The first group of astronauts selected for the Space Transportation System (STS) Program began training in 1978.
This group of men and women followed in the footsteps of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) Skylab and . . . — — Map (db m113138) HM
Named for a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Sailing Ship of exploration in the 20th century.
First flight October 3, 1985.
Atlantis was launched into space 33 times and, during 4,848 orbits, flew 126 . . . — — Map (db m113083) HM
This building was constructed to house the offices of the Clerk of the circuit Court, when the nearby wood framed courthouse was thought to be unsafe for storing Brevard County Records. The contract was awarded to L.R. Decker & Co., and was . . . — — Map (db m164329) HM
This historic public building was erected to house the seat of Brevard County government. The first courthouse was a two-story wooden structure built in 1882 on this site, a parcel donated by Col. Henry Titus, founder of Titusville. The town was . . . — — Map (db m164320) HM
To the honor
Brevard County boys
in the World War
This tablet is dedicated
in gratitude and pride
Phillip Perry Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Titusville, Florida . . . — — Map (db m164318) WM
(Successor to Julius Kline's Dry Goods Store)
1892 - 1910
Julius Kline established his dry goods and clothing business around 1892. Destroyed by the 1895 city fire, Kline reopened his business in the adjoining building to the north. In 1902 he . . . — — Map (db m197071) HM
Leroy "Roy" Carpenter was born in 1903 at New Smyrna Beach and moved to Titusville with his parents in 1915. He married Titusville native Grace Morgan in 1925 and they raised
five children, Roy Jr., Merle Ann (Nidy), Jean (Sanders), Walter and . . . — — Map (db m196037) HM
Named for a British exploration ship that sailed in the 19th Century, as well as the Apollo 17 lunar module.
First flight April 4, 1983.
Challenger completed 995 orbits during 10 missions beginning in 1983. . . . — — Map (db m113067) HM
Boston-based ship that explored the Pacific Northwest during the 18th century.
First flight April 12, 1981.
Columbia was the first Space Shuttle Orbiter to launch into space, flying 28 times. In 2003, on . . . — — Map (db m113062) HM
Named for two famous British ships of exploration in the 17th and 18th centuries.
First flight August 30, 1984. Discovery was NASA’s “workhorse shuttle’. During 39 missions, between 1984 and 2011, it spent a . . . — — Map (db m113074) HM
Indian River oranges, one of Florida's most outstanding products were developed in the 19th century by Douglas Dummett. The Dummett family immigrated from the Barbados in 1807. By 1825, Thomas Dummett had acquired sugar plantations on the east . . . — — Map (db m125643) HM
Named by schoolchildren for the famous British ship that took James Cook on his first voyage of exploration in the 18th century.
First flight May 7, 1992.
Endeavour was built to replace Challenger and flew . . . — — Map (db m113080) HM
Enterprise was named for the spaceship from the Star Trek television series.
Flight & Test Orbiter:
First free flight August 12, 1977.
Enterprise was used for the Approach and Landing test program, making five free . . . — — Map (db m113001) HM
In the days of public advocacy against segregation and prejudice could mean lynching and shooting, Harry T. Moore was a true Florida leader. As State NAACP Executive Secretary, he founded the Brevard NAACP Branch and organized more than 77 new . . . — — Map (db m196317) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m164308) HM
The first commercial building on this site, later destroyed in the fire of 1895, was a wood frame structure that housed Brady Bros, Groceries. In 1914, J.E. Easterly built this existing building, #301 for E L. Brady who soon rented it to the . . . — — Map (db m197115) HM
This hardware business was started in 1886 by a 21 year old Ohio man, Frank T. Budge and his partner, Felix G, Fuckabay. Huckabay & Budge Hardware was located in a small building, previously the express office, located on the north side of Main . . . — — Map (db m197026) HM
After operating a private bank for several years, Captain James Pritchard organized the Indian River State Bank in 1888 and built this bank building of brick, where he served as president and W.M Brown was cashier. The bank incorporated in 1889, . . . — — Map (db m197073) HM
The brick building at your left housed Titusville's first bank. Capt. James Pritchard organized the institution, serving as its president for over 20 years. In December 1928, the bank closed, a victim of uncollected loans made during the land boom . . . — — Map (db m197116) HM
Arriving in 1885, the first railroad to Titusville was a 35-mile stretch of track from Enterprise on a line of the Jacksonville, Tampa, and Key West Railroad, the JT&KW. The tracks ran down the middle of Broad Street’s right-of-way, and out onto a . . . — — Map (db m112675) HM
Jules Verne’s mythical journey to the Moon in the 1880’s
was similar to the Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969
Both had three man crews
Both landed in the Pacific Ocean
Both used retro-rockets for descent
Both flights blasted off . . . — — Map (db m112256) HM
"Look across the Indian River… it is from the tract of land east of Titusville that the United States will fire its hopes toward the moon… From now on, Titusville will be known as space exploration headquarters." - . . . — — Map (db m141292) HM
Fredrick A. Losley, an immigrant from Switzerland came to Titusville in 1882 by way of New Orleans and Cedar Key. After moving to Titusville he is credited with opening one of the city’s first saloons, which was located on East Main Street. In 1888 . . . — — Map (db m197109) HM
The LR91 was an American liquid-propellant rocket engine, which was used on the second stages of the Titan I intercontinental ballistic missiles and launch vehicles. This model offered an average of 105,000 pounds of thrust.
