“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Melbourne Beach, Florida

Clickable Map of Brevard County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Brevard County, FL (316) Indian River County, FL (56) Orange County, FL (190) Osceola County, FL (89) Seminole County, FL (138) Volusia County, FL (388)  BrevardCounty(316) Brevard County (316)  IndianRiverCounty(56) Indian River County (56)  OrangeCounty(190) Orange County (190)  OsceolaCounty(89) Osceola County (89)  SeminoleCounty(138) Seminole County (138)  VolusiaCounty(388) Volusia County (388)
Titusville is the county seat for Brevard County
Melbourne Beach is in Brevard County
      Brevard County (316)  
      Indian River County (56)  
      Orange County (190)  
      Osceola County (89)  
      Seminole County (138)  
      Volusia County (388)  
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1Florida (Brevard County), Melbourne Beach — Community Chapel of Melbourne Beach FloridaNon-Denominational — Built in 1892 —
This historic Chapel, the oldest Church on the Beaches, has been the center of community religious life since it was built in 1892 on land donated in 1890 by Mr. And Mrs. Henry Whiting. At a cost of $200 and a donation for interior finishing, . . . Map (db m52929) HM
2Florida (Brevard County), Melbourne Beach — Melbourne & Atlantic RailroadMelbourne Beach Historic Site — Cyrus E. Graves —
On this site, in February of 1889, Captain Alfred Wilcox took delivery of a shipment of steel rail that would be used in the building of the Melbourne & Atlantic Railroad. Over the coming months, railroad track would be laid to connect the Indian . . . Map (db m52544) HM
3Florida (Brevard County), Melbourne Beach — Melbourne Beach Pier
Constructed 1889 Restored 1985 Originally built by the Melbourne and Atlantic Railroad company, this pier was the gateway to the barrier island. A "Port Facility" for tourists, residents, freight, and mail, it supported a standard gauge . . . Map (db m53167) HM
4Florida (Brevard County), Melbourne Beach — F-688 — Myrtle Cottage
Constructed on this site in 1888, Myrtle Cottage was built by Mrs. Hannah Cummings and her daughter Grace, and was the first house in the area known as Melbourne Beach. The house's construction was made difficult by the lack of roads or docks, and . . . Map (db m52569) HM
5Florida (Brevard County), Melbourne Beach — F-640 — Old Melbourne Beach Town Hall
This building was constructed in 1908 facing the Indian River Lagoon in the area now know as Ryckman Park in Melbourne Beach. It originally held offices of the Melbourne Beach Improvement Company. The officers, Capt. Rufus Beaujean, son Donald . . . Map (db m53166) HM
6Florida (Brevard County), Melbourne Beach — F-565 — Possible Vicinity of Juan Ponce de Leon’s Landing
While there is disagreement among scholars, it is believed that this site may be in an area where Juan Ponce de Leon made landfall in April 1513. It has long been thought that this event took place near St. Augustine, based upon studies of de Leon's . . . Map (db m69481) HM
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7Florida (Brevard County), Melbourne Beach — F-641 — Smith Family Homestead
Under the United States Government Homestead Act of 1862, brothers Robert Toombs Smith and Charley Smith laid claim to 158.79 acres on Mullet Creek in 1887. They discovered the property while searching the Indian River Lagoon shoreline by sailboat . . . Map (db m102830) HM
8Florida (Brevard County), Melbourne Beach — F-750 — The Ryckman House
One of the first homes in Melbourne Beach, the Ryckman House was built in 1890 for Jacob Fox by Captain Rufus W. Beaujean. Both men were original investors in the Melbourne Beach Company, later named the Melbourne Beach Improvement Company. The . . . Map (db m93164) HM
9Florida (Brevard County), Melbourne Beach — The Villa Marine
The Villa Marine Hotel was erected in 1912 by W.L. Sweet. Its construction provided a sorely needed boost for Melbourne Beach as a vacation resort, for other well known resorts north and south were by this time outstripping this community in growth, . . . Map (db m52928) HM
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Dec. 2, 2022