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Cape Canaveral

Trip Planner USA  /  Florida  /  Brevard County  /  Cape Canaveral
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Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. The population was 9,912 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.GeographyThe city of Cape Canaveral is located at the southern tip of a barrier island on the Atlantic coast of Florida. It is due south of the geographical feature Cape Canaveral (known as Cape Kennedy from 1963 to 1973). It is separated from the mainland by the Banana River, Merritt Island and the Indian River from east to west.Cape Canaveral is located at.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3sqmi. 2.3sqmi of it is land and 0.04sqmi of it (0.85%) is water.ClimateOn August 20, 2008, Tropical Storm Fay dropped 20.03inch of rain.HistoryAfter the establishment of a lighthouse in 1848, a few families moved into the area and a small, but stable settlement was born. As the threat of Seminole Indian attacks became increasingly unlikely, other settlers began to move into the area around the Indian River. Post offices and small community stores with postal facilities were established at Canaveral, Canaveral Harbor and Artesia. It is thought the Artesia post office was so named for the ground water of artesian springs that are prevalent in the area.
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