DeSoto Site Historic State Park

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Desoto Site Historic State Park
A photo of a historical marker at the park
Historical marker
A map of Florida showing the location of Desoto Site Historic State Park
A map of Florida showing the location of Desoto Site Historic State Park
Location Leon County, Florida, US
Nearest city Tallahassee, FL
Coordinates 30°26′07″N 84°16′08″W / 30.435323°N 84.268811°W / 30.435323; -84.268811Coordinates: 30°26′07″N 84°16′08″W / 30.435323°N 84.268811°W / 30.435323; -84.268811[1]
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)[1]

DeSoto Site Historic State Park is a Florida state park located in Tallahassee, Florida. It consists of 5 acres (20,000 m2) of land near Apalachee Parkway including the residence of former Governor John W. Martin. The site is intended to initiate research and education on nearly four centuries of recorded history beginning with Hernando de Soto's use of the site as a winter encampment in 1539 to Governor Martin's occupation of Apalachee in the 1930s.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Desoto Site Historic State Park Unit Management Plan". Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Archived from the original on June 22, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Desoto Winter Encampment - Tallahassee, Florida". ExploreSouthernHistory.com. Archived from the original on June 22, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The DeSoto Site: A Unique Piece of Tallahassee History!". Florida Public Archaeology Network. Archived from the original on June 22, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2014.