|In the 1850s, only a few hardy pioneers resided in this vicinity. During the Civil War, salt was produced here to aid the Confederate cause, and daring sea captains landed their vessels after eluding the Federal blockage along the Southern coastline. Soon afterward, settlers like Col. Henry Titus began to arrive, full of dreams and seeing opportunity everywhere they looked.
On this tour, you will rediscover the Titusville of yesteryear, from its modest beginnings as a frontier settlement called Sand Point, to the bustling commerce and growth brought by the JT&KW railroad, the Indian River steamboats, and early industries like commercial fishing and citrus agriculture.
Along the way, you will meet some of our enterprising pioneers. You will see how Titusville and its people worked to develop the Indian River region and pioneer the new frontier of space.
|Descriptive Panels Along Public Walkways:
Steamboat Pioneer - 1877
JT&KW Railroad and Indian River Steamboat Wharf - 1885
Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39 - 1965
Scobie Fish & Oyster Company - 1885
Titus House & Indian River Hotel - 1869
Indian River State Bank - 1888 &
Brady Grocery Store - 1886
Titusville School House - 1900
Wager's Grocery Store & Wharf - 1875