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Leon County, located in the Florida Panhandle, is the home of the state capital, Tallahassee, which also serves as the county seat. The county was created in 1824 and named for Ponce De Leon, the Spanish explorer who is credited with discovering Florida. The county is bordered by Georgia to the north and the Ochlockonee River to the west. The total area is 702 square miles, and the 2010 population was 275,487. The landscape is gently rolling hills, part of the Red Hills region.

Tallahassee is a center for government, trade, agriculture, scientific research, and higher education. The city is the home of Florida State University and Florida A&M University. The residents have the highest average education level of any county in the state.

The location of Tallahassee was selected as the capital before there was a settlement there, simply because the site was roughly centered between Pensacola and St. Augustine, the former West and East Florida capitals. The first capitol building was constructed of logs in 1824. A Greek revival masonry building was erected in 1845, at the time of statehood. Although the “old capitol” still stands as a museum, a new 25-floor high-rise building, the tallest in the city, was constructed in front of it in 1977 to replace it as the center of state government.

The Leon County Jail is administered by the Sheriff’s Office. Built in 1993, it can house over 1,000 male and female adult and juvenile inmates. The jail is located at 535 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. The mailing address for inmates is P.O. Box 2278, Tallahassee, Florida 32316. The jail operates a work camp and releases cleared inmates to participate in work details in the county. Inmates must submit a list of visitors for approval and schedule the visits. To inquire about an inmate, jail regulations, or the visitation schedule, call the jail at 850-606-3500.

Leon County Detention Facility Address: 2528 MUNICIPAL WAY TALLAHASSEE FL 32302