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Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida
City of Tallahassee - Land - Water Elevation 95.7 sq mi (247.9 km2) 2.5 sq mi (6.6 km2) 203 ft (62 m)

Population (2007 [1][2]) 168,979 - City 352,319 - Metro Time zone - Summer (DST) ZIP codes Area code(s) FIPS code GNIS feature ID
Downtown Tallahassee From FAMU

EST (UTC-5) EDT (UTC-4) 32300-32399 850 12-70600[3] 0308416[4] http://talgov.com/




Nickname(s): Tally, Tallytown, The T-Bag Motto: A City For All Seasons

Location in Leon County and the state of Florida

Coordinates: 30°27′06″N 84°16′6.72″W / 30.45167°N 84.2685333°W / 30.45167; -84.2685333Coordinates: 30°27′06″N 84°16′6.72″W / 30.45167°N 84.2685333°W / 30.45167; -84.2685333 Country State County Government - Mayor Area - City United States Florida Leon John Marks 98.2 sq mi (254.5 km2)

Tallahassee (pronounced /ˌtæləˈhæsi/) is the capital of the State of Florida, USA, and the county seat of Leon County. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida in 1824. In 2007, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 168,979 [1], while the 2007 Tallahassee metropolitan area is estimated at 352,319.[2] Tallahassee is the home of Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College and branches of Barry University, and Flagler College. The Florida State University - Florida A&M University College of Engineering is a joint project of the two institutions from which its name is derived. Two technical schools are located in Tallahassee: Lively Technical Center and Keiser College - Tallahassee. Tallahassee is a regional center for trade and agriculture, and is served by Tallahassee Regional Airport. With one of the fastest growing manufacturing and high tech economies in Florida,[5] its major private employers include a General Dynamics Land Systems manufacturing facility (military and combat applications), Elbit Systems of America, Tallahassee Operations (a military communications manufacturing firm owned by Elbit Systems, Ltd., in Israel) and the manufacturing headquarters for Danfoss Turbocor (a manufacturer of oil-free high efficiency compressors). It is also home for the Figg Engineering Group, a bridge engineering firm, the Municipal Code Corporation, which


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specializes in the publication of municipal and county legal references, and a number of national law firms, lobbying organizations, trade associations and professional associations, including The Florida Bar and the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

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The name "Tallahassee" is a Muskogean Indian word often translated as "old fields". This likely stems from the Creek (later called Seminole) Indians who migrated from Georgia and Alabama to this region in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Upon arrival, they found large areas of cleared land previously occupied by the Apalachee tribe. Earlier, the Mississippian Indians built mounds near Lake Jackson around A.D. 1200, which survive today in the Lake Jackson Archaeological State Park.[6] The expedition of Panfilo de Narvaez encountered the Apalachees, although it did not reach the site of Tallahassee. Hernando de Soto and his expedition occupied the Apalachee town of Anhaica in the winter of 1538-1539. Based on archaeological excavations, this site is now known to be located about one-half mile east of the present Florida State Capitol. The DeSoto encampment is believed to be the first place Christmas was celebrated in the continental United States. During the 1600s, several Spanish missions were established in the territory of the Apalachee to procure food and labor for the colony at St. Augustine. The largest of these, Mission San Luis de Apalachee, has been partially reconstructed by the state of Florida. From 1821 through 1845, the rough-hewn frontier capital gradually grew into a town during Florida’s territorial period. The Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, returned for a grand tour of the United States in 1824. The US Congress voted to give him $200,000 (the same amount he had given the colonies in 1778), US citizenship, and a plot of land that currently makes up a portion of Tallahassee. In 1845, a Greek revival masonry structure was erected as the Capitol building in time for statehood. Now known as the "old Capitol," it stands in front of the Capitol high rise building, which was constructed in the 1970s.[7] During the American Civil War, Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi not captured by Union

