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melbourne and vicinity

melbourne is a city located near the atlantic ocean in south central florida. the area around melbourne was originally inhabited by paleo-indians around 10,000 years ago. during the civil war melbourne was confederate military training area and a number of troops bought property in the area. the town of melbourne was established in the late 1860's and was named in honor of comthwaite j. hector who once lived in melbourne austraila. during WW II the government built a naval air station in melbourne which today is melbourne international airport. today the economy of the melbourne area is dominated by the aerospace business due to it's proximinty to the kennedy space center in nearby titusville.

melbourne has much to offer the tourist visiting south central florida. the melbourne area has several beautiful atlantic beaches, a number of good golf courses, excellent salt water fishing, and scores of good restaurants and bars. the melbourne area beach towns cater to the older visiter in the winter and to families in the summer. melbourne is a good beach destination for tourists on a budget.

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