|The site can be navigated via the links on the left side of each page, followed by the links across the top, below the title area. Should you encounter a end to the links, the title "Charlotte County" is a link back to this page.|
|Throughout the site, you have access to a memo pad (refer to left side below the Charlotte Co. logo). This memo pad, opens a small window that allows you to make notes during your visit. This window may remain open as you move though the site. Once you have completed your visit, or you have reach the limit of the memo pad (4000 characters), you can print or (should your browser allow) email the memo to your mailbox. In addition, the memo pad will remember any notes you have made and saved, from one visit to another. (The contents of the memo will be lost should you delete cookie files from your computer)|
|As you visit the site, you will note there are some pages that have a large amount of information (warning, if you have a slow connection, some pages may take up to eight minutes to load, currently working on reduce the page sizes during this construction time), there will also be a small box preceding the row of information, if this information is of interest to you, click on it and a check mark will appear. Proceed with your review of the page, checking off as many of the boxes that you wish, once completed, print the page. The only items to be printed are the items you have check off, all of the uncheck items will be disregarded.|
|History Brief |
|Charlotte County was established April 23, 1921. It was named for the Bay of Charlotte Harbor. "Charlotte" came from "Carlos" (English) or "Calos" (Calusa Indian). In 1565, the Spanish named "Carlos Bay," followed by the English in 1775 who named the area Charlotte Harbor in tribute to the Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III. Punta Gorda is the only incorporated city in Charlotte County and is the County Seat.|
On August 13, 2004 Charlotte County was devastated when Hurricane Charley came ashore near Port Charlotte as a Category 4 hurricane.
Charlotte County is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, adjacent to Sarasota, Desoto, Highlands, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties.
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This site is dedicated to my maternal grandfather Benjamin Franklin Jones. He was born in Punta Gorda, 7 March 1922, to James Jackson Jones and Anna Mae Phillips, died in Punta Gorda 8 October 2004.