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The City of Rockledge was founded on August 7, 1887, making it the first incorporated municipality in Brevard County. The name “Rockledge” is attributed to Gardner S. Hardee, an early settler, and comes from his observation of the many ledges of coquina rock that line the Indian River in an area Hardee originally referred to as “Rock Ledge”.

Operating under a Council-Manager form of government, the City of Rockledge is well known for its political stability. The City Council reflects an enduring legislative legacy of public service and longevity and had itself been served by only two city managers from 1963 to 2016, when the third Rockledge City Manager began her tenure.

As a full-service community, the City of Rockledge provides law enforcement, fire and advanced medical life support, solid waste and recycling collection, building services, wastewater and water reclamation, stormwater management, and a Public Works Department.

The City of Rockledge, strategically located in the geographic center of Brevard County on Florida’s east coast, is a hub to a number of major thoroughfares, including U.S. Highway 1 and Interstate 95 giving direct passage to all continental U.S. points north and south. The Florida East Coast Railway also runs parallel to U.S. Highway 1.

The City of Rockledge is approximately 13 square miles and as of 2021, approximately 28,490 residents call Rockledge home. Although the City of Rockledge is primarily a residential community, it does have a stable base of clean, light industry and a growing variety of commercial and retail businesses to meet the needs of its residents. Anchored by Steward Health Care and Rockledge Regional Medical Center, the city is home to several public and private schools, as well as churches of various denominations. Along with considerable assets more often found in larger urban centers, the City of Rockledge greatly benefits from a high level of community engagement bringing the charm of a “hometown” feel to those who reside in and visit the city.

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