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

Albert Waller Gilchrist

(1858-1926)

 
 
Albert Waller Gilchrist Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 8, 2006
1. Albert Waller Gilchrist Marker
Inscription.  A founder of Punta Gorda, he was a resident until his death. Served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives in 1893, 1895, 1903 and was House Speaker in 1905. He resigned as Brig. Gen. of the Florida Militia and enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Volunteers during the Spanish-American War. He was discharged a captain. He served as Governor 1909-1913. Was noted for rugged honesty, good humor, and concern for others. Gilchrist County was named for him.
 
Erected 1963 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-109.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Spanish-American.
 
Location. 26° 56.02′ N, 82° 3.2′ W. Marker is in Punta Gorda, Florida, in Charlotte County. Marker is at the intersection of West Marion Avenue and Harvey Street, on the left when traveling north on West Marion Avenue. Marker is located on city hall grounds. 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
Albert Waller Gilchrist Marker located to the right of sidewalk past palms. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 18, 2014
2. Albert Waller Gilchrist Marker located to the right of sidewalk past palms.
marker. City of Punta Gorda (within shouting distance of this marker); The Punta Gorda Bank (about 400 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 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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