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

The Hernandez-Capron Trail

 
 
The Hernandez-Capron Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox
1. The Hernandez-Capron Trail Marker
Inscription. The Hernandez-Capron Trail parallels I-95 here in Brevard County. Laid out in 1838 by U.S. Army during Second Seminole war, it linked King's Road in St. Augustine and forts along St. John's River with Ft. Capron, 4 mi. north of present Ft. Pierce. Branches went to Ft. Dallas (Miami) and Ft. Brooke (Tampa). Named for Capt. Erastus Capron, Brevard section also honored Gen. Joseph Hernandez. Later it was the only inland trail available for settlers. Cattlemen used it up to the 1930s.
 
Erected by The Abigail Wright Chamberlin Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and Jonathan Eastman Society, Children of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 28° 4.862′ N, 80° 38.975′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West New Haven Avenue (U.S. 192) and McClain Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the main entrance to the Melbourne Square Mall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne FL 32904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
Main (Southern) Entrance to the Melbourne Square Mall image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox
2. Main (Southern) Entrance to the Melbourne Square Mall
as the crow flies. Union Cypress Railway (approx. 0.9 miles away); Original Melbourne Village Hall (approx. one mile away); Lincoln Hotel (approx. 1.3 miles away); Naval Air Station Melbourne (approx. 1.4 miles away); Land Yacht Port-O-Call (approx. 1.4 miles away); Holy Trinity (approx. 1.7 miles away); Florida Institute of Technology (approx. 1.8 miles away); Little Red Schoolhouse (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Melbourne.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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