Tallahassee Communities Collection

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Tallahassee Communities Collection


Tallahassee was founded in 1825. The word “Tallahassee” is a Creek word meaning old field which reflects its Native American roots. The city was created as the capital of Florida due to its location as Tallahassee marked the halfway point between St. Augustine and Pensacola, then the two largest cities in Florida. Tallahassee has constantly had a multicultural population including Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans, all of which have contributed to the growth and success of Tallahassee. The communities of Tallahassee reflect racial, social economic status, religious beliefs, and or family/clan relationships. This collection contains the history of Tallahassee’s communities and neighborhoods. It focuses on the Black communities and neighborhoods which once thrived in Tallahassee.

Physical Location

Tallahassee Communities Collection, John G. Riley House Archives, Tallahassee Community College Library, Tallahassee, Florida.


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