Welcome to Leon County

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Originally part of Escambia and later Gadsden County, Leon County was created in 1824. It was named for Juan Ponce de León, the Spanish explorer who was the first European to reach Florida. During the 1850s - 1860s, Leon County was a "cotton kingdom" and ranked 5th out of all of Florida and Georgia counties in the production of cotton from the 20 major plantations.

The principal place in Leon County is Tallahassee, the county seat and state capital. The community name derives from Muskogean for "old town" or "old fields"

Other communities include:
Miccosukee -- Ochlockonee -- Woodville

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 Leon Hotel
Leon Hotel, Tallahassee

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Online Data





Census Data

1885 Mortality Schedule



Marriage Notices

Marriages from Southern Christian Advocate 1867-1878

Newspaper Data



1883 Pensioners on the Roll

Tallahasseans' In The Civil War

WWI Soldiers

WWI Veterans - Navy

Korean War Casualties



County Post Offices


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Surrounding Counties
Thomas County, Georgia
Gadsden County, FL
Liberty County, FL
Wakulla County, FL
Jefferson County, FL

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