Charlotte Harbor Cemetery Historical

Charlotte Harbor Cemetery Historical (HM1WNN)

Location: Punta Gorda, FL 33980 Charlotte County
Country: United States of America

N 26° 57.656', W 82° 4.061'

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Established in 1879, Charlotte Harbor Cemetery is the oldest known cemetery in Charlotte County and the final resting place of many local pioneers who braved a subtropical wilderness and Civil War reconstruction to build a settlement on the Charlotte Harbor waterfront. Everyday families, intrepid individuals and noteworthy leaders are all represented here. Their personal monuments are now weathered tombstones.
When Joel Knight died in 1879, his daughter Mary E. (Knight) Giddens and her husband Mathieu Giddens set aside a corner of their property for a burial place. It became the local cemetery for residents over three decades, until the Charlotte Harbor Cemetery land with boundaries as they exist today was deeded to First Methodist Church of Charlotte Harbor (now Trinity United Methodist Church) on May 1, 1908 for $1.00.
The church buildings and the Charlotte Harbor Cemetery were damaged by several hurricanes over the years, including Hurricane Charley in 2004. Meeting continuously since 1879, the small congregation has repaired and renewed the historic grave markers and the cemetery landscape each time. This perpetual-care cemetery is still active and available as a final resting place today.
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HM NumberHM1WNN
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByCharlotte County Board of County Commissioners
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 9:03am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 394029 N 2982555
Decimal Degrees26.96093333, -82.06768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 57.656', W 82° 4.061'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 57' 39.36" N, 82° 4' 3.66" W
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Area Code(s)941
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Foster Ave, Punta Gorda FL 33980, US
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