Caroline Brevard Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
"God, Home and Country"
Capital City of Florida
Before the arrival of the Spanish, French, or
English colonists to the North Florida area, the earliest inhabitants were the
Apalachee Indians. These early settlers benefited from an abundance of natural
resources and moderate climate to create a distinct and thriving culture.
During the mid 17th century, the Apalachee
Indians and Spanish missionaries occupied the same site (San Luis de Talimali)
as governmental and religious headquarters. Today this site is used as an
open-air museum as well as an on-going archaeological site.
Tallahassee's modern roots were established
in April 1824 when John McIver and party of six camped near the present day
capital. A short time thereafter, Judge John Robinson and Sherrodd McCall began
clearing land for what would become the site for the first legislative council
building. On December 11, 1824 the area was officially named "Tallahassee" from
the Muskogee word meaning "old town".
Tallahassee offers an interesting blend of
the old and the new. Rolling hills, antebellum homes, and canopy roads open the
window to the past. The history of the area is rich and invites one to take a
closer look. Old plantations, such as Pebble Hill Plantation, located between
Tallahassee and Thomasville, offer the visitor a unique experience of time gone
As the center of Florida's government and
home to three universities and numerous high-tech enterprises, Tallahassee also
has a cosmopolitan side.
invite you to contact Registrar,
Cathy Moon, for information about
membership and information on our Chapter.
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