“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Breckenridge Landing

Breckenridge Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, January 21, 2014
1. Breckenridge Landing Marker
Inscription. Following the Civil War, Confederate Secretary of War, John C. Breckenridge, and his entourage came down the Indian River in a sailboat on their journey to Cuba where Breckenridge knew he would be safe from prosecution by the United States Government.

After leaving Titusville, his boat sprang a leak. Breckenridge saw John C. Houstonís dock, which was located about where the dock at Ramshur Tower is now located. Breckenridge stopped to ask Houstonís assistance in caulking the leak and making repairs. Houston, a Confederate sympathizer, gave his assistance. Breckenridge made his escape to Cuba.
Location. 28° 7.662′ N, 80° 37.505′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Houston Street north of Young Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1279 Houston Street, Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First Houston Homestead (a few steps from this marker); Hodgson Home and Drugstore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Houston Pioneer Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Twin Oaks (about 300 feet away);
Victoria Landing Assisted Living Tower image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, January 21, 2014
2. Victoria Landing Assisted Living Tower
The former Ramshur Tower.
Gen. John B. Castleman House (about 400 feet away); The James W. Rossetter House (about 400 feet away); Roesch House (about 500 feet away); Hodgson Brothers Store and Boatways (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
More about this marker. The marker is in front of Victoria Landing Assisted Living facility, which replaced Ramshur Tower mentioned on the marker.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2014, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2014, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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