Florida East Coast Railroad

Florida East Coast Railroad (HMXYE)

Location: Melbourne, FL 32901 Brevard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 4.688', W 80° 36.273'

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Henry M. Flagler, Florida East Coast Railroad owner, was influenced to extend his railroad south from Rockledge by a Melbourne resident: E.P. Branch. The railroad tracks were built into Eau Gallie about 1892. Considerable delay was experienced in building the railroad bridge over the Eau Gallie River. The tracks reached Melbourne June, 1893, and the first train reached Melbourne July 3, 1893 (a Monday). The same day the Melbourne State Bank opened its doors. The day before, the first service had been held in the new Congregational Church of Melbourne. Until Flagler could complete his rail line into Miami and later Key West, the F.E.C.R.R. connected in Melbourne to steamboats which carried passengers and freight down the Indian River.
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 8:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 538853 N 3105920
Decimal Degrees28.07813333, -80.60455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 4.688', W 80° 36.273'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 4' 41.28" N, 80° 36' 16.38" W
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Area Code(s)321
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1917 Depot Dr, Melbourne FL 32901, US
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