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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WWJ_titus-house-historical_Titusville-FL.html
Located on the Indian River, the hotel was built (circa 1869) and operated by Henry T. Titus, founder of Titusville. The building, constructed of wood, was U-shaped with each room opening on a veranda facing a tropical garden. In the days of steam…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WWI_lagrange-community-cemetery-historical_Titusville-FL.html
Established in 1869, this is the oldest cemetery on Florida's lower East coast. The oldest portion is located in the front center section, evidenced by the southeasterly positioning of the tombstones. Tom Johnson Cockshutt (1841-1917), who arrived…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WWH_lagrange-mims-community-cemetery-historical_Titusville-FL.html
In the early 1900s, a two acre parcel of land north of LaGrange Community Church and Cemetery was given to the Mims colored community for a cemetery. Earliest marked graves are dated 1903; many are unmarked. In the 1800s both blacks and whites wor…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WWG_greater-st-james-missionary-baptist-church-of-mims-historical_Mims-FL.html
In 1894, after organizing a congregation, St. James Colored Missionary Baptist Church acquired land in Mims, and with Rev. G. Brewer as pastor, built the first wooden church on this site in 1904 under the guidance of Rev. J.S. Gilbert. Many of Nor…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WW2_carter-fuller-mound-complex-historical_Cape-Canaveral-FL.html
Before modern construction a complex of six burial mounds occupied this location. They were built by the ancestors of the prehistoric Ais tribe, a group who occupied the Cape Canaveral area at the time of European contact. Based on pottery styles …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WQT_st-gabriels-episcopal-church-historical_Titusville-FL.html
In 1887, construction of a church was begun on land donated to the Titusville Episcopal mission by Mary Titus, wife of the town's founder, and J. Dunlin Perkinson, lay reader of the mission. The name of the church was changed from St. John's to St…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WQR_site-of-first-church-historical_Titusville-FL.html
Site of the first church erected between New Smyrna and Key West A community church
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WQQ_lagrange-community-church-historical_Titusville-FL.html
Founded by Tom Johnson Cockshutt in 1869, this was the first organized Protestant Church on the East Coast of Florida between New Smyrna and Key West. Tom donated land for a cemetery and built a small log structure located on what is now the north…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WOX_bethel-african-methodist-episcopal-church-of-merritt-island-community-cemetery-historical_Merritt-Island-FL.html
Established in 1892, the Bethel A.M.E. Church of Merritt Island was the first African Methodist Episcopal church on North Tropical Trail, located on land James R. Ragan originally acquired through the Homestead Act in 1895. The wooden church sat o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WNK_st-lukes-episcopal-church-historical_Merritt-Island-FL.html
St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Courtenay was formed by the Porcher, LaRoche, Sams and other families that settled on north Merritt Island after leaving the Charleston, South Carolina area in 1875 due to the loss of their homes and plantations duri…
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