Photo: Clarance L. Babcock House, ca. 1920, 25537 Shore Drive, Punta Gorda, FL. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. Photographed by User:Ebyabe (own work), 2010, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2012.
The Charlotte County Courthouse is located at 350 East Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950; phone: 941‑637‑2199. Charlotte County administrative offices are located at 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948; phone: 941‑743‑1944.
Created in 1921, Charlotte County was named for the Bay of Charlotte, which in turn had been named by the English in 1775 in honor of the wife of King George III, Charlotte Sophia. [en.wikipedia.org, Charlotte County, Florida, accessed October, 2012.]