By  Mike Miller Updated October 19, 2022

LaGrange, Florida is located in Brevard County on Old Dixie Highway between Mims and Titusville.

LaGrange Cemetery Historical MarkerLaGrange Cemetery Historical Marker

It is commonly considered a part of Titusville, but was an earlier community, originally settled in 1852 by David Carlile and his wife and 10 children. 

Other families who settled here in the early days were the Norwoods, Feasters, Cuylers, Warrens and Singletons.  Their names are on the headstones in LaGrange Cemetery and on local roads and families.

A visit to the quiet cemetery and adjacent wooden church is a trip back in time to the earliest days of Brevard County history.

LaGrange Florida Cemetery

Among many prominent local citizen buried in LaGrange Cemetery, Colonel Henry T. Titus may be the most prominent. He was the founder of nearby Titusville.

The old settlement was primarily reached by the St. Johns River in the early days before highways and railroads.  There was a boat landing on Salt Lake to the west of town, and the lake was connected to the river.

The community center in those days was the LaGrange Church.

LaGrange ChurchLaGrange Church

The LaGrange Church is an example of Carpenter Gothic architecture.  It was built in 1869 and is the oldest Protestant church between St. Augustine and Key West.

The church and its adjacent cemetery are at 1575 Old Dixie Highway, and are on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places

An early minister of the church was William Chaudoin.  When he died in 1904, nearby Stetson University in DeLand named a hall in his honor.


Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
1987 Scrub Jay Way, Titusville, FL 32782 | (321) 861-0669

This expansive refuge in nearby Titusville is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including manatees, alligators, and numerous bird species. With over 140,000 acres of land, visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, and kayaking in a pristine natural environment.

We like the Black Point Wildlife Drive, a seven-mile loop where you can observe wildlife up close from the comfort of your car. It’s a must-visit for nature lovers and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
6600 Tico Rd, Titusville, FL 32780 | (321) 268-1941

This museum showcases an impressive collection of aircraft from various eras of conflict, from World War I to the present day. Visitors can explore the hangars filled with meticulously restored planes, learn about aviation history from knowledgeable guides, and even experience the thrill of a warbird flight.

We enjoy the annual airshow, where the skies come alive with vintage aircraft performing breathtaking maneuvers. It’s an unforgettable experience for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame
308 Pine St, Titusville, FL 32796 | (321) 264-0434

This museum pays tribute to the pioneers of America’s space exploration, with artifacts, displays, and memorabilia that tell the story of our journey to the stars. The outdoor Space Walk of Fame honors astronauts and space workers with monuments and plaques.

We enjoy the personal stories and behind-the-scenes looks at space missions, making it a captivating visit for anyone fascinated by space and the heroes who explore it.

Titusville Historic Walking Trail
Starting at Main Street, Titusville, FL 32796

This self-guided tour takes you through the heart of historic Titusville, with markers detailing the rich history and architectural heritage of the area.

It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors while learning about the city's past. Our favorite stop is the Pritchard House, a beautifully preserved Victorian home.

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780 | (321) 264-5185

This nature reserve offers a peaceful retreat with hiking trails through diverse habitats. You can spot wildlife, explore educational exhibits, and participate in guided walks. The highlight for us is the butterfly garden, a colorful and tranquil spot perfect for relaxation.

Indian River Lagoon
Launch from Parrish Park, 1 A. Max Brewer Memorial Pkwy, Titusville, FL 32796

The lagoon is a beautiful and biodiverse estuary, perfect for kayaking or canoeing. You might see dolphins, manatees, and a variety of birds. Our favorite time to go is at sunset when the water is calm, and the sky is a riot of colors.

The Downtown Art Gallery
400 Orange St, Titusville, FL 32796 | (321) 268-0122

This gallery showcases the work of local artists, featuring everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and photography. It’s a great place to find a unique piece to remember your trip by.

We enjoy attending the gallery's opening nights, where you can meet the artists and learn about their creative processes.

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