The Hernandez-Capron Trail

The Hernandez-Capron Trail (HM1FOD)

Location: Melbourne, FL 32904 Brevard County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 4.862', W 80° 38.975'

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The Hernandez-Capron Trail parallels I-95 here in Brevard County. Laid out in 1838 by U.S. Army during Second Seminole war, it linked King's Road in St. Augustine and forts along St. John's River with Ft. Capron, 4 mi. north of present Ft. Pierce. Branches went to Ft. Dallas (Miami) and Ft. Brooke (Tampa). Named for Capt. Erastus Capron, Brevard section also honored Gen. Joseph Hernandez. Later it was the only inland trail available for settlers. Cattlemen used it up to the 1930s.
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HM NumberHM1FOD
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
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Placed ByThe Abigail Wright Chamberlin Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and Jonathan Eastman Society, Children of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 534428 N 3106228
Decimal Degrees28.08103333, -80.64958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 4.862', W 80° 38.975'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 4' 51.72" N, 80° 38' 58.5" W
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Area Code(s)321
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1700 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne FL 32904, US
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