Titusville in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Scobie Fish & Oyster Company - 1885
At Main Street, the 600-foot City Dock served as headquarters for the commercial fishing fleet, and home for a series of fish houses built on piling alongside. Commercial fishing was one of our largest industries, and the Indian River became a leading supplier of seafood. Today, Indian River Lagoon continues to offer world-renowned sport fishing. Charter "flats boats" are available with expect guides. Fishing and shrimping can also be enjoyed from Veterans Memorial Pier, just north of here.
"I used to go down to Capt. Joe Smith's fish house on the dock and could buy two big mullet, scaled and cleaned, for a nickel, and all the oysters I could eat for a quarter..."
- Robert Ransom, first town clerk, recalling the Titusville of the late 1800s
Erected by City of Titusville.
Location. 28° 36.742′ N, 80° 48.341′ W. Marker is Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 Indian River Ave, Titusville FL 32796, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Titus House & the Indian River Hotel, c. 1869 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Titus House (about 500 feet away); The Pritchard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Titusville Veteran's Memorial Fishing Pier (approx. 0.6 miles away); Titusville Negro School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oliver's Camp (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site of First Church (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Titusville.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on February 16, 2017.