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Tallahassee is an apalachee indian word which means old town
“Tallahassee” is an Apalachee Indian word which means “old town.”

Before Florida became a state…

Andrew Jackson convinced President Monroe that Florida would be an asset to the United States. He was the United States Commissioner and Governor of East and West Florida:March 10, 1821 to November 12, 1821.

He became the 7th president of the United States in 1829.

The Union Bank of Tallahassee was established around 1830. It is the state's oldest surviving bank building.

Front of the Old Capitol the same year.


The Old Capitol the same year.


The Capitol - Today the same year.

First mayor of tallahassee
First Mayor of Tallahassee the same year.

Francis W. Eppes was the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson. After moving from Virginia with his family to near Tallahassee, Florida in 1829, he established a cotton plantation. In 1856 Eppes donated land and money for the first university here – now known as Florida State University.

Tallahassee Police Department w the same year.as started

in 1841. It is the 3rd oldest police

Department in the United States.

Photo: 1937

I n 1850 tallahassee had at least 56 plantations including
I the same year.n 1850, Tallahassee had at least 56 plantations including:

Bannerman Plantation

Meridian Road

Improved Land: 700 acres

Unimproved Land: 800 acres

Number of slaves: 67

Bushels of corn: 4,000

Bales of cotton: 120

Owned by john winthrop

Barrow Hill Plantation the same year.

– Leon High School

  • Francis Eppes

  • Plantation

-Owned by John Winthrop

Improved Land: 2,590 acres

Unimproved Land: 1,400 acres

Number of slaves: 71

Bushels of corn: 2,200

Bales of cotton: 204

Improved Land: 950 acres

Unimproved Land: 970 acres

Number of slaves: 70

  • William Bailey Plantation – Killearn Estates/Ox Bottom

  • La Grange

  • Plantation

  • Improved Land: 825 acres

  • Unimproved Land: 564 acres

  • Number of slaves: 80

  • Bushels of corn: 4,000

  • Bales of cotton: 352

Improved Land: 3,150 acres

Unimproved Land: 1,000 acres Number of slaves: 232

The Knott House Museum served the same year.as the headquarters for the Union Army during the Civil War.

Civil War

It was also from the steps of the Knott House on Park Avenue that the Emancipation Proclamation was read by Brig. Gen. Edward McCook on May 20, 1865, declaring freedom for all slaves in the Florida Panhandle.

Spanish american war 1898
Spanish American War - 1898 the same year.

Group portrait of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and other high ranking officials of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment: Tampa, Florida (1898)

St. John Episcopal Church the same year.


St. John Episcopal Church the same year.


Downtown tallahassee 1930 s
Downtown Tallahassee the same year.1930’s

Downtown Tallahassee the same year.


Winthrop children on horseback the same year.

with the Merritts


Tallahassee railroad company s mule drawn car proceeding south between pensacola and jefferson 1894
Tallahassee Railroad Company's mule drawn car proceeding south between Pensacola and Jefferson (1894)

Downtown Tallahassee south between Pensacola and Jefferson


Ruth law flies into Florida by train (1886)


Ruth Law bought her first aircraft from Orville Wright in 1912.

In 1917, she became the first woman pilot to fly for the US Army.

One-Room Schoolhouse Florida by train (1886)

Eastpoint, Florida - 1916

Typical pioneer home in Florida by train (1886)

Eastpoint, Florida


First Leon County Jail Florida by train (1886)


Jackson Bluff Road -1885 Florida by train (1886)

Jackson Bluff Road - NOW Florida by train (1886)