Historic Markers Across Florida



Breckenridge Landing



Marker ID:  
Location: 1279 Houston Street, Melbourne, FL
County: Brevard
Coordinates: N 28° 7.662    W 080° 37.505
  28.1277    -80.62508333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Following the Civil War, Confederate Secretary of War, John C. Breckenridge, and his entourage came down the Indian River in a sailboat on their journey to Cuba where Breckenridge knew he would be safe from prosecution by the United States Government.

After leaving Titusville, his boat sprang a leak. Breckenridge saw John C. Houston’s dock, which was located about where the dock at Ramshur Tower is now located. Breckenridge stopped to ask Houston’s assistance in caulking the leak and making repairs. Houston, a Confederate sympathizer, gave his assistance. Breckenridge made his escape to Cuba.