Cocoa, Florida

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Cocoa is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 16,412 at the 2000 census. As of 2008, the estimated population according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 16,478.[1] It is part of the Palm BayMelbourneTitusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Cocoa was founded by fishermen with the first families arriving around 1860. A post office was established at Magnolia Point and the city's first commercial building was erected around 1881. First plats of the new settlement were made in 1882 under the name "Indian River City" on land owned by Captain R. A. Hardee. The name Indian River City was unacceptable to the U.S. Postal authorities who claimed it was too long for use on a postmark.[citation needed]

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