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

Juan Ponce de Leon

 
 
Juan Ponce de Leon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 5, 1998
1. Juan Ponce de Leon Marker
Inscription.  Born - San Tierra de Campos, Palencia, Spain - 1460
Died - Havana, Cuba - (probably Mid-June) - 1522
Interred - Entombment beneath the high altar of the Dominican Cathedral of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Epitaph to Ponce de Leon
"Beneath this stone repose the bones of the valiant Lion whose deeds surpassed the greatness of his name."
 
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.
 
Location. 26° 54.613′ N, 82° 5.741′ W. Marker is in Punta Gorda, Florida, in Charlotte County. Marker can be reached from 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Columbus G. McLeod - Protector of Plumed Birds (here, next to this marker); First White Man Dies in America (here, next to
Juan Ponce de Leon Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 5, 1998
2. Juan Ponce de Leon Memorial
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this marker); The Description and Naming of Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); Southernmost Railroad Terminal (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Punta Gorda Home Site (approx. 3.1 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.
 
Juan Ponce de Leon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 10, 2021
3. Juan Ponce de Leon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on June 28, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 25, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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