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Why Tallahassee?

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  • Capitol of Florida

History of Tallahassee

The birth of a Capital

The indigenous peoples occupied this area for thousands of years before the European meeting.

The name Tallahassee is a Muskogean word translated as Ancient Fields or Old City, it is likely that it was an expression of the inhabitants who emigrated from Georgia and Alabama to this region at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. it owes to the pressure of the American European invasion in its territory. These large tracts of land were previously occupied by the Apalachee Tribe.

It was until the sixteenth century during the expedition of Hernando de Soto Baron the city of Apalachee of Anhaica in what is now known as Tallahassee this occurred during the winter of 1538 and 1539. There is a belief that the camp of Soto the first place where Christmas was celebrated in the continental United States, although there is no historical record to support this belief.

General Andrew Jackson fought two separate races in and around Tallahassee, which was then Spanish territory. My first battle took place on November 12, 1817. This first battle occurred because Chief Neamathla of the village of Fowltown located west of the present Tallahassee ignored orders to move from General Jackson. He entered the town, burned it and made its inhabitants. The Indians took revenge, killing 50 soldiers and civilians. Jackson returned to Florida in March 1818. According to Jackson’s assistant, Colonel Robert Butler, they conquered in the Indian village called Tallahassee where two of the enemies were taken prisoner.

The Treaty of Adams Onís of 1819 Florida became an American territory in September 1821.

During the first and second session of the Legislative Council of the territory of Florida, delegates needed more than 59 and 28 Days respectively to arrive at the meeting point, at this second meeting they said they would hold future meetings at an intermediate point, two of the commissioners They selected Tallahassee. It was then when the 1824 third legislative session met there in a log building that served as a Capitol.

The Marquis de Lafayette was a French hero during the American Revolution returned to the United States in 1824 for a tour. The Congress of the United States granted him the American citizenship the concession of the lands of Lafayette 93 square kilometers as compensation for his valuable contribution great part of these lands belongs to Tallahassee.

In 1845, a masonry structure inspired by Greek Renaissance architecture was erected, such as the Capitol Building, which is now known as the Old Capitol building in front of the high-rise Capitol building built in 1970.

Tallahassee had a very high commercial value because the county of León led cotton production and was the center of the slave trade in Florida.

Tallahassee was the only capital of the Confederate state east of the Mississippi River that during the American Civil War was not captured or burned by Union forces. A small fight called the Battle of the Natural Bridge was fought south of March 1865 just one month before the war ended.

The institutions that would develop in what is now the Florida State University were established in Tallahassee during the 19th century Tallahassee became a university city. These include the Tallahassee Women’s Academy founded in 1843 and the Florida Institute founded in 1854. In 1851 the Florida Legislature decreed that two seminars were built both sides of the Suwannee River East Florida Seminar and the Seminar of the West of Florida. In 1855 the West Florida Seminary was transferred to the Florida Institute Building (which had been dressed as an incentive for the state to place the seminary in Tallahassee).

In 1858 the seminar absorbed the Tallahassee Women’s Academy and became coeducational. Its headquarters were located approximately where the FSU Wescott building is located today.

Much of Florida’s industry is to the south and east of the city a trend that began after the civil war and which remains today. With the end of slavery, changes in world markets also ceased the activity and profitability of the cotton and tobacco trade. The main industries of the state changed to citrus, wood, naval stores, livestock, and tourism. Turning tourism increasingly relevant at the end of the nineteenth century.

In the aftermath of the civil war, the wealthy northerners bought many old plantations in the Tallahassee area to use as winter hunting grounds. This includes the home reservation of Henry L. Beadel, who granted his land for the study of the effects of fire on the wildlife habitat. Today, the reserve is known as Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, nationally recognized for its research in fire ecology and the use of prescribed burns.

From the 19th century to the present

Until the Second World War, the city was still a small city in the South with practically the entire population living within a mile of the Capitol. Universities and the State Government were the main drivers of the economy where politicians met to discuss how to distribute the budget in large public improvement projects to establish the foundations and the consequent growth in places like Miami, Tampa Bay, hundreds of miles from the capital.

In the 1960s there was a movement to transfer the capital to Orlando, which was much closer to the growing population centers of the state. That movement was defeated; The 1970s witnessed a long-term obligation of the state with the capital city, this responsibility was sealed with the construction of the new Capitol complex and the preservation of the Old Capitol Building of the state of Florida.

In 1970 the census office reported that the population of the city was 74% white and 25.4% black

In 1977, a 22-story high Capitol building designed by architect Edward Durell Stone was completed. It is now the tallest State Capitol in the United States.

In 1978 it had been programmed to demolish the Old Capitol, this one was right in front of the new Capitol but the state officials resolved to keep the Old Capitol as a museum.

Tallahassee was the center of attention for 6 weeks due to the count of the US presidential elections in 2000, which involved numerous decisions by the Florida secretary of state and the Florida Supreme Court.

In 2016, the city suffered a direct impact from Hurricane Hermine, causing approximately 80% of the city to lose power, including Florida State University, and topple many trees.

In 2018, Hurricane Michael severely impacted the downtown area.


An Interesting Platform for Private Investment

The metropolitan area of ​​Tallahassee develops a robust and solid economy so that by making a quick analysis of the most important indicators, we can conclude what represents an interesting platform for private investment so that interesting business proposals can be established and developed.

The Tallahassee metropolitan area includes the counties of Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon and Wakulla in the center of northwest Florida.

These counties that integrate strongly promote the capacity and potential of this geographical area and profile Tallahassee as a place of great opportunities.

