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.
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. 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. Juan Ponce de Leon (here, next to this marker); Site of Hotel Punta Gorda 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); Fort Ogden (approx. 14.7 miles away).
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 19 times this year. 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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