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

Houston Pioneer Cemetery

 
 
Houston Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
1. Houston Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The pioneer Houston family built its first home just southeast of this location. It was customary in those days of the nineteenth century to bury the dead on the family property, thus this cemetery was established in 1883 when 27 year old Samuel Houston died on February 17, 1883.

The first settlers, John C. Houston (July 18, 1813 to Nov. 22, 1885) and Mary Virginia Houston (Feb. 19, 1823 to Feb. 13, 1894) are buried here as well as other family members and the children of the Braddock, Roesch, and Young families. The Houston daughters had married into these families.
 
Location. 28° 7.67′ N, 80° 37.56′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Highland Avenue 0.1 miles south of Montreal Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne FL 32934, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Twin Oaks (a few steps from this marker); Highland and St. Clair Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Houston Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Roesch House (within shouting distance of this marker); The James W. Rossetter House
Houston Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
2. Houston Pioneer Cemetery
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Breckenridge Landing (about 300 feet away); James Wadswsorth Rossetter House (about 500 feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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