Historic Markers Across Florida

Albert Waller Gilchrist (1858-1926)

Marker ID: FLHM F-109
Location: City Hall, 326 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda
County: Charlotte
Coordinates: N 26° 56.019    W 082° 03.199
  26.93365    -82.05331666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2WYA


A founder of Punta Gorda, he was a resident until his death. Served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives in 1893, 1895, 1903 and was House Speaker in 1905. He resigned as Brig. Gen. of the Florida Militia and enlisted as a private in the U.S. Volunteers during the Spanish-American War. He was discharged a captain. He served as Governor 1909- 1913. Was noted for rugged honesty, good humor, and concern for others. Gilchrist
County was named for him.

Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 1983


City: Punta Gorda, FL