Bethel Creek (House of Refuge) Station Site

Vero Beach, FL

Also known as 13 miles north of Indian River Inlet (1875-1882); Indian River (1883-1885); Bethel Creek (1886-1937)

The Bethel Creek (House of Refuge) Station Site site was established in 1876


This is not an active site. It was active 1876-1936 (Listed as inactive 1937)


This site was closed (in) 1936


This is the original site location


Designation number: 205

Station closed in 1936. 1876 station house does not survive.

Station Site Notes:

1875 contract entered into, building rapidly progressing; 1876 in the process of equipment; 1882 extensive repairs (USLSS Annual Reports). Replaced in 1885 with the Indian River House of Refuge in 1885. License granted to Vero Beach, Florida in 1940 to use the site for park and recreation purposes.; replaced by the Indian River Inlet House of Refuge in 1885 (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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