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

The Description and Naming of Florida

 
 
The Description and Naming of Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 8, 2006
1. The Description and Naming of Florida Marker
Inscription.  "And believing that this land was an island, they named it La Florida, because it had a very beautiful view of many and cool woodlands, and because, moreover, they discovered it in the time of the Feast of the Flowers (Pascua Florida) Juan Ponce wished to conform in the name to these two reasons."
Antonio de Herrera

JUAN PONCE de LEON'S PRAYER ON DISCOVERY OF FLORIDA

"Thanks be to thee, O Lord, who hath permitted me to see something new!"
Juan Ponce de Leon
April 2, 1513
 
Erected by The City of Punta Gorda, Florida, in cooperation with Punta Gorda Isles, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. A significant historical date for this entry is April 2, 1513.
 
Location. 26° 54.605′ N, 82° 5.725′ W. Marker is in Punta Gorda, Florida, in Charlotte County. Marker is on Ponce de Leon Parkway, 0.6 miles south of North Marion Court, in the median. Marker is located in the loop 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 4 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Juan Ponce de Leon (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbus G. McLeod - Protector of Plumed Birds (within shouting distance of this marker); First White Man Dies in America (within shouting distance of this marker); Southernmost Railroad Terminal (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Punta Gorda Home Site (approx. 3 miles away); Albert Waller Gilchrist (approx. 3.1 miles away); City of Punta Gorda (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Punta Gorda Bank (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Punta Gorda.
 
Also see . . .  Ponce de Leon Park. (Submitted on February 27, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
The Description and Naming of Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 10, 2021
2. The Description and Naming of Florida Marker
Ponce de Leon Historical Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 10, 2021
3. Ponce de Leon Historical Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 27, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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