Florida State Capitol; old building in front with new high-rise behind. forces. A small engagement, the Battle of Natural Bridge, was fought south of the city on March 6, 1865. Following the Civil War, much of Florida’s industry moved to the south and east, a trend that continues today. The end of slavery hindered the cotton and tobacco trade, and the state’s major industries shifted to citrus, lumber, naval stores, cattle ranching and tourism. The post-Civil War period was also when many former plantations in the Tallahassee area were purchased by wealthy northerners for use as winter hunting preserves. In 1899 the city reached -2 °F (-19 °C) (the only sub-zero Fahrenheit reading in Florida to date) during the Great Blizzard of 1899. Until World War II, Tallahassee remained a small southern town, with virtually the entire population living within a mile of the Capitol. The main economic drivers were the universities and state government, where politicians met to discuss spending money on grand public improvement projects to accommodate growth in places such as Miami and Tampa Bay, hundreds of miles away from the capital. By the 1960s, there was a movement to transfer the capital to Orlando, closer


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geographically to the growing population centers of the state. That motion was defeated, however, and the 1970s saw a longterm commitment by the state to the capital city with construction of the new capitol complex and preservation of the old Florida State Capitol building. In recent years, Tallahassee has seen an increase in growth, mainly in government and research services associated with the state, Florida State University, and Florida A&M University.

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found in the mid-south and low country regions of South Carolina and North Carolina. Although some palm trees grow in the city, they are the more cold-hardy varieties like the state tree, the Sabal Palmetto. Pines, magnolias and a variety of oaks are the dominant trees. Of the latter, the Southern Live Oak is perhaps the most emblematic of the city. Tallahassee has a hot and humid subtropical climate, with long summers and mild, short winters. Summers in Tallahassee are hotter than in the Florida peninsula, and it is one of the few cities in the state to occasionally record temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 °C). The summer weather is characterized by brief intense showers and thunderstorms that form along the afternoon sea breeze from the Gulf of Mexico. The average summertime high temperature is 92 °F(32 °C). Conversely, the city is much cooler in the winter. In December and January, the average high temperature is 64 °F(18 °C) and the average low is 42°F (6°C). On occasion, temperatures fall into the 20s and 10s (below -1°C) at night, and temperatures in the single digits (below -12°C) have been recorded. Over the last 100 years, the city has also recorded several snowfalls; the heaviest was 2.8 inches on February 13, 1958. A white Christmas occurred in 1989, and the Great Blizzard of 1993 also brought significant snow and very high winds. Historically, the city usually records at least observed flurries every three to four years, but on average, measurable amounts of snow (1"/25 mm or more) occur only every 16 years. The natural snow line (regular yearly snowfalls) ends 200 miles (320 km) to the north at Macon, Georgia. In addition, the city averages 34 nights where the temperature falls below freezing ([1]). The coldest temperature in Florida history was recorded in the city around the Great Blizzard of 1899, when it dropped to -2°F or -19°C on February 13th. Although several hurricanes have brushed Tallahassee with their outer rain and wind bands, in recent years only Hurricane Kate, in 1985, has struck Tallahassee directly. The Big Bend area of North Florida sees several tornadoes each year during the season, but none have hit Tallahassee in living memory. In extreme heavy rains, some low-lying parts of Tallahassee may flood, notably the Franklin Boulevard area adjacent to the downtown

Geography and climate

Tallahassee City Hall

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 98.2 square miles (254.5 km²), of which, 95.7 square miles (247.9 km²) of it is land and 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²) of it (2.59%) is water. Tallahassee is noted for its hilly terrain, and the state capitol is located on one of the highest hills in the city. The elevation varies from near sea level to just over 200 feet. The flora and fauna are more typical of those


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and the Killearn Lakes subdivision (which is not within the city limits proper) on the north side.

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average is 22.4% and the national average is 24.4%.

Tallahassee is the twelfth fastest growing metropolitan area in Florida. Tallahassee’s 12.4 percent growth rate is higher than both Miami and Tampa and half that of Cape Coral-Fort Myers and Naples-Marco Island. As of the 2000 census[3], there were 150,624 people, 63,217 households, and 29,459 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,573.8 people per square mile (607.6/km²). There were 68,417 housing units at an average density of 714.8/ sq mi (276.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.42% White, 34.24% African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.40% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.19% of the population. Non-Hispanic whites were 57.79% of the population. There were 63,217 households, 21.8% of which had children under 18 living in them. 30.1% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband, and 53.4% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86. In the city, the population was spread out with 17.4% under the age of 18, 29.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $30,571, and the median income for a family was $49,359. Males had a median income of $32,428 versus $27,838 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,981. About 12.6% of families and 24.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over. Educationally, Leon County is the highest educated county in Florida with 49.9% of the population with either a Bachelor’s, Master’s, professional or doctorate degree. The Florida

