Leon County

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

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Grady County, Georgia and Thomas County, Georgia

E – Jefferson County 

S – Wakulla County

W – Liberty County and Gadsden County

 

Created:  December 29, 1824                Map of Florida highlighting Leon County

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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Tallahassee. The central entrance on the west side has a rounded section with high square arches rising three stories with blue colored glass panels on the fourth story. The southwest section projects westwards. The entrance lobby has a high interior dome.

 

History:  The county was created in 1824 and Tallahassee was selected as the county seat. The first county offices in 1824 were houses in The Leon Academy, Jackson Masonic Hall and the City Hall. The first courthouse was built by John W Levinus in Tallahassee in 1832. The courthouse burned in 1879. The second courthouse was designed by Bruce & Morgan and constructed by D J Oxford in 1880 to 1882.The courthouse was enlarged in 1824. The architect was H J Klutho and the contractor was O P Woodcock. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1989 to 1990

 

See:  Florida Supreme Court and Court of Appeal are located in Tallahassee.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Tallahassee

 

 

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Picture County Courthouse 1881 – remodeled 1924

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2015