Mims is a rural community to the north of Titusville, FL, where life is quiet, quaint, and rustic. Mims has a rather low population density, due in part to the large properties enjoyed by many residents. The town of just over 7,000 people covers only 19.8 square miles total. With an average of 357 people per square mile, Mims offers residents peaceful and spacious homesteads. The length of stay for Mims residents is significantly above the state’s average, proving that the small town is a great place to grow roots.
Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette V. Moore were the first true civil rights activists in the State of Florida, and resided in Mims. Harry T. Moore organized the first Brevard County branch of the NAACP in 1934 and became its president. He would later travel throughout the state organizing branches, and in 1941 became President of the Florida State Conference of NAACP. In 1945 Harry formed the Florida Progressive Voter's League and became its Executive Director. This organization was instrumental in helping register over 100,000 African-American voters in the State of Florida. The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Park and Cultural Complex now sits where their home was once located.