As of 2000, 91.99% of residents spoke English as their first language, while 4.11% spoke Spanish, and 0.63% spoke French as their mother tongue. In total, 8.00% of the total population spoke languages other than English.[10]

City accolades
• 1988: Money Magazine’s Southeast’s three top medium size cities in which to live. • 1992: Awarded Tree City USA by National Arbor Day Foundation • 1999: Awarded All-America City Award by the National Civic League • 2003: Awarded Tree Line USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. • 2006: Awarded "Best In America" Parks and Recreation by the National Recreation and Park Association. • 2007: Recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine as one of the "Top Ten College Towns for Grownups" (ranking second, behind Chapel Hill, North Carolina) • 2007: Ranked second on Epodunk’s list of college towns.[11]

Government and politics

City Hall Tallahassee has traditionally been a Democratic city, and is one of the few cities in the South for left-wing activism, along with Asheville and Austin. The city has voted Democratic throughout its history with a high


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voter-turnout. As of April 2007 there were 85,343 Democrats and 42,230 Republicans in Leon County. Other affiliations accounted for 22,284 voters.[12] Tallahassee Elected Government Position Mayor Mayor ProTem Name John Marks Debbie Lightsey Party Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic

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relationship exists between consolidation and the local economy.[13]

Federal representation
The United States Postal Service operates post offices in Tallahassee. The Tallahassee Main Post Office is located at 2800 South Adams Street.[14] Other post offices in the city limits include Centerville Station,[15] Leon Station,[16] Park Avenue Station,[17] and Westside Station.[18]

Commissioner Allan Katz Commissioner Mark Mustian Commissioner Andrew Gillum Position City Manager City Attorney City Auditor Name

Urban planning and expansion
The first plan for the Capitol Center was the 1947 Taylor Plan, which consolidated several of the government buildings in one downtown area. In 1974, the Capitol Center Planning Commission for the City of Tallahassee, Fla. responded to the growth of its urban center with a conceptual plan for the expansion of its Capitol Center. Hisham Ashkouri, working for The Architects’ Collaborative, led the urban planning and design effort. Estimating growth and related development for approximately the next 25 years, the program projected the need for 213,677 m² (2.3 million feet²) of new government facilities in the city core, with 3,500 dwelling units, 0.4 km² (100 acres) of new public open space, retail and private office space, and other ancillary spaces. Community participation was an integral part of the design review, welcoming Tallahassee residents to provide input as well as citizens’ groups and government agencies, resulting in the creation of six separate Design Alternatives. The best elements of these various designs were combined to develop the final conceptual design, which was then incorporated into the existing Capitol area and adjacent areas. Land Adams Touse Street poMall graphical map

Tallahassee Appointed Officials Party unknown unknown unknown Anita Thompson Sam McCall

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City Treasurer Gary Herndon

Voters of Leon County have gone to the polls four times to vote on consolidation of Tallahassee and Leon County governments into one jurisdiction combining police and other city services with already shared (consolidated) Tallahassee Fire Department and Leon County Emergency Medical Services. Tallahassee’s city limits would increase from 98.2 square miles (254 km2) to 702 square miles (1,820 km2). Roughly 36 percent of Leon County’s 250,000 residents live outside the Tallahassee city limits. Leon County Voting On Consolidation Year FOR AGAINST 1968 10,381 (41.32%) 14,740 (58.68%) 1973 11,056 (46.23%) 12,859 (53.77%) 1976 20,336 (45.01%) 24,855 (54.99%) 1992 37,062 (39.8%) 56,070 (60.2%) The proponents of consolidation have stated that the new jurisdiction would attract business by its very size. Merging governments would cut government waste, duplication of services, etc. Professor Richard Feiock of the Department of Public Administration of Korea University and the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy of Florida State University states that no discernible

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Tallahassee, Florida

Elementary Schools
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Apalachee Elementary School Astoria Park Elementary School Buck Lake Elementary School Canopy Oaks Elementary DeSoto Trail Elementary Frank Hartsfield Elementary School Gilchrist Elementary School Hawks Rise Elementary School J. Michael Conley Elementary School at Southwood Kate Sullivan Elementary School Killearn Lakes Elementary School Maclay Lower School Pineview Elementary School Roberts Elementary School Ruediger Elementary School Springwood Elementary School Sabal Palm Elementary School Sealey Elementary School W.T. Moore Elementary School

