Monday, February 15, 2016

Burnt Store Road History Revealed

Long shrouded in mystery, Burnt Store Road now winds itself from somewhere near Taylor Road, abruptly ends at Jones Loop and picks up again across 41 to meander down through Charlotte County into Lee past Burnt Store Marina.  Many of Punta Gorda's communities have been built along the road, and residents are frequently curious about the origins of its name.

Graham Segger, a seasonal resident of Burnt Store Marina, was one of those and has spent considerable time researching both the name and the history.  Before Vernon Peeples passing, he too was curious and researched and wrote about the history much of which he shared with Mr. Segger.  

Mr. Segger will conduct a class Wednesday, February 24 from 10-11:30 at  The Renaissance Academy, Florida Gulf Coast, 117 Herald Court.  Based on his research and recent ebook, "Where Do We Live, Research by a Seasonal Resident of Burnt Store Road," Mr. Segger will reveal much about the history, geography, environment, and development of the area.   

To register: go to or email or call (941) 505-0130.  Class is $18.