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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cape Canaveral, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Brevard County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Brevard County, FL (204) Indian River County, FL (29) Orange County, FL (103) Osceola County, FL (13) Seminole County, FL (107) Volusia County, FL (324)  BrevardCounty(204) Brevard County (204)  IndianRiverCounty(29) Indian River County (29)  OrangeCounty(103) Orange County (103)  OsceolaCounty(13) Osceola County (13)  SeminoleCounty(107) Seminole County (107)  VolusiaCounty(324) Volusia County (324)
Location of Cape Canaveral, Florida
    Brevard County (204)
    Indian River County (29)
    Orange County (103)
    Osceola County (13)
    Seminole County (107)
    Volusia County (324)
 
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1Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — "We Have Liftoff"
Experience the thrill of the Space Coast. Rockets carrying spacecraft lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, northeast of Port Canaveral. The Port is the best viewing site for launches. Every U.S. manned space mission and hundreds of . . . Map (db m164405) HM
2Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Cape Canaveral Air Force StationAIAA Historic Aerospace Site
Established by the United States Air Force in 1950 as the Joint Long Range Proving Ground, this area supported the initial development of America’s space program. The era of the Space Age for the U.S. began on this site with the launch of America’s . . . Map (db m154077) HM
3Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
The first missile launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 1950. Space exploration and missile testing still keep the station active. The Air Force operates the historic 1868 Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. Tour the Air Force Space and . . . Map (db m164444) HM
4Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Originally constructed in 1868 overlooking the Cape Canaveral beach. Due to shoreline erosion, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved 1 ½ miles inland in the early 1890s. In July 1894, the light was relit at the new location.Map (db m23522) HM
5Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — F-628 — Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
On May 21, 1838, Florida territorial delegate Charles Downing requested a lighthouse be built on Cape Canaveral. The first lighthouse completed in Jan. 1848 stood 65-feet tall, had a 55-foot tower and a 10-foot lantern room equipped with 15 lamps on . . . Map (db m64798) HM
6Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — F-857 — Carter-Fuller Mound Complex
Before modern construction a complex of six burial mounds occupied this location. They were built by the ancestors of the prehistoric Ais tribe, a group who occupied the Cape Canaveral area at the time of European contact. Based on pottery styles . . . Map (db m101390) HM
7Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Complex 14
Vc = Ro √(g/Ro+h) "… one of the most complex tasks ever presented to man in this country -- the achievement of manned flight in orbit around the earth." - John F. Kennedy Thirty-Fifth President of the United States This marker . . . Map (db m69963) HM
8Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Cruise In, Cruise Out
Port Canaveral is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. Millions of passengers pass through the terminals every year on their way to relaxation and adventure. Some cruise liners are homeported here. For others, this is a port of call. . . . Map (db m164415) HM
9Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — First United States Space Launch31 January 1958
On this date the U.S. Army’s Ballistic Missile Agency launched the United States’ first space craft—Explorer 1. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the State University of Iowa developed the satellite payload which was launched on an Army . . . Map (db m154079) HM
10Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — From Village to Mega-Port
Port Canaveral began as a small oil and fishing port. Today, the first-class, deep-water harbor can serve import, export and other industries. Through the years, generations of fishing families have taken their daily catch to market. Some of the . . . Map (db m164411) HM
11Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Historic Downtown Titusville
Titusville is the oldest community on the Indian River. After the Civil War, Titusville went on to spur the region’s transportation, business and shopping growth. Buildings in the historic area date from 1895 to 1926, when the Florida Land . . . Map (db m164440) HM
12Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Launch Complex 34Friday, 27 January 1967 — 1831 Hours —
Dedicated to the living memory of the crew of the Apollo 1: U.S.A.F Lt. Colonel Virgil I. Grissom U.S.A.F. Lt. Colonel Edward H. White, II U.S.N. Lt. Commander Roger B. Chaffee They gave their lives in service to their country . . . Map (db m72912)
13Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Military at Work in the Port
There’s a strong military presence at the port. The Naval Ordnance Test Unit operates the Navy Port and ballistic missile submarines use the Trident Turning Basin for maintenance. The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force and Military Sealift . . . Map (db m164399) HM
14Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Navaho
Prime Contractor: North American Aviation Type: Intercontinental Guided Missile The Navaho was a rocket-launched, air breathing, long-range intercontinental guided missile. The Navaho was considered to have the range, accuracy, and . . . Map (db m164869) HM WM
15Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Port Canaveral Historic MilestonesCruise Industry
1964 – First cruise ship visit, S/S Yarmouth 1980 – First Queen Elizabeth II visit 1982 – First Cruises to Nowhere, S/S Scandinavian Seas 1984 – First homeported ship, Premier Cruise Lines S/S . . . Map (db m59645) HM
16Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Port Canaveral Historic MilestonesFishing and Cargo Industries
1953 – Commercial fishing began 1954 – First oil imported for Central Florida power plants 1955 – First merchant ship, S/S Mormac Spruce arrived 1962 – First bulk cement silos built 1966 – First . . . Map (db m59647) HM
17Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Port Canaveral Historic MilestonesSpace
1961 – Freedom 7, First space capsule recovered through the Port 1989 – Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 136 activated 1989 – First quadramodal connection between sea, land, air and space 1992 – SPACEHAB, First FTZ . . . Map (db m59648) HM
18Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Port Canaveral Historic MilestonesNorth Side Development / South Side Development
North Side Development 1971 – Courageous, First Coast Guard Cutter, arrived 1974 – First warehouse built 2000 – Container Yard completed South Side Development 1965 – First refrigerated . . . Map (db m59665) HM
19Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Port Canaveral Historic MilestonesEnvironment and Recreation
1968 – Jetty Park Opened 1990 – Central Park (renamed Freddie Patrick Park) opened 1992 – First Florida deepwater port to develop an Inlet Management Plan 1995 – Malcolm E. McLouth Fishing Pier dedicated 1995 . . . Map (db m59666) HM
20Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Port Canaveral Historic MilestonesNovember 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 . . . Map (db m59729) HM
21Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Port Canaveral Historic MilestonesMilitary
. . . Map (db m69964) HM
22Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — To and From the Banana River
Florida’s largest lock connects the ocean to the Banana River. Ships, fishing and pleasure boats, barges and even space vehicles use Canaveral Lock to access the Port. Gates on the extra-wide lock open to adjust water levels. This ensures . . . Map (db m164418) HM
 
Apr. 15, 2021