Old Capitol of Florida

Old Capitol of Florida (HM1DX4)

Location: Tallahassee, FL 32301 Leon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 26.32', W 84° 16.856'

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The first two sessions of the territorial legislature were held at St. Augustine and Pensacola. The hazards of traveling between cities 400 miles apart prompted legislators in 1824 to locate a new capital at Tallahassee, between the two cities. Log buildings that housed the government made way in 1826 for a two-story masonry structure. This was succeeded in 1845 by what is now the core of the present historic capitol. A dome and wings were added in 1902, and further additions made in 1923, 1936 and 1947. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and restored to its 1902 appearance in 1982.
HM NumberHM1DX4
Marker NumberF0367
Year Placed1995
Placed ByFlorida Heritage Landmark sponsored by the Florida Department of State, Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 9:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 761134 N 3370535
Decimal Degrees30.43866667, -84.28093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 26.32', W 84° 16.856'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 26' 19.20" N, 84° 16' 51.36" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 402 S Monroe St, Tallahassee FL 32301, US
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