Fun Facts About Tallahassee, FL
The name Tallahassee stems from a Muskogean Indian word. The literal translation of the word means “old fields.” The Creek Indians migrated through this area during the 18th and 19th centuries and gave the city its name, which stuck till today.
Tallahassee has the honor of being the only capital city of the south that is positioned east of Mississippi, never to be taken by Union Forces during the Civil War.
Tallahassee residents celebrated a white Christmas in 1989. This is a rare occurrence in this sub-tropical climate.
Tallahassee is home to the third tallest capital building located in the United States. The building is a twenty-three story one that was designed by Edward Durell Stone.
The city is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which is the world’s largest magnet laboratory and also the highest-powered. The equipment in the laboratory is capable of generating a magnetic field that is one million times stronger than the magnetic field of the earth.