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Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hodgson Brothers Store and Boatways

 
 
Hodgson Brothers Store and Boatways Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
1. Hodgson Brothers Store and Boatways Marker
Inscription. Alexander R. Hodgson, H.U. Hodgson and John Edwin Hodgson, brothers, together with their families,came to Eau Gallie about 1883. they founded the Hodgson Brothers mercantile business at this location in the 1890s. they later added a marine ways and machine shop For a number years the Hodgsons operated a small steamboat in connection with their business, as well as having an orange grove on the south side of the Eau Gallie river. When John Edwin Hodgson died in june, 1918, the whole town turned out for the funeral held in St. John Episcopal Church. Every business in Eau Gallie closed for the occasion.
 
Location. 28° 7.58′ N, 80° 37.49′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Houston Street 0.1 miles south of Young Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eau Gallie Yacht Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Hodgson Home and Drugstore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pentoaya (about 400 feet away); Gen. John B. Castleman House (about 400 feet away);
House at Hodgson Site image. Click for full size.
By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
2. House at Hodgson Site
Breckenridge Landing (about 500 feet away); Site of First Houston Homestead (about 500 feet away); Highland and St. Clair Street (about 500 feet away); Houston Pioneer Cemetery (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Melbourne.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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