Universities and colleges
• Barry University School of Adult and Continuing Education - Tallahassee Campus • Flagler College - Tallahassee Campus • Florida A&M University • Florida State University • Keiser University - Tallahassee • Lewis M. Lively Area Vocational-Technical School • Tallahassee Community College

Public safety
Law enforcement services are provided by the Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Capitol Police, Florida State University Police Department, Florida A&M University Department of Public Safety, the Tallahasse Community College Police Department, and the Florida Highway Patrol. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Agency have offices in Tallahassee. The US Attorney’s Office for North Florida is based in Tallahassee. Fire and Rescue services are provided by the Tallahassee Fire Department and Leon County Emergency Medical Services. Hospitals in the area include Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Capital Regional Medical Center and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee.

Middle schools
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Atlantis Academy Augusta Raa Middle School Belle Vue Middle School Bucklake Middle School Cobb Middle School Community Christian School Deerlake Middle School Fairview Middle School Griffin Middle School Holy Comforter Episcopal School Maclay Middle School Montford Middle School Nims Middle School Stars Middle School Swift Creek Middle School Trinity Catholic School

Places of interest
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park Challenger Learning Center Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park Florida State Capitol Florida Supreme Court Lake Ella Lake Jackson Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park Lake Munson Lake Talquin Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science (MOAS) Mission San Luis de Apalachee Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University Myers Park

High schools
• • • • • • • • • • • • • Amos P. Godby High School Atlantis Academy Community Christian School Florida A&M University Developmental Research School Florida State University High School James S. Rickards High School John Paul II Catholic High School Lawton Chiles High School Leon High School Lincoln High School Maclay School North Florida Christian High School SAIL High School


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National High Magnetic Field Laboratory North Florida Fairgrounds Railroad Square Tallahassee Antique Car Museum Tallahassee Museum Tom Brown Park Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium Located nearby are: • Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna,Florida • Monticello Opera House in Monticello, Florida • Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic Site near Woodville • Wakulla Springs State Park near Crawfordville • Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee Administration Building is on the National Register of Historic Places • • • • • • •

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• The Tallahassee Titans were an Indoor Football team that played their only season in the American Indoor Football Association.

• Tallahassee Regional Airport (KTLH) • Tallahassee Commercial Airport (K68J)

Mass transit
StarMetro (formerly TalTran) provides bus service throughout the city.

CSX operates two rail lines in the city. Amtrak’s Sunset Limited historically served the city, but has been suspended since Hurricane Katrina.

Festivals and events
• • • • • • • • • • First Friday festivals at Railroad Square Downtown Getdown (Seasonal) Greek Food Festival Red Hills Horse Trials Seven Days of Opening Nights Springtime Tallahassee Southern Shakespeare Festival Tallahassee Film Festival Tallahassee Wine and Food Festival Winter Festival

Defunct railroads
• The Tallahassee-St. Marks Railroad, now a state trail. • The Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Georgia Railroad. See also History of Tallahassee, Florida

Major highways
• • • • • • • • • Interstate 10 U.S. Route 27 U.S. Route 90 U.S. Route 319 State Road 20 State Road 61 State Road 363 Apalachee Parkway Capital Circle, Tallahassee

• The Florida A&M University Rattlers compete in the NCAA Division 1, and the Championship Subdivision in football. • The Florida State University Seminoles compete in the NCAA Division 1, and the Bowl Subdivision in football. • The Tallahassee Community College Eagles compete in the Panhandle Conference in Men’s and Women’s basketball, baseball and softball. • Local public high schools and middle schools compete in athletics, and share Gene Cox Stadium for football. • The Tallahassee Tiger Sharks were an ECHL team from 1994-2001. • The Tallahassee Scorpions were an EISL team that played from 1997-98. • The Tallahassee Tigers were an American Basketball Association.

