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tallahassee

tallahassee is the capital of the state of florida and the county seat of leon county. the area around tallahassee was first inhabited by native americans thousands of years ago. the term tallahasse is muskogean for "old fields". later the apalachee, creeks, and seminoles lived in the area. in 1538 the spanish explorer hernando de sota passed through tallahassee. in 1824 tallahassee was made the capital of florida. this decision was made because tallahassee's location was about half way between the major towns of st. augustine and pensacola. in the 1970's there was talk of moving the capital to orlando in order to be closer to florida's modern population centers. however this plan was not acted upon. florida was part of the confederacy during the civil war and tallahassee was the only southern capital east of the mississippi not to be captured by union troops. today tallahassee is home to florida state university and florida a&m university. these two universities and the state government account for a major portion of tallahassee's economy. there are many natural and historic attractions in the tallahassee area of interest to the tourist. see my things to do tips for many of them. when in north central florida tallahassee is definately worth a visit.

  • Last visit to Tallahassee: Sep 2012
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    Oct 19, 2007 at 7:20 PM

    Our plan is to see as many State Parks in this area as time allows. The wildlife areas are also a stop. We will be busy according to your good suggestions.

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