Historic Markers Across Florida



Southernmost Railroad Terminal



Marker ID: FLHM F-114
Location: Marion Avenue at entrance to Punta Gorda Isles
County: Charlotte
Coordinates: N 26° 55.460    W 082° 04.325
  26.92433333    -82.07208333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2WY7
 



Text:

On this site, in 1887, ended the southernmost railroad trackage in the U.S. Florida Southern Railway´s narrow-gauge tracks run out on a 4,000 foot "Long Dock," where connections were made with New Orleans, Key West, and Havana steamers of the Morgan Line. Sailing schooners and paddle wheelers were a common sight. Governor Albert Waller Gilchrist, then a young civil engineer, was in charge of construction. The railroad was extended South in 1904.

Florida. Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with Punta Gorda Isles, Inc. - 1984


Notes:

City: Punta Gorda, FL