Tallahassee is the inspiring capital of Florida. It became the capital in 1824 of Florida Territory before Florida became a state. Tallahassee has been awarded the All-American City Award by the National Civic League. It has, also been awarded as one of the top college towns among other awards.
Settlements are known from before the 17th century, however the name Tallahassee is from the Muskegon Indian language. Hernando De Soto occupied the area in 1538. The De Soto crew were the first people to be believed to have celebrated Christmas in the United States. Florida State University was established in the 19th century. Other educational institutions made their mark in Tallahassee as well. Government and education have a substantial presence in the economy and culture of Tallahassee.
Tallahassee has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are long and hot. Winters are short and mild. Showers, thunderstorms, and tornadoes do occur. Hurricanes have occurred as well.
There are significant places of interest, festivals and events, and sports in Tallahassee. The culture of Tallahassee has a long history and can be explored throughout the close to 100 square miles of this capital.
There are several forms of transportation in Tallahassee. These include airports and buses. Highways and railroads are significant conduits of transportation in and around Tallahassee as well.
The Florida State Capitol, the Supreme Court of Florida, the Florida Governor’s Mansion, and approximately 30 state agency headquarters are significant aspects of Florida’s history and culture. Be inspired! Have a bright day!