Location in Leon County, Florida
|ZIP code||32317 (Tallahassee, FL)|
Evergreen Hills Plantation, a large cotton plantation, occupied the land that is now or extremely close to Capitola. From 1908 through the 1940s Capitola was served by the Florida Central Railroad. Capitola was originally called the town of Mays. Some of the first families that moved into Capitola were the Duprees, Boyds, and the Upchurches.
On March 7, 2008 a confirmed EF1 tornado struck the community with winds estimated at 105 miles per hour. Six to eight houses were damaged near the intersection of Capitola and Whitehouse roads. One minor injury was reported.
The small town of Capitola, with just a few dozen residents in eastern Leon County, is often overshadowed by its neighbor, Chaires, to the southwest. Fire and rescue services are provided to the community by the Chaires-Capitola Volunteer Fire Department.
The heart of town is marked by the Capitola Joy Mart, a small grocery / convenience store. The area is also home to the Capitola Baptist Church which was established in 1926 and The Capitola Cemetery, where the towns namesake is buried, Capitola DuPree. The Cemetery is located off of Cap Tram road in a very wooded area. Capitola is known for its beautiful southern landscapes with several farms inside the heart of it.
|Capitola Governmental Representation|
|County Commission At-Large||Cliff Thaell||Democrat|
|County Commission At-Large||Ed DePuy||Republican|
|U.S. House||Ander Crenshaw||Republican|
|Florida House||Loranne Ausley||Democrat|
Note: DePuy was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in 2004.