This historical marker is located at the intersection of West Marion Avenue and Harvey Street in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Gilchrist was a founder of Punta Gorda and was a resident until his death. He served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives in 1893, 1895, and 1903. He was speaker of the house in 1905. He served as governor in Florida in 1909–1913. He served in the Florida militia.