Brevard County .r al.
Part A--General Information
Titusville is on the upper East Coast of Florida, 40 miles east of Orlando,
40 miles southeast of Sanford, and 142 miles southeast of Jacksonville. It
is on the Indian River, near the Atlantic Ocean. The elevation is 14 feet.
U. S. Highway 1 and Florida Highway 402 pass thrQugh Titusville. Florida
East Coast Railway provides rail service. Bus service is provided by Grey-
hound Lines. Air service is not available.
Brevard County had a population of 19,339 in 1945. The population of Titus-
ville was 2,449.
(From observations at Merritt Island, Florida.)
Normal Normal Normal 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
Titusville was first named Sand Point. In 1874, Col. Henry T. Titus, who
was postmaster at that time, had the name changed to Titusville. In 1879
Titusville was made the county seat of Brevard County. The first newspaper
in the county was published in Titusville in 1880. In 1887 the railroad was
extended into Titusville from Jacksonville. Before the railroad, travel
was carried on by boat and mule team. One of the oldest.orange groves in
the state was set out by Captain Dummit near Haulover Canal and is still
called Dummitt Grove. Some places of interest to visit are Dummit Grove,
Haulover Canal, and Turnbull Hammock.
6. Malor Sources of.Income:
Agriculture, cattle raising, tourist trade, growing and shipping gladioli
bulbs, citrus packing, boat building, saw mills, commercial production of
sand and rock, and commercial fishing are the main sources of income.
Part B--Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
Fourth of July celebration, sponsored by Junior Chamber of Commerce, floats,
races, free fish fry, and street dance.
2. Athletic Events:
High school teams have games during the school term. A baseball club has
games each week during baseball season.
3. Tourist Clubs .
Tourist Club organizes each.year as soon as enough people arrive to warrant it.
Regular officers are elected, but no regular dues are charged. Free will
offering is taken to provide refreshments. Impromptu entertainments are
given. Meetings are usually held in the Woman's Club building.
4. Recreational Clubs:
5. Civic Organizations;:
Junior Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
Parent-'" acher Association
6. Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
Concerts and dances are given by the schools and community.
8. Recreational Facilities;
Two lighted tennis courts
9. 'Puntin :
Deer, turkeys and duck are found in this section. It is approximately five
miles to unposted hunting grounds. Hunting guides are not available.
Salt water mullet, trout, bass, sheepshead, and other salt water fish are
caught in Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, Fresh water fish are caught
in the St. John's River. Fishing camps are;
Lurenz's'Fishing and Hunting Lodge has five cabins. One and two room cabins
with housekeeping facilities are $15 per week. Hotel rooms are $3 per night.
Boats may be rented for $1 per day, motors for $4 per day. There is a c'fe,
grocery store, and picnic grounds. Live bait is for sale at the camp. Guides
can be obtained.
Camp Beacon 42 has three cabins. Each cabin has private bath, cooking facili-
ties, and will accommodate three persons. The price per day for a cabin with
two people and one boat and ice furnished is '5. Sandwiches, cold drinks,
motors, live bait, fishing tackle, boats and picnic grounds are available.
Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Catholic, and Nazarene denomi-
nations have services in Titusville.
Part C--Accommodations i,, i
Dixie, capacity, 45, rates ?1.50 up, European plan. t
Palm Hotel, capacity 40, $1.50 up, American plan.
Washingt-n, capacity 40, $1.50 up, European plan.
2. Tourist Courts:
Burton & Wilder Guest Home and Cabins, U. S. Highway 1, eight rooms with
private and semi-private baths, $1.50 up per person.
Billish Guest House & Cabins, U. S. Highway 1, two rooms, one with private
bath and one with semi-private bath, $3 up.
Dee's Motor Court, U. S. Highway 1, 12 rooms with private baths, three with
kitchen facilities, $3 up.
Ember Lodge Motor Court, U. S. Highway 1, five rooms with private baths,
Indian River Villas Motor Court, U. S. Highway 1, 19 rooms with private
baths, four with kitchen facilities, p3 up.
River Palm Hotel Court, U. S. Highway 1, 10 rooms with private baths, river
front rooms with private porches.
Shady Oak Cottages, U. S. Highway 1, nine cabins with private baths, $3 up.
Terrace Motel, U. S. Highway 1, four rooms with private baths, $3 up.
Wolverine Cabins and Trailer Park, U. S. Highway 1, four cabins with private
baths, grill cn premises, $3 up.
All of these tourist courts are fairly close to good eating places.
3. Guest Homes:
OtConner Guest House, U. S. Highway 1, five rooms with semi-private baths,
Conway Guest Home, six rooms with semi-private baths, two blocks from U. S.
Highway 1, near town.
4. Trailer Park:
DeLuxe Trailer Park, U. S. Highway 1, on Indian River, 80 spaces. Close to
stores and post office, electricity, water, drainage, restrooms, showers,
restaurant, rates, $1.25 daily, $5 weekly.
Wolverine Trailer Camp, U. S, Highway 1, 30 spaces, electricity, water,
restrooms, showers, restaurant, and store. Rates, $1.25 daily, and
5. Eating Places:
Further information on Titusville can be obtained from:
CHAMBER OF COMmERCE