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Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Southern Gopher Tortoise

 
 
The Southern Gopher Tortoise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
1. The Southern Gopher Tortoise Marker
Inscription.  The Gopher Tortoises living at the Light Station are descendants of tortoises that have lived here for generations. Several of them are well over 30 years old. These land animals are members of the: reptile family, and dig burrows that can be over 10 feet deep and 30 feet long. They can live 80 or more years. The Southern Gopher Tortoise is an endangered and protected species. Disturbing them, harming them, or removing them from the property are punishable offenses.
 
Erected by Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsCommunicationsEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list.
 
Location. 29° 4.838′ N, 80° 55.639′ W. Marker is in Ponce Inlet, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from South Peninsula Drive 0.2 miles south of Ocean Way Drive, on the left when traveling south. The marker is on the grounds of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
The Southern Gopher Tortoise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
2. The Southern Gopher Tortoise Marker
& Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Port Orange FL 32127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Principal Keeper's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Principal Keeper's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladys Meyer Davis Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Assistant Keeper's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze Bell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mosquito Inlet (about 300 feet away); Jesse Linzy (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ponce Inlet.
 
Also see . . .  Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association (Submitted on January 16, 2018.) 
 
Ponce de Leon Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
3. Ponce de Leon Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 110 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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