Melbourne 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 River with the Atlantic Ocean. Starting on the western end of the Melbourne Beach Pier and running the distance of the pier and then continuing along a straight path to the Atlantic Ocean (where Ocean Ave would later be built) the Melbourne & Atlantic Railroad greatly improved ocean access for the growing number of citizens and visitors in Brevard County.
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 542663 N 3104855|
|Decimal Degrees||28.06840000, -80.56581667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 28° 4.104', W 80° 33.949'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||28° 4' 6.24" N, 80° 33' 56.94" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 496-998 Riverside Dr, Melbourne Beach FL 32951, US|
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