Charlotte County, Florida

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South Florida Pioneers Index
Archive Resource
Additional Links
Look Up Request
Vital Records

Mail list for queries and lookup request:

Site Navigation

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.
Page Printing
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.

Current Projects

South Florida Pioneers full name index

South Florida Pioneers is a collection of newsletters created by Richard M. Livingston and published between 1974 and 1987.  A invaluable resource for those seeking information on the early settlers of Southwest Florida.  A surname index was included with the newsletters, but failed to provide a full given name.  Thus the new project.

For this project we are seeking assistances for the index.  The project is page by page, you can help by doing just a single page, or if you have more time, additional pages.  All work will be online, you will be able to view the page of the newsletter, and transcribe the full name.  Want more information, or to sign up, drop me a message at

Once we have the index, it will be presented here and available for download, FREE of charge to anyone wishing to view and access.

As the South Florida Pioneers is a copyrighted work, no access to the collection is provided.  If you are interested in purchasing the collection, please review the DeSoto County Historical Society page


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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.


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Assistant State Coordinator
are Jo BranchTaneya  Koonce, Tom Parker
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