What’s Going On In Charlotte Florida?

February 14, 2012 by pdupont · Leave a Comment 

What’s Happening in Charlotte County, Florida?

Charlotte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 141,627. The U.S. Census Bureau 2007 estimate for the county was 152,814. Its county seat is Punta Gorda, Florida. Charlotte County is the sole county in the Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Charlotte County was established April 23, 1921. It was named for the Bay of
Charlotte Harbor. “Charlotte” came from “Carlos” (Spanish), “Charles” (English),
or “Carlos” (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.

Historic places

Historic places in Charlotte County include the Old Charlotte County Courthouse
as well as those on the List of Registered Historic Places in Charlotte County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 859 square
miles (2,224.8 km2), of which 694 square miles (1,797.5 km2)
is land and 166 square miles (429.9 km2) (19.27%) is water. Charlotte
Harbor Estuary is an important natural preserve and one of the most productive
in Florida.

Cities in Charlotte County, FL

  1. Punta Gorda
  2. Babcock Ranch
  3. Boca Grande
  4. Charlotte Harbor
  5. Murdock
  6. Placida
  7. Port Charlotte
  8. Solana

Attractions & Activities

You can visit attractions like the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, Bowland
Port Charlotte, Babcock Wilderness Adventures and also Charlotte Stone Crabs
(Ripken) Baseball.

Charlotte County also offers Biking at Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park or Charlotte
County Bikeways.

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