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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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First White Man Dies in America (here, next to this marker); Site of Hotel Punta Gorda (approx. 3.3
Juan Ponce de Leon Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 5, 1998
2. Juan Ponce de Leon Memorial
miles away); Hickory Bluff Mound (approx. 3˝ miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hickory Bluff Pioneers (approx. 3.8 miles away); Charlotte Harbor Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hickory Bluff Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Punta Gorda Army Air Field World War II (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Punta Gorda.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 40 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. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jul. 14, 2020