This particular . . . — — Map (db m164379) HM
Dedicated to the heroic
soldiers of America
who served their country on
land on the sea and in the air
Our Roll of Honor
Dennis R. Allerton • Joe Roy Avant • Wilbur Bevil • Joseph Cantrell • Sam D. Holmes, Jr. • John M. Kleinman • . . . — — Map (db m164315) WM
Top section of marker:
I Am The Star Spangled Banner.....
Conceived In 1777 Out Of Love
America Bore For Liberty And Honor.
I Am The Memorial Of Countless Heroes Who
Shed Their Blood To Preserve This . . . — — Map (db m115280) WM
This site derives its name from the Oliver family who migrated from Missouri and homesteaded this area of Turnbull Hammock in the early 1870’s. They owned large tracts of timberland and citrus groves, and the main “camp” was located . . . — — Map (db m72737) HM
Initiated in 1958, completed in 1963. Project Mercury was United States’ first man-in-space program. Over 2,000,000 people from many government agencies and aerospace corporations combining their skills and experiences into . . . — — Map (db m116582) HM
The RL-10 was the world’s first operational liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen high energy restartable 2nd stage rocket engine used in space.
Each individual engine produced 15,000 pounds of thrust. On January 29, 1964, a six-engine cluster of . . . — — Map (db m164387) HM
The first flight of a liquid oxygen – gasoline rocket occurred March 16, 1926 in Auburn, Mass. Traveling a distance of 184 feet in 2.5 seconds with an average speed of 60 miles per hour. — — Map (db m112263) HM
Dedicated to the memory of
The 783 brave American
soldiers of the 66th Infantry
Division who lost their lives
on Christmas Eve 1944
when their troop ship
was torpedoed in the
English Channel off
the coast of France.
The . . . — — Map (db m143948) WM
George W. Scobie sailed his 50-foot oyster boat Sophie Fry to Titusville in 1885 and founded the Indian River commercial fishing industry. When rail service arrived, he began shipping large quantities of oysters and fish north. Before long, . . . — — Map (db m101409) HM
In 1887, construction of a church was begun on land donated to the Titusville Episcopal mission by Mary Titus, wife of the town's founder, and J. Dunlin Perkinson, lay reader of the mission. The name of the church was changed from St. John's to St. . . . — — Map (db m101181) HM
The "Olde Dawgs" is a core group of about thirty Titusville High School alumni who graduated between 1958 and 1961. Some attended elementary school together, others joined along the way as their parents moved to Titusville to join the Space Race. . . . — — Map (db m196070) HM
In 1911, Edgar W. Ellis and J. H. Beckwith put together a consortium of developers known as the Titusville Fruit and Farm Lands Company. They acquired 22,500 acres in the western portion of the old Delespine Grant with plans to drain marshland in . . . — — Map (db m50129) HM
Originally from Germany, Henry and Carolina met in New York. Henry traveled to Merritt Island with a friend in the early 1890's and cleared enough land to receive his Homestead Certificate in 1895. Henry built a small sailboat for living quarters . . . — — Map (db m195476) HM
Elmer and Harriett moved from Michigan to Indian River City in 1912, a small community located south of Titusville. They built a two-story stucco house fronting So. Washington Ave. (US Hwy 1) when it was just a one lane shell road, and Harriett . . . — — Map (db m195910) HM
Frank and Cleattie first came to Titusville in 1920 while traveling with the Hagenback-Wallace Circus. Frank was the Circus Band Director and Cleattie worked as a seamstress, making beautiful circus costumes. She also formed her own circus act with . . . — — Map (db m195982) HM
George and Helen moved from Michigan and settled in Titusville during the early 1900's. George was a pharmacist and business partner with Dr. B.F. Burkes under the firm name of Burkes & Crannell, and founded the Crescent Drug Store in 1913. It was . . . — — Map (db m195975) HM
Originally named by pirates who distilled rum on its shores, "Happy Creek" was a nearby inlet on North Merritt Island and home to Henry & Carolina Benecke who settled there in the early 1890's and raised six children. Henry was a hunting and fishing . . . — — Map (db m195986) HM