WCTV (CBS) channel 6 WTXL (ABC) channel 27 WTWC (NBC) channel 40 WFSU (PBS) channel 11 WTLH (Fox) channel 49



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• Jim Cramer — host of CNBC’s Mad Money • Kim Crosby — NASCAR driver, with a best race finish of 20th, in 2004 • John Darnielle — lead singer of The Mountain Goats • Dwight F. Davis — founder of the international tennis Davis Cup • Paul Dirac — Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose theories predicted antimatter • Walter Dix - U.S. track team member and medalist at 2008 Beijing Olympics • Cathy Jenéen Doe — actress • Talbot "Sandy" D’Alemberte — attorney, civil-rights activist, former Dean of the Florida State University Law School, former President of Florida State University, President of the American Bar Association and the American Judicature Society • Ernst von Dohnányi — composer and pianist • Kyan Douglas — the "grooming expert" from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" • Faye Dunaway — Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actress • Sylvia Earle — former chief scientist for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration • Carrie Englert (Zimmerman) — member of 1976 U.S. Summer Olympics team [20] • Eugene Figg — engineer for such bridges as Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Linn Cove Viaduct, and Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge • Carlisle Floyd — opera composer Susannah (1955) and others • Neil Frank — former Director of the National Hurricane Center • Ron J. Friedman — writer of Disney’s Academy Award nominated film Brother Bear • Michael Gaines — Swift TE for the Detroit Lions • DaVanche (Ron) Galimore — member of 1980 U.S. Summer Olympics team [20] • Willie Galimore — member of College Football Hall of Fame, and NFL football player • Althea Gibson — winner of several Wimbledon and US Open tennis championships • Parris N. Glendening — former Governor of Maryland • Carolyn S. Griner — former Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Notable residents (past and present)
• Michelle McCool - World Wrestling Entertainment Diva (Formally Diva Champion) • Cannonball Adderley — Grammy Awardwinning jazz musician (for "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at ’The Club’") • Art Agnos — former Mayor of San Francisco, California • Wally Amos — founder of the "Famous Amos" chocolate chip cookie brand; actor • Reubin Askew — politician, former Governor of Florida • Red Barber — sportscaster, Radio Hall of Fame member • Matt Battaglia — actor and former NFL player • Brett Blizzard — collegiate and professional basketball player • Konrad E. Bloch — Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, who helped learn about the functioning of cholesterol • Robert "Bobby" C. Bowden — college football coach, winner of two BCS National Championships • James M. Buchanan — winner of Nobel Prize in economics • Jim Butterworth — documentary filmmaker, winner of DuPont-Columbia Award for "Seoul Train" • Ted Bundy — serial killer • Robert Olen Butler — Pulitzer Prizewinning author for A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (fiction) • Ricky Carmichael — Motocross/Supercross Champion • Lawton Chiles — politician and FSU research fellow; former US Senator and Governor of Florida. • George Clinton — musician, founder of Funk bands Parliament and Funkadelic • Leroy Collins — politician and Governor of Florida (Leroy Collins was the only Tallahassee native to serve as Florida’s Governor.) • Rita Coolidge — Grammy Award-winning singer for From the Bottle to the Bottom and Lover Please. • Bradley Cooper — member of 1984 and 1988 Bahamas Summer Olympics team • Gene Cox — State of Florida Sports Hall of Fame member (Leon High School football coach) [19]


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• Ken Harnden — hurdler and sprinter who represented Zimbabwe in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games • Tahesia Harrigan — professional sprinter (BVI) • Janice Harsanyi — vocalist and professor • Bob Hayes — gold-medal winner on 1964 U.S. Summer Olympics team; NFL football player • Robert B. Hilton — Tallahassee newspaper owner and Confederate congressman during the American Civil War • Cheryl Hines — actress, 2006 Emmynominee • Polly Holliday — actress, Golden Globe winner (for television series Alice). • Taylor Jacobs — professional football player - wide receiver with Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, and Denver Broncos • Marty Jannetty - A Retired professional wrestler , best known for his work with WWE • Reggie Jefferson — former MLB player • Brad Johnson - NFL quarterback • Brandy Johnson — member of 1988 U.S. Summer Olympics team • Will Kirby — Big Brother 2 (2001) winner • Desmond Koh — amateur swimmer who represented Singapore in the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympic Games • Sir Harold Kroto — Nobel Prize-winning chemist who helped discover fullerenes • Christine Lahti — film actress and director, winner of Academy Award for Leiberman in Love, and well as two Golden Globes and an Emmy for her role in Chicago Hope • Marshall Ledbetter — Protester who took over the Florida Capitol Building • Scott Maddox — Former Mayor • Doug Marlette — Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist • Max Mayfield — former Director of the National Hurricane Center • Jerrie Mock — aviator and first woman to fly around the world solo • Jim Morrison — lead singer and lyricist of The Doors • Catherine Willis Gray Murat — greatgrandniece of George Washington • Prince Achille Murat — nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte • Kenneth Minihan — former director of the National Security Agency

