Place:Charlotte, Florida, United States

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NameCharlotte
Alt namesCharlottesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates26.917°N 81.917°W
Located inFlorida, United States     (1921 - )
See alsoDeSoto, Florida, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Charlotte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2010, the population was 159,978. In 2005, the population of the MSA was 154,030.

The U.S. Census Bureau 2007 estimate for the county was 152,814 [1]. Its county seat is Punta Gorda, Florida.

Charlotte County is coextensive with the Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) designated by the Office of Management and Budget and used by the Census Bureau and other agencies for statistical purposes. Punta Gorda is designated as the principal city of the MSA. The Punta Gorda, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area was first defined in 1993.

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History

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

On August 13, 2004 Charlotte County was devastated when Hurricane Charley came ashore near Port Charlotte as a Category 4 hurricane.

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.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1921 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1922 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1930 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1930 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1930 4,013
1940 3,663
1950 4,286
1960 12,594
1970 27,559
1980 58,460
1990 110,975

Research Tips

External links

www.co.charlotte.fl.us/


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