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punta gorda

the town of punta gorda is located on the peace river where it meets charlotte harbor in southern charlotte county. punta gorda is the county seat of charlotte county. the town of punta gorda was established in 1887 by a group of white and african-american settlers. one of punta gorda's first city councilmen was albert gilcrest who later became governor of florida. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries punta gorda was a train stop and a fishing village. punta gorda's population grew when the US 41 bridge over charlotte harbor was built in 1921. of interest to the tourist is it's central location in sourhwest florida. punta gorda is positioned about half way between the upscale resort towns of sarasota and naples. for tourists on a budget punta gorda has an excellent location to explore the various attractions of southwest florida. southwest florida beach resort towns are very expensive during the winter tourist season. punta gorda and neighboring port charlotte are one of the least expensive towns to stay at in the area.

  • Last visit to Punta Gorda: Nov 2008
  • Intro Updated Nov 26, 2008
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