Leon County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering Georgia and Wakulla, Liberty, Gadsden and Jefferson Counties.
Leon County was established from a portion of Escambia County in 1824 and named for the Spanish explorer, Juan Ponce de Leon. On the second voyage of Columbus, Ponce de Leon sighted Florida in the spring of 1513 and named the land "Pascua Florida," after the Feast of Flowers being held at that time. Present-day Leon County was the center of the Apalachee Indian culture when Hernando de Soto arrived in 1539.
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is one of the most unique and exquisite state parks in north florida. The garden itself is beautiful, especially during the months of January through April when the garden is in high blooming season making it absolutely stunning. The park however, features much more than just the garden itself. There are two lakes within the park, offering all sorts of water enjoyment throughout the year including swimming, kayaking, boating, and fishing. If that wasn't enough, this park is put over the top with several miles of walking, biking, and equestrian friendly trails that overlook both lakes making the possibilities at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park endless.
Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium, popularly known as "Doak" is located at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Home to the university Florida Seminoles football team, the stadium has a seating capacity of 79,560, and is known as one of the more intimidating places to play.
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, located at Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Florida is home to the FSU Seminoles Men's and Women's basketball teams. The venue also hosts concerts and events and is the largest arena in the panhandle of Florida.
Leon County School District is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida and is educates students in over 50 public schools. The school district to the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee, which is a 32,000 square-foot facility located on beautiful Kleman Plaza in downtown Tallahassee and is meant to create positive learning experiences and long-term interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
We are a private school with a public mission. This means we treat parents as partners, teachers as leaders, and students as individuals. We aim to be a model for what schools can be, both in terms of engagement with the broader community and in cultivating professionalism in the education field.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) was founded in 1887 as a small college of only 15 students. After over 120 years, FAMU has grown to over 9000 students and is one of twelve colleges part of Florida's State University System. It is located in Tallahassee.
Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous institution of higher education in Florida. It is located in Florida's capital, Tallahassee. FSU is an elite university with high GPA and SAT expected scores for incoming freshmen. With over 40,000 students, FSU offers students a welcoming environment, challenging courses, and personal attention to students.
Maclay School is a private, independent, non-sectarian college preparatory school located on 100 beautiful acres in northeast Leon County, Florida, about ten miles north of the state capitol building. It is dedicated to providing a liberal arts education, enabling each student to develop the inherent ability to the fullest extent with a balance of discipline and freedom.