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

Historic Brevard County Courthouse

 
 
Historic Brevard County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 3, 2021
1. Historic Brevard County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Brevard County was founded in 1855 and Titusville became the county seat in 1879. The first courthouse was a two-story classical revival wood structure built in 1882, on land donated by Titusville founder Col. Henry Titus. In 1912, County Commissioners ordered the construction of a new courthouse which opened in March 1913. The old wooden structure was moved to the back of the site and sold at auction. Lightman, McDonald & Co. of Jacksonville built the two-story structure of re-enforced concrete for $30,566. Four large classical columns mark the original main entrance on the east side. On the north and south entrances were two small piazzas with one-story classical columns. County Commissioners, Clerk of the Court, Treasurer, Tax Assessor/Collector, and Surveyor offices were on the first floor. On the second floor were a large courtroom, lawyer’s offices, judge’s chamber, and jury room. In 1926, a three-story wing was added to the west side. On the third floor were jail cells, wardens, quarters, kitchen and hospital ward. Sheriff, other county offices, and vault room were located on the second floor. The courthouse continues to serve Brevard
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County, and the jail facilities on the third floor are no longer used.
 
Erected 2006 by A Florida Heritage Site, sponsored by the Brevard County Historical Commission, the Brevard County Tourist Development Council and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-570.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1913.
 
Location. 28° 36.602′ N, 80° 48.553′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of South Palm Avenue and Pine Street, on the right when traveling south on South Palm Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 506 S Palm Ave, Titusville FL 32796, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brevard County World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); North Brevard County Veterans Honor Roll (here, next to this marker); Brevard County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Brevard County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Records Building (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); LR91-3 Engine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); RL-10 Engine
Historic Brevard County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 3, 2021
2. Historic Brevard County Courthouse Marker
(about 300 feet away); The Legend of the Cresent Moon on the Outhouse Door (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Also see . . .  Old Brevard County Courthouse. (Submitted on January 9, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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