Titus House & the Indian River Hotel, c. 1869 Historical

Titus House & the Indian River Hotel, c. 1869 Historical (HM1WWK)

Location: Titusville, FL 32796 Brevard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 36.701', W 80° 48.387'

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Historic Titusville

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 familiar with the small settlement here known as Sand Point, and returned soon after the war concluded. His wife Mary Hopkins had acquired title to this tract of land, and Titus envisioned great possibilities.

Before 1885, no railroad came to Titusville. Visitors usually traveled south from Jacksonville by steamboats on the St. Johns River, proceeding on to Salt lake a few miles west of here, or coming overland from Enterprise.

After Titus died in 1881, the Titus House was sold and expanded into the Indian River Hotel, which incorporated the original structure's wings. By 1915, it had become The Dixie Hotel, which it remained until fire partially destroyed the historic inn in 1962. The structure was torn down and replaced with high-rise apartments.

"We found the Titus House very comfortable, immaculately clean, and the parlor had matting on the floor, and curtains on the windows, glass windows!"
- A young female visitor, 1880
Placed ByCity of Titusville
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Date Added Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 518921 N 3164980
Decimal Degrees28.61168333, -80.80645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 36.701', W 80° 48.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 36' 42.06" N, 80° 48' 23.22" W
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Area Code(s)321, 407
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 318-338 Indian River Ave, Titusville FL 32796, US
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