Titusville & all of Brevard County links
Founded in 1867 when Confederate Col. Henry Titus stepped ashore on the banks of the Indian River. Col. Titus came to Sand Point with the idea of building a town on land owned by his wife Mary, and overlooking the Indian River, they built the first hotel and named it “The Titus House”. The Colonel and Mary donated land for the first courthouse, four churches, laid out many of the town’s streets, thus establishing a link to the outside world by connecting the St. Johns and Indian Rivers with mule-drawn wagons.
Today’s “Titusville” might have been known as “Riceville” had it not been for Col. Titus winning a match of dominoes against Capt. Clark Rice thus determining which player would rename the town. It was then that Sand Point became Titusville, Florida in 1873. Read More
Located halfway between Jacksonville and Miami, Brevard County extends 72 miles from north to south, and averages 26.5 miles wide. Marshes in the western part of this county are the source of the St. Johns River.
Cities/Towns – Barefoot Bay, Cape Canaveral (Port Canaveral), Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Grant, Indialantic, Indian Harbor Beach, Malabar, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Merritt Island, Micco, Palm Bay, Palm Shores, Port St. John, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Suntree, Titusville (County Seat), Valkaria, Viera, West Melbourne.
Brevard County is located in central eastern Florida along the Atlantic Ocean. Influenced by the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County is also known as the Space Coast. As such, it was designated with the telephone area code 321, as in 3-2-1 liftoff. The county is named after Theodore Washington Brevard, an early settler, and state comptroller. Read More
Canova Beach Park:
Home to Brevard County’s only dog-friendly beach, this 9 acre park includes a pavilion, grill & picnic shelter, restrooms and outside showers. One of the 3 dune crossovers is wheelchair accessible. There is no cost. All dogs must be leashed and wearing tags showing license and vaccinations. Waste bags and receptacles are available.
Brevard County Parks & Recreation manages 108 parks, 3 campgrounds, 3 golf courses, 6 nature centers, 42 beach access sites, 13 school athletic sites, and more than 17,000 acres of Environmentally Endangered Lands sanctuaries and conservation areas. Featuring educational programs and nature centers to increase awareness and promote preservation of the environment. For those who love the outdoors, Brevard’s parks provide for activities such as golf, camping, horse trails, fishing and boating, swimming and various watersports as well as many other sports. Read More
Brevard Public Schools is the 48th largest district in the U.S. and the 10th largest district in Florida. As the largest employer in Brevard County, BPS employs approximately 9,000 staff members serving over 73,000 students annually. With 82 schools, 20 special centers, and 10 charter schools, the district educates its students in 17 different municipalities across the Space Coast. Brevard Public School’s goal is to serve our community and enhance students’ lives by delivering the highest quality education in a culture of dedication, collaboration and learning. Read More
Brevard Zoo is open daily:
9:30 AM – 5 PM – Last admission is 4:15 PM
- Adults $17.95
- Seniors $16.95
- Children ages 3 – 11 $13.95
- Children under 3 FREE
Visitors to the Brevard Zoo will enjoy walking along the boardwalk to explore the native Florida forest and observe the tropical rainforest as well as a myriad of primates and birds.
Spend a day and share memories that will last a lifetime. Read More
Beaches & Attractions:
Visit Florida’s Space Coast where your next adventure awaits! With over 72 miles of beach along Florida’s Atlantic coast, it’s easy to find your space in the sand, claim it as your own and soak up the sun! So if you’re planning a romantic weekend getaway for two, a fun-filled vacation for the family, or just a weekend gathering with good friends, we invite you to stay, plant your beach chair in the sand and breathe in the ocean air. Located in east Central Florida 45-minutes from Orlando and the Orlando Airport, we are Orlando’s closest beach. Florida’s Space Coast towns include: Titusville, Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Melbourne Beaches, Viera and Palm Bay. Read More
Cocoa Beach offers all the best with over 6 miles of ocean beaches, 3 oceanfront parks, as well as the best in Hotel/Motel accommodations. There is a wide range of dining choices to meet every desire. While you are here, watch a space launch from the Beach! Kennedy and Cape Canaveral Space Launch Centers are just a few miles to the north. Even the locals come out to watch the spectacular views of day and night launches. Or spend a day visiting the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – less than 30 minutes away. The Orlando Area attractions: Disney World, Epcot, Sea World, Universal and MGM Studios are all within 60 miles. Everything from beachside cafes to jazz and comedy clubs to end your evening. Read More
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge:
The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge offers trails and boat ramps from sunrise to sunset daily as well as Bairs Cove boat ramp for night launching. The Visitor Information Center is open daily except for Federal holidays. Read More
Playalinda Beach is well known for being one of Florida’s few nude beaches. Why not beat the Florida heat and take it all off? Just be sure to bring plenty of sunblock. Playalinda is a Federally-owned beach with four miles of road leading to 13 dune crossovers with ample parking. Dune 13 is where it all changes. At dunes 1-13 you will find clothed fishermen as well as families enjoying the surf. On the other side of Dune 13 (also known as 13-b) is where you will find swimmers and sunbathers wearing nothing but their birthday suit. Just another “day at the beach”. Read More
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