“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)

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, February 23, 2012
1. Holy Trinity Marker
Inscription.  First organized in 1884, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church was erected in 1886 on land donated by Lucy Boardman, who also provided plans for the building. Founding members of the congregation included the Goode, Campbell, Miller, Ely, Ellis and Grubb families as well as Hector McBride, Gibbs, and Mason. The church, built of virgin Georgia heart pine, was located south of Crane Creek. Members from the north side of the creek arrived by boat and after 1895, by footbridge. The building was moved in 1897 to land donated by W. T. Wells at the corner of Fee Avenue and U.S. 1, Melbourne. Repaired and stuccoed in 1927, the building was moved to its present location in 1963.
Erected 2005 by The Brevard County Historical Commission and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-538.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
Location. 28° 4.816′ N, 80° 37.352′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Peachtree Street and West Strawbridge
Holy Trinity Chapel 1885 image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, February 23, 2012
2. Holy Trinity Chapel 1885
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Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Peachtree Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 West Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne FL 32901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of First Permanent Log Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Land Yacht Port-O-Call (approx. 0.6 miles away); Melbourne Public Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Henegar School Complex (approx. ¾ mile away); Tin Can Tourist Campground (approx. 0.9 miles away); Naval Air Station Melbourne (approx. 0.9 miles away); Little Red Schoolhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
Regarding Holy Trinity. Text of Supplemental Marker

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

This church was built on a 93-acre site purchased from Wright Brothers. The land, located on the south bank of Crane Creek, and the church were the gift of Lucy Boardman, a winter visitor from New Haven Connecticut.

G.J. Gingras of Cocoa and C.T. McBride built the church between July and November using virgin Georgia pine. The Rev. Dr. William P. DuBose, world famous theologian, dedicated the church on December 27, 1886.

In 1896, the church was moved to a new site, the gift of W.T. Wells, at U.S. 1 Highway and Fee Avenue. In 1963 it was moved to this site.
Holy Trinity Supplemental Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, February 23, 2012
3. Holy Trinity Supplemental Marker
Holy Trinity 1958 Church image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, February 23, 2012
4. Holy Trinity 1958 Church
Since 1958, this building next door to the old chapel has been Holy Trinity's primary church building.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2012, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 24, 2012, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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