COCOA, FLORIDA /,-
Part A---General Information
Cocoa is on.the East Coast of Florida, 155 miles southeast of Jacksonville,
190 miles north of Miami, 52 miles southeast of Orlando. It is on Indian
River and Banana River, and six miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The
elevation is about 26 feet.
U. S. Highway 1 and Florida Highway 520 pass-through Cocoa and Florida
Highways 3 and AlA pass nearby. Florida East Coast Railroad provides rail
service. Bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines. Air service is not
Brevard County had a population of 19,339 in 1945. The population of Cocoa
was 4,022, and the nearby towns of Rockledge and Cocoa Beach had a combined
population of 1,376.
(From observations at Herritt Island, Florida.)
Normal Normal Normal '1 Normal.-'
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall
January 62.2 2.72 July 81.2 6.37
February 63.7 2.38 August 81.5 5.43
March 67.0 2.81 September 80.0 7.30
April 71.4 2.25 October 75.5 6.59
May 76.2 4.00 November 68.4 2.17
June 79.5 6.20 December 63.2 2.52
Annual 72.5 50.74
Brevard County is famed for its citrus fruits and for its beautiful
driving and bathing beach.
6. Maior Sources of Income:
Income from the tourist industry is $7,800,000 per year; from agriculture
and citrus, $5,275,000; forest products, $200,000; miscellaneous $3,500,000;
commercial fishing, $1,100,000, total income $17,775,000.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
Sailboat races, Orange Jubilee (parade, golf tournament), fishing
tournament, citrus exhibits, and coronation ball.
2. Athletic Events:
Amateur golf tournaments throughout winter season.
Spring training, minor league baseball clubs.
Jack Rossiter's Baseball School,February 1 Iarch 1.
3. Tourist Clubs:
All-State Tourist Club has dances and weekly social meetings.
The clubhouse is at Cocoa Municipal Building.
4. Recreational Clubs:
Rockledge Golf and Country Club,
winter visitors membership, $20;
18 holes, daily greens fee, $2; monthly
individual yearly dues, $50; family yearly
5. Civic Organizations:
American Legion Auxiliary
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Daughters of American Revolution
Indian River Music Club
6. Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
8, Recreational Facilities:
Five shuffleboard courts, public tennis courts, Rockledge Golf and Country
Club, and Cocoa Beach where at low tide the white sands are so solidly
packed that cars can be driven in complete safety right to the water's
Quail, coot, duck, turkey, deer, squirrels, marsh hens, snipes, and dove
are found in this section, There are unposted hunting grounds in the
immediate vicinity. All hunting lodges in this locality are privately
owned. Perry Forrest is a hunting guide.
Salt water pompano, bluefish, drum, trout, mullet, bass and crevalier are
caught in the Indian River; salt water trout, mullet, bass, and drum are
caught in the Banana River; salt water trout, weaks, drum, mackeral, sea
bass, mullet, bluefish, and whiting are caught in the Atlantic Ocean;
salt water whiting, sheepshead, trout, mullet, bass, and drum are caught
in Sike's Creek. Fresh water bass, bream, and perch are caught in Lake
Poinsett, Perry Forrest is a fishing guide. Bennett's Seafood Market will
arrange for deep sea fishing parties of five for a fee of $10 per person.
This fee includes lunch, tackle, bait, and transportation to and from the
Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Episcopal, Church of Christ,
Church of God, Seventh Day Advontist, and Christian Science denominations
have services in Cocoa.
$70 week, double
2. Tourist Courts:
City Point Cottages, City Point, Florida; one-halfi i~tL4 n ting
Cocoa Cottages, U. S. Highway 1, Cocoa; two miles 3e est Ra A placec.
Golden Rule Tourist Cottages, U. S. Highway 1, Cocoa, t~R o a nearest
Mac's Cottage Court, U. S. Highway 1, Cocoa; two miles to nearest eating
Cocoa Beach Cottages, Cocoa Beach, one block to nearest eating place.
Cocoa Shores, Cocoa Beach, one-half mile to nearest eating place.
3. Guest Homes:
Mrs. Noah B. Butt, 117 Riverside Drive, Cocoa.
Mrs. J.N. Hobbins, Riverside Drive, Rockledge.
House of Allen, Riverside Drive, Rockledge.
Mrs. Iiriam Ogdon, Riverside Drive, Rockledge.
Mrs. Emily Perry, 215 Riverside Drive, Rockledge.
J.W. Shay, 2 James Street, Cocoa.
Mrs. Annie Watt, 277 Riverside Drive, Cocoa.
Urs. H.G. Brunson, 134 Highland Street, Cocoa.
Mrs. W.E. Cain, 135 Highland Street, Cocoa.
Mrs. S.A. Witz, Riverside Drive, Rockledge.
Mrs. L.B. Aikens, Barton Avenue, Rockledge.
Mrs. James E. Bentley, 205 McCloud Drive, Cocoa.
Mrs. Barbara Barrett, 209 Sweet St., Cocoa.
Mrs. Al Stefurak, Barton Avenue, Rockledge.
4. Trailer Parks:
Norwoods, Merritt Island, 30 spaces, electrical connections, water con-
nections, store, restaurant, rates $15 per month.
Oak Trailer Park, Poinsett Drive, 22 spaces, electrical and water con-
nections, store, $3 per week, $12 per month.
Yancey's Trailer Park, Poinsott Drive, 22 spaces, electrical and water
connections, $3 per week, 10 per month.
5. Eating Places:
Further information on Cocoa can be obtained from:
GREATER COCOA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Post Office Box 206
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