Among the indicators that we consider most relevant, we will show you the following:

Annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP)20012017Percentage Increase
($ Billions)12,5613,8310,11%
Real GDP

You can see here these data in the Annual Gross Domestic Product of Tallahassee had a percentage increase of 10.11%

Annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per Employee20022017Percentage Increase
($ Thousands)7,959958420.42%
Productivity by Employee

On the other hand, the Annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per Employee had a percentage growth of 20.42%

Export Rate20052017Percentage Increase
($ Millions)57,40241,10320.03%
Exports by Sector2017
Machinery Manufacturing M$167,80
Sector Not Disclosed M$40,90
Chemical Manufacturing M$20,40
Transportation Equipment Mfg. M$7,40
Computer and Electronic Product Mfg. M$40,60
Exports of Tallahassee

It is striking how the export sector in the last 12 years has had a percentage growth of 320.03%, this indicator is linked to the indicator provided by the county for the National Bank Reserves of the United States of America.

Next, the indicators in the tourism sector in Leon County

Leon County Tourism20152018Percentage Increase
Visitors to Leon County ($ millions)2,332,371.72%
Economic Impact of Visitors to Leon County ($ millions)763,10910,2019.28%
Visitors to Leon County

While the number of annual visitors increased by 1.72%, the economic impact of these visitors represented an increase of 19.28%

Taxable Sales20062018Percentage Increase
($ Billions)4,445,0213.06%
Annual MSA Totals

On the other hand, the annual taxable sales had an increase of 13.6%

Sales by Category ($ Billions)2018
Consumer Nondurables1,67
Tourism & Recreation0,99
Automibiles & Accessories0,96
Business Related0,76
Construction Related0,38
Consumer Durables0,26
Total Sales ($ Billions)5,02
Taxable Sales

In general terms it can be seen that the economic growth of Tallahassee acid sustainable during the last years and the projection of growth is seen even more solid so if you are interested in living or just invest in Tallahassee you can decide according to the sex you like or the one that best develops you where and how much to invest.

An example of this would be the hospitality industry, which includes the tourism, hotel and restaurant sector, as can be detailed in the above-mentioned indicators. Tallahassee has had an important growth in the last years, also leaving a significant impact on the income of the sector.

To finish we want to invite you to visit the following link which was the source of the statistical data presented here.

Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality

Education System

Education in Tallahassee

Primary school and High school

To assess performance, the state of Florida rates all public schools based on student results on the state-sponsored Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Through this mechanism, 79% of Leon County’s public schools received an A or B grade in the 2008-2009 school year. Leon County School District students have consistently maintained good scores above the Florida and national averages on the SAT and ACT assessment tests.

In 2009, Leon County Schools had an estimated enrollment of 32,796 students, 2209 teachers, and 2,100 administrative and support staff. Rocky Hanna is the superintendent of schools. Since the 1990-1991 school year, Leon County public school enrollment has maintained a steady growth of approximately 1%. The dropout rate for grades 9-12 has seen a significant improvement reaching 2.2% during the 2007-2008 school year, the third time the dropout rate has been below 3% in the past four years.

List of middle schools.

  • Cobb High School High School
  • Deerlake High School
  • Fairview School
  • Fort Braden K – 8 Academy governor’s letters (Charter K – 8)
  • Griffin High School Episcopal School
  • Holy comforter (Private PK3 – 8)
  • Maclay School (Private PK3 – 12)
  • Montford High School
  • Nims High School School
  • Raa high school
  • Tallahassee Success Academy
  • Swift Creek High School Middle School Stars (Charter)
  • School of Arts and Sciences (Charter K – 8)
  • Tallahassee School of Math and Science (Charter K – 8)
  • Trinity Catholic School (Private PK3 – 8)
  • Fundamental learning community (private PK3-8)

High School List

  • Amos P. Godby High School
  • Atlantis Academy
  • Community Christian School
  • Florida A&M University
  • Development Research School
  • Florida State University High School
  • James S. Rickards High School
  • John Paul II Catholic High School
  • Lawton Chiles High School
  • Leon High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Lively technical center Maclay North School
  • Florida Christian High School SAIL High School
  • Woodland Hall Academy

List of Universities

In terms of higher education, three universities stand out, such as Florida State University , Florida A&M University y Tallahassee Community College.

These three universities have prestigious accreditations from the state of Florida and at the national level. They also stand out not only for their excellent facilities but also for the academic contribution they have made in their respective fields of study. If you want to know more about its facilities, its achievements and its programs and academic areas, you can do so through the following links.

List of other universities

  • Barry University School of Continuing and Adult Education – Tallahassee Campus
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Flagler College – Tallahassee Campus
  • Keizer University – Tallahassee Campus
  • Lewis M. Lively area Vocational technical school
  • Saint Leo University – Tallahassee Campus

General Information

A little information but very useful

What are the means of transportation in the city?

StarMetro Tallahassee

This is your option, StarMetro Tallahassee

Is there an International Airport in Tallahassee?

How is the education system in Tallahassee?

Leon High School

The education system consists of Primary, Secondary and University

What are the main universities in the city?

Are there cultural and recreational sites in Tallahassee?

What language do they speak in Tallahassee?

Spoken English American

As of 2000, 91.99% of residents spoke English as their first language, while 4.11% spoke Spanish, 0.63% spoke French, and 0.59% spoke German as their mother tongue. In total, 8.00% of the total population spoke languages other than English.

What are the official health and safety agencies of the city?

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