rt A---General Information
Part A---General Information
Melbourne is on the East Coast of
and 176 miles northwest of Miami.
distance from the Atlantic Ocean.
Florida, 183 miles-sottheasst of Jacksor
It is on the Indian River and a short
The elevation is 23 feet,
U. S. Highways 1 and 192 pass through eelbourne.'-Florida East doast Railway
provides rail transportation. Bus transportation is provided by Greyhound
Lines. Robbins Sky ays provides non-scheduled charter air transportation.
Regularly-scheduled air transportation is not available, q5 E~ZASTE RAJ
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Brevard County had a population of 19,339 in 1945.
(From observations at Merritt Island, Florida.)
The population of
The first white family settled here in 1874. Yelbourne was named for
Melbourne, Australia, the last port visited by a sea captain who was the
first postmaster here.
6. Maor Sources of Income:
Tourist trade is the principal business here. Truck farming and the citrus
industry are also important sources of income.
Part B---Racreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
2. Athletic Events:
3. Tourist Clubs:
Melbourne Tourist Club has a~'clubhouse and excellent shuffleboard courts.
Card games and other games are played every night.
4. Recreational Clubs:
Melbourne Golf and Country Club has an 18-hole golf course. The clubhouse
has crrd and game rooms. Supper is served at the club.
5. Civic Organizations:
Chamber of Commerce
Junior Chamber of Commerce
6. Fraternal Organizations. :
7. Organized Entertainment: :
Night clubs are Castaways Club, at Palm Bay; The.Palms, at Eau Gallie, and
Cafe iHontmartre, at Melbourne.
8. Recreational Facilities:
Melbourne has three parks, a tourist club,.14 shuffleboard courts, an 18-
hole golf course, outdoor swimming pools and ocean beaches.
Deer, quail, duck, dove and coot are found in this section. There are.no
hunting guides or hunting lodges here.
Salt. water trout, drum, snook, sheepshead, bass, whiting and bluefish are
caught in the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, Fresh water trout and
bass are caught in lakes 10 miles west of Melbourne. Bob Wall's Fishing
Camp has cottages and a restaurant. Sweetwater Fishing Camp has cottages.
Fishing.guides are available at both camps.
Methodist, Baptist, Congregational, Christian, Episcopal, Christian Science.
and Catholic denominations have services in Melbourne.
Name Rooms Rate 'Plan
Melbourne Hotel 8 $44$6 European
Crenshaw Hotel 36 $5-$6 European
Dunn Hotel 35. $2-4 European
Stephens Hotel 20 $1-$2 European
Dixie Hotel 15 $2-43.50 European
River Oak Hotel Court 22 $5-46 European
Colonial Hotel Court 12 $5-$6 European
South Finds Hotel Court 10 $5-7 European
Trade Winds Club 75 American
Neptune Hall 17 American
Castaways Club 10 American
2. Tourist Courts:
Midway Tourist Colony Pine Grove Motor Court
fielbourne Motor Court Hiawatha Motor Court
Highland Motor Court Ohio Camp (at Palm Bay)
River Oak Hotel Court Harbor Inn Court (at Palm Bay)
Colonial Hotel Court Palm Bay Tourist Court (at Palm Bay)
SouthWinds Hotel Court
3. Guest Homes:
Guest homes are Canary Inn, Carleton Inn, Mrs. Cora Calvin, Mrs. Joe
Kirkland, Mrs. J. M. Allen, Irs. Claude Edge, Mrs. A. E. Christensen, Mrs.
Fred Moran, Ohio House, Indiana House, Mrs. Barkwell's, Mrs. C. H.
Stewart and Mrs. G. C. Herring.
4. Trailer Parks:
Municipal Trailer Park
Fred and Evats Trailer Park
Melbourne Beach Trailer Village (at Ielbourne Beach)
Jungles Trailer Park (at Palm Bay)
ialabar Trailer Court (at alabar)
Bar Trailer Court (at Eau Gallie)
5. Eating Places:
Eating places are Candle Light, Rainbow Grill, Melbourne Grill, Alberta's,
Korner Kubboard, EverReady, Depot Lunch, Kirklandts and Cafe Montmartre.
Further information on kelbourne can be obtained from:
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Post Office Box 5