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

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.

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

Bridge over Indian River, from Cocoa to Merritt Island, Fla.
Hotel Riverview
Merritt Island, Florida, USA

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First Federal Savings Bank
Merritt Island, Florida, USA

First Federal Savings Bank

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In 1837, Fort Ann was constructed on the east coast of Merritt Island, to protect the area against the Seminoles.
2022 - Brevard County, Florida bans books
Some of the books include:

"Damsel" by Elana K. Arnold
"Forever" by Judy Blume
"Lucky" by Alice Sebold
"Monday’s Not Coming" by Tiffany D. Jackson
"Not My Problem" by Ciara Smyth
"Red Hood" by Elana K. Arnold
"Sold" by Patricia McCormick
"This Book is Gay" by Juno Dawson
"This One Summer" by Mariko Tamaki
"What Girls are Made of" by Elana K. Arnold
"A Court of Mist and Fury" by Sarah J. Maas
"Crank" by Ellen Hopkins
"Infandous" by Elena K. Arnold
"Push" by Sapphire
"The Haters" by Jesse Andrews
"The Nowhere Girls" by Amy Reed
"Tilt" by Ellen Hopkins
"Triangles" by Ellen Hopkins
"Tricks" by Ellen Hopkins
The Ledger
Lakeland, Florida
April 26, 2022
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Merritt Island:
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: No trip to Merritt Island is complete without visiting the Kennedy Space Center. Explore the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, take a bus tour of the launch pads, and witness rocket launches. It's a fascinating experience for space enthusiasts.

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge: This refuge spans over 140,000 acres and offers numerous opportunities for wildlife viewing, hiking, and birdwatching. You can also explore the Black Point Wildlife Drive, which is a scenic route through the refuge.

Canaveral National Seashore: Enjoy the pristine beaches of Canaveral National Seashore, which features natural dunes, miles of coastline, and excellent opportunities for swimming, picnicking, and beachcombing.

Manatee and Dolphin Watching Tours: Merritt Island is home to a diverse range of marine life. Join a guided boat tour to spot manatees, dolphins, and a variety of bird species in their natural habitat.

Fishing: The Indian River Lagoon and...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Merritt Island, Florida, USA

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