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• Robert S. Mulliken — physicist and chemist who won both the Priestley Medal and the Nobel Prize • Brian Olson — member of 1996, 2000 and 2004 U.S. Summer Olympics teams [21] • Burgess Owens — professional football player, member of Oakland Raider team that won Super Bowl XV • Bill Peterson - college and NFL head football coach • X. William Proenza — former Director of the National Hurricane Center • Elise Ray — gymnast, represented United States in 2000 Olympic Games • Gabrielle Reece — professional volleyball player, model • Ashlee Register — Duel Season 1 contestant, winner with $1,795,000. Ranked 5th in American game show winnings records. • Burt Reynolds — Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor • Marcus Roberts — jazz pianist, composer and music professor at Florida State University • C. Paul Robinson — former director of Sandia National Laboratories [22] • Anika Noni Rose — Tony Award-winning actress, as Emmie Thibodeaux in Caroline, or Change • Deion Sanders — FSU football star, former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and is currently an NFL Network commentator • Robert Schrieffer — Nobel Laureate, BCS Theory of Superconductivity • Winston Scott — NASA astronaut • Jeff Shaara — author (Gods and Generals and many others) • Michael Shaara — Pulitzer prize-winning author (for The Killer Angels) • Richard Simmons — fitness expert • Charles Kenzie Steele — clergyman and civil rights activist • Orson Swindle — Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission • T-Pain — hip hop and R&B singer (born Faheem Najm) • Norman Thagard — NASA astronaut, flying on three different U.S. Space Shuttles, and on one Russian mission to the Mir space station. • Ernest I. Thomas — raiser of the original flag at Iwo Jima[23]


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• Marion Tinsley — World Checkers Champion 1955-58, 1975-91. • Butch Trucks (Claude Hudson Trucks) — Drummer, member of the Allman Brothers band • Steven Tyler — Lead Singer, Aerosmith • Jeff VanderMeer — World Fantasy Awardwinning author (for the novella The Transformation of Martin Lake) • Charlie Ward — 1993 Heisman Trophy winner • Craig Waters — spokesman for the Florida Supreme Court • Chris Weinke — 2000 Heisman Trophy winner • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich — Pulitzer prizewinning composer (for Three Movements for Orchestra (Symphony No. 1))

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• USS Tallahassee — 1941 United States Navy aircraft carrier renamed USS Princeton • USS Tallahassee (CL-116) — 1944 United States Navy light cruiser • Tallahassee Community School, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia — named after CSS Tallahassee • Tallahassee Tight — early 20th century blues singer

Tallahassee in popular culture

Notable Tallahassee groups and organizations
• Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee • Business & Professional Women/ Tallahassee — community club; www.bpwtallahassee.com • Cold Water Army — music group • Creed — rock band • Cream Abdul Babar — music group • The Crüxshadows — music group • Dead Prez — Alternative hip hop duo • Gamelan Hanuman Agung — Balinese gamelan ensemble [24] [25] [26] • FAMU Marching 100 — marching band • FSU Marching Chiefs — marching band • Look Mexico — rock band • Mayday Parade — music group • Mira — music group • No Address — music group • Socialburn — rock band • Springtime Tallahassee — community festival group • Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra — symphony orchestra • Woman’s Club of Tallahassee

HBO reinacts the December 7, 2000, Florida Supreme Court argument during filming November 4, 2007. Tallahassee has been represented well in popular culture through the years in television programs, popular music, film, and the news. It has been referenced by Bing Crosby, and in Stephen King’s The Green Mile and the hit television series Lost on ABC. Freddy Cannon recorded the hit single "Tallahassee Lassie". The lyrics to Aerosmith’s song "Last Child" read: "Take me back to a south Tallahassee/Down cross the bridge to my sweet sassafrassy." Supernanny: Local radio host for station 107.1, Blythe Newsome, participated in an episode of ABC’s prime time show Supernanny, during Tropical Storm Fay in October 2008. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was filmed in Tallahassee in February 2009 and aired April 12, 2009.

