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Governors Mansion, photos by Vickie Stevens.  Click on the thumb-print to see larger picture.




When East and West Florida were united to become a territory of the United States, both Pensacola and St. Augustine desired to become the state capital. One idea that was considered was to alternate the meetings of the legislature in each community. Since this proved impractical, a compromise was reached to pick a site that would be of equal distance between Pensacola and St. Augustine. Tallahassee, an Apalachee Indian settlement which meant "old town" or "old fields, was thus selected to become the capital of the new U.S. territory of Florida.

The first territorial governor of Florida, William Pope Duval, proclaimed Tallahassee the capital of Florida on Mar 4, 1824 and the 3rd session of the Territorial Council convened there in November in a temporary log building. The cornerstone of the earliest capitol building was laid in 1826 and the "Old Capitol" building was begun in 1839. In 1977 Florida built its present capitol building.











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Donated Materials

Leon County Cemetery Transcriptions Old City Cemetery- Richard White Natural Bridge Historical Society








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LEON COUNTY INDEX

1885 Mortality Schedule 1885 Manufacturer's Schedule
Leon County Cemetery List Leon County Books and Research Sources
1845 Florida Voters List 1830 Petition by Citizens of Leon County, Florida Territory
1825 Leon County Territorial Census 1885 Agricultural Schedule
CSA Pension Files For Leon County Leon County Surnames And Queries
(Submitted before GenConnect)
Leon County Records at the Florida State Archives
A list of all the older records years that are available for research.




OUTSIDE LINKS

Leon County Tract Books for Federal Land Patents with Detailed Map showing Townships, Ranges, Sections
Map & Brief History of Forbes Tract Map & Brief History of the Watson Line on Florida-Georgia Border
West Florida Land & History Site Leon County Files in the GenWeb Archives
Visit the Florida GenWeb Archives for many more Leon County files.
Search Leon County Online Marriage Records Tallahassee Democrat Online Search
Many other newspapers are also available for searching. Follow the on-screen directions
Website of the Seminole Indian Tribe
This site includes a nice historical timeline of significant events.
Florida Cemetery Project
Send for Florida County Maps Map of Tallahassee Area
1895 Leon County Map Florida State Archives
Leon County Clerk of Courts Public Records Tallahassee Genealogical Society
Leroy Collins - Leon County Public Library Florida State University Library
Florida A&M University Samuel H. Coleman Memorial Library Florida A&M University Black Archives 
Leon County Homepage
This site has many interesting links to Leon County.
Florida State Capitol
Florida Military Records Where To Write for Vital Records - Florida
GENCONNECT Estate Sale of John D. Brooks
Will of Mary E. Smith Will of Thomas Johns
Samuel C. White Obituary William Isaac Vason
CSA Pension Application
Jane R. Vason
widow of William Isaac Vason
CSA Widow's Pension Application




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County Coordinator: Laverne Tornow

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