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Titusville in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Titusville Florida

 
 
Titusville Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 19, 2019
1. Titusville Florida Marker
Inscription.  Titusville was founded in 1867 and was incorporated in 1886. By 1900 Titusville's population had grown to 900. Shortly after World War II, the city began a period of tremendous growth, stimulated in large part by the development of the United States space industry complex at Cape Canaveral.

After reviewing a number of sites, the government selected the Cape for its launching program. The Cape was advantageous for a number of reasons that included the range length, the availability of land, and the undeveloped nature of the surrounding area. The first launch occurred in 1950.

In 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) began operations at the Cape. NASA was charged primarily with the launching of communication, meteorological, and scientific satellites. In 1963 construction began on the 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) The VAB is the largest single story building in the world and was originally built to allow for the vertical assembly of the Saturn V rocket for the Apollo program.

Titusville continues to be one of the best destinations for viewing launches from the Kennedy Space Center.
Marker detail: Downtown Titusville (<i>undated  circa 1940s</i>) image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Downtown Titusville (undated circa 1940s)
Here at Kirk Point Riverfront Park you can see an unobstructed view of the launches right over the Indian River Lagoon.
 
Location. 28° 33.8′ N, 80° 47.89′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on South Washington Avenue (U.S. 1) just north of Coquina Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located along the walkway in Kirk Point Riverside Park, overlooking the Indian River and Kennedy Space Center to the east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville FL 32780, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Addison/Ellis Canal (approx. 2 miles away); Windover Archaeological Site (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wager's Grocery Store & Wharf - c. 1875 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Titusville Negro School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Titusville Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Titusville School House - 1900 (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Pritchard House (approx. 3.3 miles away); St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
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Marker detail: Kennedy Space Center (<i>aerial view</i>) image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Kennedy Space Center (aerial view)
Titusville Florida Marker  <i>wide view<br>(VAB visible beyond pier  in distant background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 19, 2019
4. Titusville Florida Marker wide view
(VAB visible beyond pier in distant background)
NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) image. Click for full size.
By Patrick O'Brien, May 11, 2009
5. NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)
VAB Facts:
Covers 8 acres
525 feet tall x 716 feet long x 518 feet wide
Encloses 129,428,000 cubic feet of space
The flag on the building is 209 feet tall x 110 feet wide
Each stripe is 9 feet wide
Each star is 6 feet across
The blue field on the flag is the size of a regulation basketball court
Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch  STS-125<br>(<i>view from Kennedy Space Center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2009
6. Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch STS-125
(view from Kennedy Space Center)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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