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Titusville

Brevard County

Year Founded: 1887

History

Colonel Henry T. Titus established the community in 1867 following the Civil War. Mr. Titus was a fierce antagonist of John Brown in the struggle over Kansas, which preceded the war. Originally, the area had been known as Sand Point, but Titus, who was postmaster and something of an autocrat, changed the name to perpetuate his own. In 1963, by act of the Florida Legislature, three communities were consolidated to form the present-day City of Titusville.

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