Historic Markers Across Florida

City of Punta Gorda

Marker ID: FLHM F-112
Location: City Hall, 326 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda
County: Charlotte
Coordinates: N 26° 56.042    W 082° 03.173
  26.93403333    -82.05288333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM3EG6


Spanish fisherman from Cuba first gave the name "Punta Gorda" to this area in early 1800´s. The City was originally platted as "Trabue" by Isaac H. Trabue on February 24, 1885. The City of Punta Gorda came into being when a group of men met in a home on Cross Street and decided that the community should be incorporated. They walked to Pine Level and filed the necessary papers on December 7, 1887.

Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with The City of Punta Gorda - 1963


City: Punta Gorda, FL