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The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Gonzalez is approximately 13273 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,873 (1990), 4910 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gonzalez is 29.181 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gonzalez to Washington DC is 830 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 180 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gonzalez is positioned 30.57 degrees north of the equator and 87.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The town derives it's names from when the L & N Railroad was built. The engineer laying out the rail line had to put names down for the water/wood stops. The cattle ranch of Manuel Francisco Gonzalez was located there. He was one of the early founders of Pensacola. His land was a gift from the Spanish King Phillip, 1795.
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