Historic Markers Across Florida



Leon County



Marker ID: FLHM F-45
Location: in front of County Courthouse, across street from
County: Leon
Coordinates: N 30° 26.383    W 084° 84
  30.43971666    -84.28051666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4017
 



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Leon County


Originally part of Escambia and later Gadsden Counties, Leon was created by the territorial legislature in 1824. Named for Juan Ponce de Leon, discoverer of Florida, it became antebellum Florida's most prosperous and populous county, Cotton thrived in its fertile soil. Tallahassee, the county seat, has been the state capital since 1824. It is the home of Florida State University (1857) and Florida A&M University (1887).





F-45 1961



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City: Tallahassee, FL