Selection of Florida's Capital

Selection of Florida's Capital (HM2EA5)

Location: Tallahassee, FL 32301 Leon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 26.279', W 84° 16.862'

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Under Spanish rule Pensacola was the capital of West Florida, while East Florida's capital was St. Augustine. In 1821 the U.S. took possession and in 1822 William P. Duval succeeded Andrew Jackson as territorial governor. Dr. William H. Simmons, St. Augustine, and John Lee Williams, Pensacola, were appointed to select a central location for a capital. They explored the area around St. Marks and chose the old Indian village, Tallahassee. Shortly thereafter, the land was surveyed and the town incorporated.
HM NumberHM2EA5
Year Placed1961
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 761126 N 3370459
Decimal Degrees30.43798333, -84.28103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 26.279', W 84° 16.862'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 26' 16.74" N, 84° 16' 51.72" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 402 S Monroe St, Tallahassee FL 32301, US
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