Melbourne, FL:

Melbourne, in South Brevard County, originally
was a training area for Confederate soldiers
during the American Civil War.[citation needed]
Some soldiers, who were attracted to the river
and the ocean, returned and bought land at 5
cents per acre.[citation needed] After the Civil
War, pioneer families arrived and Melbourne was
founded in the late 1860s by former slaves. The
city was named Melbourne in honor of its first
postmaster, Cornthwaite John Hector, an
Englishman who had spent much of his life in
Melbourne, Australia.[6] The first school in
Melbourne was built in 1883 and is now part of
the Florida Tech campus. In late 1942 the Naval
Air Station Melbourne was established as a site to
train newly commissioned Navy and Marine pilots
for WWII. The program ran until 1946, and the land
that was used for that program makes up most of
what is currently the Melbourne International
Airport.[7] In 1969, the cities of Eau Gallie and
Melbourne voted to merge, forming modern day
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