North Brevard History - Titusville, Florida



1954 Map of the Rt. 406/402-Haulover Area

From a 1954 map of Brevard Co. Fla.
Portion of the current Merritt Island NWR map.
The two maps superimposed (and rotated).
1954 map of Merritt Island NWR area
2002 map of Merritt Island NWR
2002 map of Merritt Island NWR
TRIVIA:
  • The population of Titusville was 2,604 (Whispering Hills & Indian River City had not been annexed.)
  • Dummitt Cove was spelled with one "t."
  • SR 401 in lower right corner of map (between plots 25 & 30) was access into the U. S. Air Force
  • Eastern Missile Test Center.
  • The name of Mosquito Lagoon had been changed to Indian River Lagoon in an attempt to improve the "visibility" to tourists. This plus a later attempt to change the name of Cape Canaveral to Cape Kennedy was squashed because U.S. Govt. maps & charts would not be changed.
  • SR 406 from the intersection of SR 402 to US 3 was affectionately called "pot hole road," it was not repaved until the early 90's.

June 30, 2019
Good morning!
Was viewing your old aerial maps of the area east of the Indian River...  noticed the comment about SR 406 between SR 402 and SR 3 that it was called Pot Hole Road.  I remember a story my Father told me over 50 years ago.  His Father (Arthur Dunn) and a county drag line operator (maybe Mr. Whitaker) planned to build a shortcut road to SR 3 (a shorter route to Shiloh). To establish the direction, one man was at the SR 402 Beach Road southerly turn and the other at SR 3 when a skyrocket was launched. I have always referred to SR 406 as "Skyrocket Road".
Cheers!
steve DUNN



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