History of Punta Gorda, Florida

The City of Punta Gorda, Florida, was founded in 1884 by Colonel Isaac Trabue on 30 acres of land on the southern shore of Charlotte Harbor and was known as the Town of Trabue. On August 1, 1886, the first train of the Florida Southern Railroad arrived in the Town of Trabue marking the beginning of regular passenger service. In 1887, the name of the town was changed to Punta Gorda, Spanish for “Fat Point.” Read More…

Grab a trolley to get a more in-depth understanding of Punta Gorda. The Chamber of Commerce operates fun-filled Land and Sea Tours most Fridays from January to May. It’s a hour trolley tour of Punta Gorda preceded by a hour-and-a-half cruise on Charlotte Harbor. For tickets and more information, send an email or call the Chamber (941) 639-3720. Read more…

Punta Gorda, FloridaTransportation

Punta Gorda makes it easy to get around. The Charlotte County Transit Division provides safe, high quality, convenient and affordable public transportation services to all residents in Charlotte County. Call ahead to reserve a spot for a ride to Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and the surrounding areas. For a small fee, a shuttle picks you up curbside Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 6pm. Read more…

Around Town

Discover Punta Gorda, Florida, by perusing through our Around Town Pages to get an idea of all there is to do. It’s a ton of information, so be prepared to take notes or just remember to bring your smart phone along.