“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)

Twin Oaks

Twin Oaks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
1. Twin Oaks Marker
Inscription. The two large oak trees that lent their presence to the naming of this house have been damaged and subsequently cut down because of a windstorm. The house has significant history because it was built in the early part of the twentieth century for a Mrs. Glenn whose son, Frank, was a student at Kentucky Military Institute. The Institute was located just off Sarno Road, on the south shores of the Eau Gallie River, west of the railroad tracks.

In the period of about 1917-1920, Mrs. Glenn's niece, Jean Faircloth, lived here during the winter months. In 1935 Jean Faircloth became the second wife of General Douglas MacArthur, leader of the allied forces in the Pacific during World War II.
Location. 28° 7.677′ N, 80° 37.564′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Shady Lane, on the right when traveling south on Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Houston Pioneer Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Roesch House (within shouting distance of this marker); The James W. Rossetter House (within shouting
Twin Oaks House image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
2. Twin Oaks House
distance of this marker); Site of First Houston Homestead (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Breckenridge Landing (about 300 feet away); James Wadswsorth Rossetter House (about 400 feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); Hodgson Home and Drugstore (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 687 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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