20 Interesting Facts About Tallahassee

Facts About Tallahassee, Florida

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Facts About Tallahassee

  1. Tallahassee stems from a Muskogean Indian word, The literal translation of the word means “old fields”. The Creek Indians migrated through this area during the 18th and 19th centuries and gave the city its name, which stuck till today.
  2. Tallahassee is the capital city of the United States of Florida, it gained capital status in 1824.
  3. The estimated population of Tallahassee is 197,102, as of 2021, which makes it the 8th largest city in the state of Florida and the 126th largest city in the United States of America.
  4. Tallahassee is the largest city in the Florida Big Bend and Florida Panhandle region and the main centre.
  5. Tallahassee’s nickname is “Tally”.
  6. for trade and agriculture in the Florida Big Bend and Southwest Georgia regions.
  7. Tallahassee has an area of 98.2 square miles, of which 95.7 square miles is land and 2.5 square miles is water.
  8. Tallahassee has the third tallest capitol building in the US.
  9. Tallahassee has Florida’s most educated population with over half of the residents having a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  10. Tallahassee is twinned with the following sister cities Konongo-Odumase, Ashanti, Ghana; Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai, Russia; St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles; Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland; Rugao, Jiangsu, China & Ramat HaSharon, Tel Aviv District, Israel.
  11. Tallahassee is the hilliest spot in Florida, with an elevation of 200 ft above sea level.
  12. In 2015, Tallahassee was awarded the All-American City Award by the National Civic League for the second time.
  13. The average high temperature in Tallahassee in July is 92 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low temperature in January is 42 degrees Fahrenheit.
  14. Tom Brown Park in Tallahassee is home to the state’s number 1 disc golf course.
  15. Famous celebrities that have ties to Tallahassee include Cheryl Hines, Kyan Douglas, Burt Reynolds, and T-Pain.
  16. The city is home to two major universities: Florida State University and Florida A&M University
  17. Tallahassee receives an average of 53 inches of rain per year.
  18. Tallahassee is one of the fastest-growing economies in Florida. The economic growth of Tallahassee has a growing rate of 0.75% annually.
  19. Tallahassee’s Police Department is the third Oldest Police Department in the United States and it was founded in 1841.
  20. Tallahassee was incorporated in 1821 and it was made the state capital city of Florida in 1824.
Facts About Tallahassee, fl
Facts About Tallahassee, fl
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