• CSS Tallahassee — 1864 Confederate cruiser • USS Tallahassee — 1908 United States Navy monitor originally named USS Florida


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In the early 1980s the movie Something Wild was filmed in Tallahassee and used many FSU students as extras. In November 2007, the HBO movie Recount was filmed for five days in downtown Tallahassee. The movie featured Kevin Spacey, Laura Dern, Tom Wilkinson, Dennis Leary, Bob Balaban, John Hurt, and Ed Begley, Jr. It recreated the 36-day controversy over Florida’s disputed 2000 presidential election vote. Two of the five days of shooting were inside and directly in front of the Florida Supreme Court Building, where major aspects of the 2000 controversy were decided. Many Tallahasses residents served as extras, and the Rickards High School band was featured in one street scene. The film had its broadcast premiere on May 25, 2008. T-Pain wrote the song Tallahassee Love in 2007 The song "We Taken Over" which featured Akon and T.I included Tallahassee in the lyrics.

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[8] "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/ www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved on 2008-01-31. [9] "Monthly Averages for Tallahassee, FL". The Weather Channel. 2008. http://www.weather.com/weather/ wxclimatology/monthly/USFL0479. Retrieved on 2008-10-16. [10] Modern Language Association Data Center Results of Tallahassee, FL [11] ePodunk College Towns Index [12] Leon Supervisor of Elections Office [13] City County Consolidation Efforts: Selective Incentives and Institutional Choice [14] "Post Office™ Location TALLAHASSEE." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 6, 2009. [15] "Post Office™ Location - CENTERVILLE STATION." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 6, 2009. [16] "Post Office™ Location - LEON STATION." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 6, 2009. [17] "Post Office™ Location - PARK AVENUE STATION." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 6, 2009. [18] "Post Office™ Location - WESTSIDE STATION." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 6, 2009. [19] Tallahassee Treasure Uncovered! [20] ^ http://tallahasseetumblingtots.org/ TTT-8.htm Tallahassee Tumbling Tots’ Olympians [21] http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/ pbcs.dll/article?AID=200880611021 "Olson vies for fourth straight Olympics in Judo" (Tallahassee Democrat, 11 June 2008) [22] http://www.ans.org/pi/media/releases/ r-1149530528 Bibliographic information on C. Paul Robinson from American Nuclear Society [23] van der Vat, Dan (1991). The Pacific Campaign. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-73899-2. [24] http://www.fsu.edu/~fstime/FS-Times/ Volume1/Issue4/Music.html Gamelan brings captivating Bali music [25] http://digitalmusics.dartmouth.edu/ ~gamelan/directoryusa.html Gamelan Groups in the USA [26] http://www.embassyofindonesia.org/ education/docpdf/

Sister cities
See also: List of sister cities in Florida Tallahassee has five sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International: • • • • • • Krasnodar, Russia Konongo-Odumase, Ghana St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles Sligo, Ireland Ramat HaSharon, Israel Zamboanga City, Philippines (Planned)

[1] ^ Census data (2008) [2] ^ Tallahassee, FL MSA Population Retrieved on March 8, 2009 [3] ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved on 2008-01-31. [4] "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved on 2008-01-31. [5] BIG BEND: Rounding out the Economy [6] http://www.tallahasseenewsroom.com/ MediaKit/Trivia/ [7] MOSQUITO COUNTY 1842


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KelompokGamelandiAmerikaSerikat.pdf Kelompok Gamelan di Amerika Serikat • Tebeau, Charlton, W. A History of Florida. University of Miami Press. Coral Gables. 1971 • Williams, John Lee. Journal of an Expedition to the Interior of West Florida October - November 1823. Manuscript on file at the State Library of Florida, Florida Collection. Tallahassee.

Tallahassee, Florida
• The Local Conservation District Information on Natural Resources, and Panoramic Tours • The Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper • Mission San Luis • Things to do in Tallahassee • Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation - Places to Discover • National Civic League • Tallahassee Florida Architect • Tallahassee Florida Architects • Tallahassee Florida LEED Architect • Tallahassee Florida Green Building

External links
• Talgov.com (Official website)

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