Punta Gorda in Charlotte County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Juan Ponce de Leon
Died - Havana, Cuba - (probably Mid-June) - 1522
Interred - Entombment beneath the high altar of the Dominican Cathedral of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Epitaph to Ponce de Leon
"Beneath this stone repose the bones of the valiant Lion whose deeds surpassed the greatness of his name."
Erected by The City of Punta Gorda, Florida, in cooperation with Punta Gorda Isles, Inc.
Location. 26° 54.613′ N, 82° 5.741′ W. Marker is in Punta Gorda, Florida, in Charlotte County. Marker can be reached from Ponce de Leon Parkway 0.9 miles west of Colony Point Drive, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in Ponce de Leon Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda FL 33950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First White Man Dies in America (here, next to this marker); Site of Hotel Punta Gorda (approx. 3.3 miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church Hickory Bluff Pioneers (approx. 3.8 miles away); Charlotte Harbor Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hickory Bluff Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Little Salt Spring (approx. 14.3 miles away); Prehistoric Man Lived Here/Spring Was Once a Cave (approx. 14½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Punta Gorda.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on June 28, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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