Historic Markers Across Florida



The Description and Naming of Florida



Marker ID:  
Location: Ponce de Leon Historical Park, Punta Gorda
County: Charlotte
Coordinates: N 26° 54.606    W 082° 05.724
  26.9101    -82.0954
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2WXT
 



Text:

And believing that this land was an island, they named it La Florida, because it had a very beautiful view of many and cool woodlands, and because, moreover, they discovered it in the time of the Feast of the Flowers (Pascua Florida) Juan Ponce wished to conform in the name to these two reasons."
Antonio de Herrera

JUAN PONCE de LEON´S PRAYER
ON DISCOVERY OF FLORIDA

"Thanks be to thee, O Lord, who hath permitted me to see something new!"
Juan Ponce de Leon
April 2, 1513

The City of Punta Gorda, Florida, in cooperation with Punta Gorda Isles, Inc


Notes:

City: Punta Gorda, FL