Seldom has the site for a city been deliberately selected, less often has it been chosen in a wilderness, and scarcely ever has a capital been so placed not only many miles from any settlement but far from any single habitation of civilized man. Yet thus it was with Tallahassee when its site was chosen for the seat of government of the Territory of Florida and as the permanent home of its wandering Council.
Society, Florida Historical
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 3:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol3/iss4/4