Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of First Permanent Log Cabin
Goode explored the area, on foot and by boat, while his family remained in the small settlement of Eau Gallie. He finally selected this site on the banks of Crane Creek for his first log cabin. He purchased a homestead of 153 acres, stretching from this area, westward through what is now Country Club Colony. The purchase from the United States Government cost him $3.85.
The Goode family was living at this site in 1880 when straws were drawn thereby selecting the name of the little community as Melbourne. John Cornthwaite Hector, a settler from Australia, had suggested the name Melbourne.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
Location. 28° 4.584′ N, 80° 36.924′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on East Melbourne Avenue west of Oak Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 Melbourne Avenue, Melbourne FL 32901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Henegar School Complex (approx. 0.3 miles away); Melbourne Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tin Can Tourist Campground (approx. half a mile away); Holy Trinity (approx. half a mile away); Orange Spot Inn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Myles Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Campbell Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Florida East Coast Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2014, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on April 22, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2014, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.