PHILIP PERRY CHAPTER
HISTORIC DAR MARKERS
Two markers were placed to mark this trail used by area pioneers during the Seminole Indian Wars from 1817 to 1858. Some portions of the trail are still visible on aerial photos throughout Brevard and Indian River counties.
HERNANDEZ TRAIL Marker #1 - Located at the intersection of State Road 520 and US1, one-half mile to the west of the Hernandez Trail.
The Marker was rededicated in 1992.
HERNANDEZ TRAIL Marker # 2
On June 28, 1928, a second marker was placed at the intersection of Airport Road, at Old Dixie Highway in Titusville, with the cooperation of Florida Board of Parks and Historic Markers.
The bronze marker was originally encased in a large boulder of native coquina rock (mixture of shell fragments and quartz grains bound together by calcium carbonate).
WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL
On May 12, 1921, a bronze plaque to honor the men of Brevard county who were killed during World War I, was placed in the vestibule of what is now called the "Old Courthouse," at 506 Palm Avenue, in Titusville.
No records can be found as to when or why the plaque was moved from the vestibule to the courthouse lawn, in front of the flag pole. Discussions are ongoing to move it back to the original position.
LA GRANGE CHURCH
On March 6, 1942, a historic marker was placed in front of the oldest church between New Smyrna and Key West in Florida. La Grange Church and Cemetery, located on Old Dixie Highway just north of Titusville, built in 1869, and was the social center for the early settlers. The LaGrange church, first begun in 1869, is the oldest church between New Smyrna Beach and Key West, and the oldest Protestant church between St. Augustine and Key West.
Non-denominational religious services and all-day meetings with dinner served on the grounds were typical in the early days of the church. The usual fare served was wild hog, venison, turkey, and mullet served with cabbage palm, mangoes, and sweet potato pie. La Grange Church is on the National Register for Historic Places. The DAR Marker was placed when Philip Perry Chapter was chartered in Titusville, before the chapter's move to the city of the city of Cocoa.
In 1983, a flag and plaque commemorating the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Treaty of Paris was presented to the Cocoa Rockledge Library. Unfortunately, the plaque was lost when the library moved to its new location in 1990.
MARGARET MITCHELL BRADY ABNEY
In 1996, a DAR Member grave marker was placed on the headstone of the gravesite of Margaret Mitchell Brady Abney. Mrs. L. P. Abney was a former Florida State Officer, a three-time Chapter Regent, and a 77-year DAR member.