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North Brevard History - Titusville, Florida

Colonel Titus - founder of Titusville, Florida

Titusville will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2017. Click here for information.

North Brevard Historical Museum
Operated by the Historical Society of North Brevard, Inc.
Museum Front

301 South Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 5265
Titusville, FL 32783
(321) 269-3658
Downtown; U.S. Rt.1, Corner of Main St.

The Society meets
the 4th Monday of the month
About the Society


24th Annual
Afternoon in the Park

Saturday, March 18th
11:00am - 4:00pm
Fox Lake Park

Afternoon in the Park & BBQ
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Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday
10:00am - 3:00pm

NEWEST -- MULLET ROW - The Fishing Industry in Early Titusville, Florida.
NEWER -- The evolution of transportation in early Indian River County & Titusville, FL.
NEW -- The Harvard or Canaveral Club - Titusville, Florida



Brigadier General Ellerbe W. Carter: his family & his home A Brief History of Smilin' Jack and EAA Chapter 866
Titusville's "Bay of Biscay - 1885 map A tour of some historic grave markers in Titusville, Florida's
Oaklawn Memorial Gardens
Steamboats on the Indian River by Michael Knight Historic Preservation Board - City of Titusville, FL
A History of the Negro School in Titusville, Florida - 1883-1956 The Merrit Island Adventure
This YouTube video is a documentary of the lives of the homesteaders living on Merritt Island.
The Dorr Briggs home with family & friends in 1938

Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science
Lesson Plans for Grades One Through Six

Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Titusville
The Parrish Family & Nevins Fruit Company
Captain Stephen Bravo Story with Song by Chris Kahl Bee Head Ranch, Christmas, FL ca: 1993
The Saga of Colonel Henry Theodore Titus
Told by His Youngest Daughter Minnie Titus Ensey
to Fedora Ensey Gray of Miami
North Brevard Heritage Foundation
The historic 1891 Pritchard House
Edward D. Hopkins, father of Mary Evelina Hopkins, Col. Henry Titus' wife
Yvonne Thornton's Cape Canaveral Lighthouse pictures
Life along the Indian River Lagoon during the 1950's, 60's & 70's by Laurilee Thompson Photo Tour of the Museum (2002)
THE STORY OF THE WINDOVER DIG Historical Markers of North Brevard Florida     Historical Markers
A HISTORY OF NORTH BREVARD Guide to Historical Landmarks
LaGrange Church History The Harry & Harriette Moore Story
Story of the Ellis/Addison Canal Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Story of the Hernandez Trail Historic Titusville Walking Tour
Clifton Colored School ca: 1890 Titusville in the Early 50's (aerial photo)
Bob Paty's Historic Photos - B&W Bob Paty's Historic Photos - color
History of North Brevard Schools Titusville in the 50's (aerial photo)
Titusville to Enterprise Railroad History JFK's visit to NASA on 11/16/63
Post Cards from North Brevard's Past 1952 NASA & Titusville Beach area maps
Indian River Historical Cruise 1954 Map of Merritt Island NWR (comparison)


City of Titusville, FL Historic Preservation Board
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum Fort Christmas
U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum American Police Hall of Fame
Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science BCC Planetarium and Observatory
Brevard Heritage Council Florida Historical Society - Cocoa
Florida Memory Project
Florida History Internet Center Florida Office of Cultural, Historical and Information Programs
Air America Foundation The Florida State Archives
Click to see the 1967 Centennial Celebration booklet.
to see the brochure
in PDF format and
as a website that is
in development.
Images of America
Brevard County

John T. Manning
Robert H. Hudson

Click here to review
some of the pictures.

Col. Titus

Col. Henry T. Titus

Controversy completely surrounds our founder, Col. Titus, beginning with the date of his birth. Col. Henry T. Titus was born on February 13, 1823, in Trenton, New Jersey, according to the inscription on his tombstone in LaGrange Cemetery. However, the date 1822 is found on one of the beautiful stained-glass memorial windows in St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church. Still another source gives the year of his birth as 1815.


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