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Centerville is an unincorporated community in north central Leon County, Florida, United States, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Bradfordville and 8 miles (12.8 km) north of Tallahassee at the intersection of County Road 0342 (Bradfordville Road) and County Road 151 (Centerville Road).

Location of Centerville, Florida
Location of Centerville, Florida
  • Elevation: 180 feet (55 m)

Location

Centerville, while rural, encompasses part of a large housing development of Killern Acres and also a few homes on Roberts Road, Centerville Road, and Bradfordville Road. Centerville's boundaries are not distinct but it is fair to say that Centerville is bordered on the north by Felkel.

History

Civil War history

Soldiers from Centerville enlisted in Company K, 5th Florida Infantry. The following soldiers are interred at Old Pisgah Methodist Church Cemetery. None died during any battles.

  • Pvt. Andrew Fraser Berry - Born November 1839. Previous resident of Thomasville, Georgia. More details
  • 2nd Lieutenant James B. Conner - Born January 22, 1840 in Leon County. More details
  • Pvt. Wesley, R. Felkel - Born in 1837 in South Carolina. More details
  • Pvt George Washington Jeffcoat - Born March 12, 1833 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. More details
  • Pvt. Irvin Watson Gramling - Born October 30, 1840. Farmer, Leon County. More details
  • Pvt. Wilber Wightman Gramling - Born March 30, 1843 in Spartanburg, SC. Previously resident Thomasville, Georgia [1]
  • Pvt. James F. Harley - Born April 30, 1862 in Centerville. More details
  • 2nd Sergeant William Thomas Snipes - Born on April 13, 1838. Previous resident of Thomasville, Georgia. More details

Political

Centerville Area Governmental Representation
Position Name Party

County Commission At-Large Cliff Thaell Democrat
County Commission At-Large Akin Akinyemi Democrat
Commissioner Dist. 4 Bryan Desloge Republican
U.S. House Steve Southerland, II Republican
Florida House Michelle R. Vasilinda Democrat
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