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Punta Gorda in Charlotte County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

City of Punta Gorda

 
 
City of Punta Gorda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 18, 2014
1. City of Punta Gorda Marker
Inscription.  Spanish fishermen from Cuba first gave the name "Punta Gorda" to this area in the early 1800's. The City was originally platted as "Trabue" by Isaac H. Trabue on February 24, 1885. The City of Punta Gorda came into being when a group of men met in a home on Cross Street and decided that the community should be incorporated. They walked to Pine Level and filed the necessary papers on December 7, 1887.
 
Erected 1963 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with The City of Punta Gorda. (Marker Number F-112.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 26° 56.034′ N, 82° 3.182′ W. Marker is in Punta Gorda, Florida, in Charlotte County. Marker is at the intersection of West Marion Avenue and Goldstein Street, on the left when traveling north on West Marion Avenue. Marker is located on a wall in front of city hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 326 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda FL 33950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albert Waller Gilchrist (within shouting distance of this marker);
City of Punta Gorda Marker on wall image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 18, 2014
2. City of Punta Gorda Marker on wall
The Punta Gorda Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Punta Gorda Home Site (about 500 feet away); Hector House Plaza: The Founding of Punta Gorda (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Hotel Punta Gorda (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charlotte County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Punta Gorda Railroad Depot (approx. half a mile away); Charlotte High School (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Punta Gorda.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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