Shiloh’s is named for a remote Central Florida village with a heritage of Florida cattle drivers and fisherman, now largely lost to time. Currently uninhabited, Shiloh was an active community during the late 19th Century through the turn of the 20th Century, and had the distinction of being the northern-most community in Brevard County, located along the northern isthmus that connects Merritt Island to mainland Florida, bordered on the east by Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River on the west.

At the start of the NASA space program, the land the village used to stand on was annexed into John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) along with parts of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Canaveral National Seashore. The remaining structures that were sound enough to be moved were relocated and preserved as historical buildings in the area.

Due to it's remote location and uninhabited status, Shiloh is now a designated dark-sky site that provides an increasingly rare location to view night skies with minimal light pollution from surrounding areas. As a dark-sky site, Shiloh is frequently used by the Kennedy Space Center Amateur Astronomers and the Brevard Astronomical Society for astronomical observation and imaging.