Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the city of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Cap Canaveral PDF the geographical feature, see Cape Canaveral.
Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. The population was 9,912 at the 2010 United States Census. After 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. Their game hunts helped clear the wilderness for other settlers to move in. 150,000 in the beach acreage that now encompasses the area of presidentially-named streets in Cape Canaveral. At that time, fishermen, retirees, and descendants of Captain Mills Burnham —the original official keeper of the Cape Canaveral Light—resided in the northern part of the present city.