Mile and the hit television series Lost on ABC. Freddy Cannon recorded the hit single "Tallahassee Lassie". The lyrics to Aerosmith's song "Last Child" read: "Take me back to a south Tallahassee/Down cross the bridge to my sweet sassafrassy." Tallahassee has been represented well in popular culture through the years, moreover, Tallahassee has had more than its share of exposure and references in television programs, popular music, film, and the news for a city of its population. ... Popular culture (or pop culture) is the widespread cultural elements in any given society that are perpetuated through that societys vernacular language or lingua franca. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 1999 film adaptation. ... LOST redirects here. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ...


In late 2007, the movie Recount, featuring Kevin Spacey, was partially shot around Tallahassee's downtown area.


Sister cities

See also: List of sister cities in Florida

Tallahassee has five sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): This is a list of sister states, regions, and cities in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Census data
  4. ^ BIG BEND: Rounding out the Economy
  5. ^ http://www.tallahasseenewsroom.com/MediaKit/Trivia/
  6. ^ MOSQUITO COUNTY 1842
  7. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ Modern Language Association Data Center Results of Tallahassee, FL
  9. ^ http://www.epodunk.com/top10/colleges/index.html]
  10. ^ Leon Supervisor of Elections Office
  11. ^ City County Consolidation Efforts: Selective Incentives and Institutional Choice
  12. ^ http://localism.com/article/166086/Tallahassee-Treasure-Uncovered
  13. ^ a b c http://www.usoc.org/13220.htm Official Site of the U.S. Olympic Team: Search for Olympians
  14. ^ a b http://www.talgov.com/parks/gymnastics.cfm Tallahassee Gymnastics
  15. ^ http://www.usoc.org/26_765.htm U.S. Olympic Team biography of Brian Olson
  16. ^ van der Vat, Dan (1991). The Pacific Campaign. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-73899-2. 
  • 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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External links

  • Talgov.com Official website)
  • The Local Conservation District - Information on Natural Resources, and Panoramic Tours
  • The Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper
  • Mission San Luis
  • Things to do in Tallahassee
  • Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation - Places to Discover
  • National Civic League
  • Tallahassee, Florida is at coordinates 30°27′07″N 84°16′22″W / 30.4518, -84.27277 (Tallahassee, Florida)Coordinates: 30°27′07″N 84°16′22″W / 30.4518, -84.27277 (Tallahassee, Florida)

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