Titus House

The imposing three-story hotel built at this site in 1870 by Col. Henry T. Titus was the first hotel built along the Indian River and served for many years as a local gathering place. After Titus’s death in 1881, the wooden structure changed hands several times. In 1890 it was refurbished and renamed the Dixie Hotel, remaining a popular winter resort for tourists until its destruction by fire in 1964.


How did Titusville get its name? A game of dominos, poker, or something else? Source: Antonio Rafael de la Cova, Colonel Henry Theodore Tius: Antebellum Soldier of Fortune and Florida Pioneer. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. 8-10.


395 Indian River Ave., Titusville, FL 32780


“Titus House,” Explore Historic Titusville FL, accessed July 22, 2024, https://history.titusville.com/items/show/17.