Punta Gorda in Charlotte County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
First White Man Dies in America
Bahia del Espiritu Santo-1513
Erected by The City of Punta Gorda, Florida, in cooperation with Punta Gorda Isles, Inc.
Location. 26° 54.613′ N, 82° 5.744′ W. Marker is in Punta Gorda, Florida, in Charlotte County. Marker is on 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 Juan Ponce de Leon (here, next to this marker); Site of Hotel Punta Gorda (approx. 3.3 miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); 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. 14˝ 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 April 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.