Cape Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Port Canaveral Historic Milestones
November 4, 1953
Port dedicated by U.S. Senator Spessard L. Holland. Serving on the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners: Colonel Noah Butt, Chairman; David S. Nisbet; L.M. Carpenter; A.A. Dunn and G.W. Laycock. N.M. Argabrite, Secretary. Barbara Smith, Assistant Secretary.
1878 – Harbor proposed to Congress by U.S. Navy
1939 – Canaveral Port Authority established by Florida Legislature
1941 – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommended construction
1945 – Congress approved construction
1950 – Construction began
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 28° 24.503′ N, 80° 36.914′ W. Marker is in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Glen Cheek Drive and Flounder Street, on the right when traveling west on Glen Cheek Drive. 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 walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 300 feet away, measured Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 0.2 miles away); "We Have Liftoff" (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Village to Mega-Port (approx. 0.2 miles away); Military at Work in the Port (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cruise In, Cruise Out (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Canaveral.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is one of a series of seven Port Canaveral Historic Milestone Markers along Glen Cheek Drive.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.