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Merritt Island, Florida, USA

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Merritt Island, Brevard, Florida, USA
Merritt Island owes its name to the king of Spain. The entire island was part of a land grant given by the king to a nobleman named Merritt.

In 1605, Spanish explorer Alvaro Mexia visited while on a diplomatic mission to the local tribes living in the Indian River area. He called the local tribe the Ulumay. Merritt Island is the prominent island on a color map he drew of the area, a copy of which is in the archives at the Library of Congress and the archives in Seville, Spain.
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Merritt Island, Florida, USA

Bridge over Indian River, from Cocoa to Merritt Island, Fla.

Merritt Island, Florida, USA

Hotel Riverview

Merritt Island, Florida, USA

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In 1837, Fort Ann was constructed on the east coast of Merritt Island, to protect the area against the Seminoles.

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