The Charlotte County Historical Center will provide detailed information about eligibility requirements and application and review procedures for the county marker program. Requests for information may be made by writing to the Charlotte County Historical Center, Grace Street Annex, 514 East Grace St. Punta Gorda, FL 33950, by telephone at 941.629.7278. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, plus 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
The Historical Advisory Committee advises the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners on historical matters and approves Applications for Charlotte County Historical Markers. Meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Charlotte County Historical Center.
Marker Approval Process
Applications shall be submitted on the adopted form to the Historical Advisory Committee through the Historical Center Division staff, who will review them for completeness. The Historical Markers Subcommittee shall review each complete Application for historical accuracy and merit, in compliance with the adopted Criteria, then make its recommendation for approval or disapproval to the Historical Advisory Committee at a regular meeting. The approval of each complete Application shall be decided by a majority vote of the Historical Advisory Committee members in attendance.