Tallahassee, the Capital of Florida – 20 Interesting Facts

tallahassee the capital of Florida

The capital of Florida is Tallahassee. Tallahassee means old fields or old towns and it rightly known as an Indian word.

Tallahassee belongs to Leon County and it is popularly called Tally. Tallahassee is located in the North-Central part of Florida State.

Tallahassee is the seventh largest city in Florida and it has a population of about 181,376 people, making it the 126th largest city in the entire USA.

Tallahassee has a total area of 103.70 square miles amounting to 268.57 km2 while only 3.21 square miles is the water part.

Tallahassee is home to the third tallest state capitol building in the United States of America and it was made the state capital city of Florida State in the year 1824.

The four nearest cities to Tallahassee are; Miami Florida, Hialeah Florida, Bahamas and Havana, Cuba.

Population: 181,376 People.

Land mass: 103.70 square miles.

Area code: 850.

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20 Interesting Facts About Tallahassee

1. The name Tallahassee means Old Fields or Old Towns and it is regarded as a Muskogean Indian Word.

2. Tallahassee’s oldest resident’ skeleton could be found at the Museum of Florida History which is about 10-foot tall. The oldest resident of Tallahassee was named Herman and his skeleton is over 12,000 years old.

3. Tallahassee has the hilliest spots in Florida and its highest peal is about 200 feet above the sea level.

4. The Horse-drawn hearse of Abraham Lincoln is displayed at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum.

5. Tallahassee’s Police Department is the third Oldest Police Department in the United States and it was founded in 1841.

6. Tallahassee has the highest powered magnet laboratory on Earth which is the FSU’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

7. Tallahassee is one of the top three coldest places in Florida, if not even the coldest place in Florida as it was recorded that its temperature once hit -2 degrees.

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8. The most common nickname for Tallahassee is Tally.

9. Tallahassee was named in 1988 as one of the top three cities in the southeast to live by the Money Magazine.

10. Tallahassee was awarded the best in American parks and recreations in 2006 by the National Recreation and Park Associations.

11. Tallahassee is home to the third tallest state capitol building in the United States.

12. The National Arbor Tree Foundation awarded Tallahassee in 1992 as the tile of Tree city in the United States.

13. Sometime in 1989, it was recorded that the residents of Tallahassee celebrated a white Christmas based on the Climate condition of that time.

14. Tallahassee has about 15 separate bike trails and more than 40 walking trails.

15. It takes less than an hour to get to the Gulf of Mexico from Tallahassee.

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16. The most educated population in Florida is that of Tallahassee residents.

17. As small as Tallahassee is, it has over 24 Art Galleries and 15 Museums which shows how committed Tallahassee is to arts and culture.

18. Tallahassee was incorporated in 1821 and it was made the state capital city of Florida in 1824.

19. Tallahassee has a total area of 103.70 square miles and about 3.21 square miles is the water area.

20. Tallahassee is well known as a college town and it has been known for that for more than 150 years.

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