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By Tim Fillmon, June 8, 2016
Charlotte Harbor Cemtery Marker
Florida (Charlotte County), Charlotte Harbor — Charlotte Harbor Cemetery
Established in 1879, Charlotte Harbor Cemetery is the oldest known cemetery in Charlotte County and the final resting place of many local pioneers who braved a subtropical wilderness and Civil War reconstruction to build a settlement on the . . . — Map (db m101018) HM
Florida (Charlotte County), Charlotte Harbor — Hickory Bluff Pioneers
After the Civil War (1861-1865), soldiers stationed in Florida decided to stay for the warm climate as well as for political and financial gain. Some became early pioneers here in Hickory Bluff, not far from the 1872 Charlotte Harbor post office.

. . . — Map (db m101021) HM

Florida (Charlotte County), Charlotte Harbor — Trinity United Methodist Church
A congregation has met at Trinity United Methodist Church continuously since 1873. The first church organized in today's Charlotte County, its members have been an integral part of our history. Joel and Jesse Knight, James McKay and Jacob Summerlin . . . — Map (db m101019) HM
Florida (Charlotte County), Punta Gorda — First White Man Dies in America Bahia del Espiritu Santo-1513
On this day, May 24, ships were sent to seek a mainland colony site and to sound and chart the newly found “Bay of the Holy Spirit” (Charlotte Harbor). For three weeks explorations continued, seldom by land. There were at least three . . . — Map (db m95500) HM
Florida (Charlotte County), Punta Gorda — Juan Ponce de Leon
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 . . . — Map (db m95486) HM
Florida (Charlotte County), Punta Gorda — Site of Hotel Punta Gorda
Hotel Punta Gorda, one the first buildings of any kind constructed in Punta Gorda, opened in January 1888 and served over 3300 guests within its first season. The three story building contained 150 rooms, all with a view of the waters of Charlotte . . . — Map (db m32408) HM

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