Titusville, Florida

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Titusville, Florida
City
City of Titusville
Historic Brevard County Courthouse in 2006

Seal
Nickname(s): "Space City, USA", "Miracle City"[1]
Motto: "Gateway To Nature And Space"
Location in Brevard County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°35′28″N 80°49′12″W / 28.59111°N 80.82°W / 28.59111; -80.82Coordinates: 28°35′28″N 80°49′12″W / 28.59111°N 80.82°W / 28.59111; -80.82
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Flag of Brevard County, Florida.png Brevard
Founded 1867
Incorporated (city) 1887
Founded by Henry T. Titus
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Jim Tulley
 • City Manager Scott Larese
 • Vice Mayor Walt Johnson
Area
 • Total 34.2 sq mi (88.7 km2)
 • Land 29.4 sq mi (76.1 km2)
 • Water 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 43,761
 • Density 1,277.8/sq mi (493.36/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 32780, 32781, 32782, 32783, 32796
Area code(s) 321
FIPS code 12-71900[3]
GNIS feature ID 0292319[4]

Titusville is a city of Florida in the United States. It is the county seat of Brevard County.

The mayor is Jim Tulley. The city was founded in 1867.

History[change | change source]

Henry T. Titus founded Titusville in 1867. It was almost called Riceville, but Henry challenged a man named Clark Rice to decide the name. Titus won and it was named Titusville.[5]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Walters, Mark Jerome (1992). A Shadow and a Song. White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Classics. p. xiv. ISBN 978-1-933392-56-1 .
  2. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Titusville city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. http://www.titusville.com/Page.asp?NavID=216