Florida's capital, Tallahassee, was chosen because it's in between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast and in line with the northern heading routes out of the state. Even though Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Sarasota, Tampa/Saint Pete and Orlando are all tremendously larger communities, None are at the crossroads of communication and travel.
And yes I do believe that in addition to separation of Church and State, the USA has as much as it can attempted to keep business and governance on separate tables.
Edited by mehaul (Sat Jan 01 2011 08:54 PM)
"...Tomorrow's come a long way to help you."
Tim Davis 'Your Saving Grace' Steve Miller Band (1969)
"...Yesterday's at least a mile back."
Dale Peters 'Dreaming in the Country' James Gang (1971)