Genealogical Society of South Brevard County Florida
Genealogical Society of South Brevard
Genealogical Society of
South Brevard
P.O. Box 786
Melbourne, Florida
32902-0786
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Melbourne Cemetery
(Central Brevard County)
710 E.Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901 USA
 
The Melbourne Cemetery or City of Melbourne Cemetery is a cemetery in Melbourne, Florida, United States. The cemetery includes graves of original settlers of Melbourne, to include Cornthwaite John Hector who founded the city. Although formally organized as a cemetery in 1891, native Americans purportedly used the site as a burial grounds for many years before.
 
 
A book, "The Two Cemeteries at Melbourne", was published by the Genealogical Society of South Brevard.  The work includes tombstone transcriptions up to 1995. Information was collected from the Melbourne Cemetery on Hibiscus Ave. and the Eau Gallie Cemetery, which was started in 1902.
 
 
The book is hardbound, contains a full index, 530 pages, over 6000 names, and is collated with official county records.  Melbourne's two cemeteries are the final resting-places of people from all over the nation.

Over the years, many retire or move to Florida. The book and a supplement contains actual tombstone transcriptions up to 1995, copied by local genealogists, with accompanying maps of the cemetery grounds.  Volunteer members of GSSB painstakingly collected, compiled, typed and checked this material to ensure accuracy. This book and a supplement are available for $25.00, plus shipping and handling.

In the introduction, the Line Street Cemetery's 10 known burials (African American's) are listed, plus "Old Dick" the cat. Also mentioned is the Houston (or Pioneer) Cemetery at the south end of Highland Ave. (started in 1865), which was a family cemetery. It has 12 known and more unknown burials, but no names are listed. The Macedonia Baptist Church (African American) had a cemetery, but no names were listed.
 
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Publications, GSSB, P.O. Box 786,
Melbourne, FL 32902-0786
Entrance to Melbourne Cemetery