Leon County

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Leon County is named for Ponce de Leon, who was the Spanish discovered of Florida.

 

Created:  December 29, 1824

County Seat:

Tallahassee  1824 – present

 

County Courthouse – Tallahassee 

 

Location:  301 South Monroe Street / East Jefferson Street

Built:  1989 – 1990

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Barrett Daffin & Carlan, Inc.

Contractor:  Gilbane-Culpepper

 

Description: The building faces west and is a four story concrete and glass structure. The central entrance on the west side has a rounded section with high square arches rising three stories with blue glass panels on the fourth story. The southwest section projects westwards. The entrance lobby has a high interior dome.

 

Note:  The present courthouse replaces a structure designed by Bruce & Morgan and built in 1882 by D J Oxford. The building was remodeled in 1924 by architect H J Klutho and contractor O P Woodcock.

 

See:  Florida Supreme Court is located in Tallahassee.

 

Courthouses: 

Grady County, Georgia and Thomas County, Georgia

E – Jefferson County 

S – Wakulla County

W – Liberty County and Gadsden County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2015