Punta Gorda in Charlotte County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
First White Man Dies in America
Bahia del Espiritu Santo-1513
Erected by The City of Punta Gorda, Florida, in cooperation with Punta Gorda Isles, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is May 24, 1513.
Location. 26° 54.613′ N, 82° 5.744′ W. Marker is in Punta Gorda, Florida, in Charlotte County. Marker is on Ponce de Leon Parkway 0.9 miles west of Colony Point Drive, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in 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. Juan Ponce de Leon (here, next to this marker); Columbus G. McLeod - Protector of Plumed Birds (here, next to 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 297 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.