Many years ago these symbols were used to distinguish between the men's and women's outhouses — the star was used for the men's and the crescent moon for the women's. According to legend, over time men let their outhouses fall into disrepair and . . . — — Map (db m196133) HM
Frederick Alfee Losley, a Swiss immigrant, came to Titusville in 1882 by way of Cedar Key. Frederick and Ledonia were married April 18, 1888 in the home he built on the corner of Hopkins Ave. and Main
St. The bride carried a Battenberg lace . . . — — Map (db m195895) HM
With the arrival of the Railroad in 1835, Titusville became the transportation hub of the Indian River country and business was booming. Titusville’s economy started to decline when in late 1894 and early 1895 freezes destroyed citrus, pineapple . . . — — Map (db m164240) HM
Rudolph "Dolph" Nelson was born March 9, 1889 in Nelsonville, Ohio, a town founded by his grandfather who owned a grocery store where Dolph worked as a young man. In 1914 Dolph and friend Harry Sisson traveled by train to Florida and "jumped off” at . . . — — Map (db m195891) HM
Captain James Pritchard bought a lot from Mary Titus, and in the spring of 1891 contracted Pleasant J. Hall, who had built St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, to build a Queen Anne style house of heart pine. It appears today much like it did then. On . . . — — Map (db m25752) HM
Captain James Pritchard, a Confederate Veteran, came to Brevard County in 1875 from his farm in Missouri to prepare for his family to settle on the DeLespine Grant. In 1876, his wife Mary, their children Frances Amelia, Duval Boudinot "Boud" Kate . . . — — Map (db m195940) HM
Not far from this spot lie the burned remains of the steamboat Pioneer, the first commercial passenger steamboat on the Indian River. The Pioneer was the flagship of Captain T.J. Lund’s Pioneer Steamboat Company, formed in the 1870’s . . . — — Map (db m112669) HM
Members of Rodney's family moved to Florida before the Civil War, and in the 1890's moved to Merritt Island. In the early 1900's grandfather James Thompson operated a sawmill near Fox Lake. Rodney was born in 1930 to parents Herbert Thompson and . . . — — Map (db m195905) HM
Located on the Indian River, the hotel was built (circa 1869) and operated by Henry T. Titus, founder of Titusville. The building, constructed of wood, was U-shaped with each room opening on a veranda facing a tropical garden. In the days of steam . . . — — Map (db m101407) HM
The Titus House was one of the earliest hotels on the Indian River. It was built by Henry Titus, founder of Titusville, on the site across the street. Col. Titus had a colorful career that included blockade running during the Civil War. He became . . . — — Map (db m101408) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m141290) HM
Following temporary sites on Washington Avenue in 1883 and Dummitt Avenue in 1886, the Titusville Negro School was located on this site in 1915; it housed grades 1-8. The original building was burned in 1931, and a new eight-classroom frame building . . . — — Map (db m67691) HM
"The residents of this town - especially those who have children - are deeply interested in the matter of good schools and suitable buildings..." - East Coast Advocate, May 1900
Before City Hall was built, this site was occupied by . . . — — Map (db m141291) HM
This pier was the western end of Walker Bridge, the first bridge linking Titusville to Merritt Island. Built in 1922, the hand-cranked, wooden drawbridge served the area until preparations for a modern causeway began in the late 1930s. Causeway . . . — — Map (db m100950) HM
Vietnam War 1961-1975 In memory of those who served PFC. Byron L. Brown USMC • SGT. John J. Clark USA • PFC. Robert Dalton USA 2nd Lt. John F. Darby III USA • PFC. Michael Dinkins USMC • Lt. Robert W. Harris USN PFC. Donald L. Lee USA • PFC. . . . — — Map (db m141297) WM
”P.E. Wager is constantly receiving fresh supplies of Dry Goods, Groceries, & Hardware… The oldest business house on the Indian River.” -Advertisement in Wager’s Florida Star newspaper, c. 1880
In 1875, Perry E. Wager came . . . — — Map (db m141294) HM
Discovered by accident in 1982, the Windover site is a burial place of Early Native Americans who inhabited this region 7,000 to 8,000 years ago. The burials were placed underwater in the peat of the shallow pond. This peat helped to preserve . . . — — Map (db m60342) HM