Cape Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list.
Location. 28° 27.612′ N, 80° 32.598′ W. Marker is in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Lighthouse Road near Control Tower Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Canaveral FL 32920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Cape Canaveral Lighthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); First United States Space Launch (approx. 2.1 miles away); Complex 14 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Launch Complex 34 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Canaveral.
Also see . . . Lighthouse Friends. com. The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse witnessed the launch of the cape’s first rocket, Bumper 8, on July 24, 1950, and has had a front-row seat for subsequent launches associated with the Gemini, Mercury, and Apollo programs. Rockets still roar into space near the lighthouse and just up the coast are the space shuttle launch pads. The lighthouse, however, has been more than just a bystander in the conquest of space. It is said that Wernher von Braun used to stand on the railed gallery outside the lantern room to observe the early launches from Complex 4. (Submitted on October 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,141 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.