Punta Gorda in Charlotte County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Juan Ponce de Leon
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.
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. Touch for map. This marker is located in Ponce de Leon Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda FL 33950, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 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 miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hickory Bluff Pioneers Charlotte Harbor Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fort Ogden (approx. 14.7 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 22 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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