Col. Henry Titus, Community Leader (ca. 1825–1881) Described as a soldier of fortune, he came to Florida in the Civil War. Afterwards, he bought a large tract of land, and became the founder of Titusville in 1867. Titus gave the land on which the county buildings stood, but stipulated they be used only for county or public purposes. In this way he sought to firmly anchor the county seat in Titusville. FLOR500, Garden 349
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Col. Henry Titus, Community Leader

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Col. Henry Titus, Community Leader

(ca. 1825–1881)

Described as a soldier of fortune, he came to Florida in the Civil War. Afterwards, he bought a large tract of land, and became the founder of Titusville in 1867. Titus gave the land on which the county buildings stood, but stipulated they be used only for county or public purposes. In this way he sought to firmly anchor the county seat in Titusville.




 




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